Prof. Dr. Minou Afzali

Profile

Prof. Dr. Minou Afzali Dozentin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Bern Academy of the Arts
    Forschung
    Fellerstrasse 11
    3027 Bern

Activities

  • Deputy Head of Institute of Design Research

  • lecturer, HKB / MA Design and Y Institute for Transdisziplinarity

  • coordinator of the interdisciplinary research group Health Care Communication Design HCCD

  • coordinator research field Social Communication

  • Health Care Design

  • Social Design

  • Material Culture

  • Communication Design

  • Design and Migration

Teaching

  • HKB / MA Design

  • HKB / Y Toolbox

  • SINTA / Bern University

  • Design with Social Impact

  • Forschung im Kontext künstlerischer Praxis

  • Methoden der Designforschung

  • Ethnografische Methoden im Design

Research

  • Health Care Design

  • Social Design

  • Material Culture

CV

  • 2017-today Deputy Head of Intstitute of Design Research Bern University of the Arts (HKB)
  • 2012-today lecturer MA Design Bern University of the Arts (HKB)
  • 2008-today researcher Institute of Design Research (formerly: Research Area Communication Design) Bern University of the Arts (HKB)
  • 2008-today lecturer Y Insitute of Transdisciplinarity Bern University of the Arts (HKB)
  • 2004-2008 product designer self employed
  • 1999-2004 product designer Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering AG
  • 2018 Dr. phil. Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern
  • 2011-2018 Graduate School of the Arts Bern (today: Studies in the Arts) Bern University of the Arts (HKB), Faculty of Humanities of the University of Bern
  • 1993-1999 Dipl. Des. (Product Design) Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main
  • 1992-1993 Basis Erweiterungsklasse Raum und Körper Basel School of Design
  • 1991-1992 Vorkurs A Basel School of Design

Memberships

  • research group Health Care Communication Design HCCD

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Professional working proficiency
  • Italian
  • Persian