The Studio is led by Prof.  Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel. After her studies in philosophy, art history and archeology in Basel, Freiburg and Frankfurt and in cultural and media practice, she obtained a doctorate in philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt. In addition to her research and teaching acivities mostly in the philosophy of mind, aesthetics and ethics in design and the arts, which took her to diverse universities amongst others Oxford, Konstanz and Darmstadt where she lately worked in the professorship-programme  at the University of Applied Sciences and at the Institute for Design Research, she has been highly engaged in curating and publishing wherefor she started her own studio business for art and design projects.  Julia realized diverse exhibitions and publication projects in cooperation with museums, universities, art associations as well as business companies, promoting and engaging with works by artists and designers around the world such as Gerhard Richter, Tobias Rehberger, Ed Ruscha, Christine De La Garenne, Christiane Feser, Sandra Mann, Hella Jongerius, amongst others. Julia is currently Visiting Professor at the HFG Offenbach. She constantly tries to match her academic interests in the arts and philosophy through a studio business that practically combines strong theoretical and conceptual knowledge – needed in the professional mediation of art and design – with the passion for sustainable and conscientious business in which all stakeholders benefit and gender equality in particular is seen as an inharent goal of all activity.


Teresa Laura Novotny is working as a studio assistant at the studio for Art & Design since 2018. She holds a diploma in design from the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and she has a strong interest in topics such as gender & design, design methodology and design for sustainability. Teresa supports the studio with her designerly knowing in almost every project and project stage ranging from conceptual planning to realization.


We cooperate with external experts – curators – gallerists- critics- theoreticans – designers – artists – architects.