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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured associate professors

Hans Leo Höger

+39 0471 015194

BZ F2.04
Faculty of Design and Art
Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1

Short bio

Hans Leo Höger (Ph.D.) is tenured professor for Theory and History of Design and Communication (SECS 08/C1 - SSD: ICAR/13). Besides his academic activities he has been working as consultant of strategy, research and communication for companies and design offices, focusing on design topics in the context of economics, culture and society. Clients include Siemens, Olivetti, Swiss Re, Poste Italiane, Airport Cologne, Michele De Lucchi, intégral Ruedi Baur et associés, Sergio Calatroni Artroom. He has been appointed Commissioner of the German participation at XIXth Milan Triennale (‘Identity and Differences: The Future of Urban Environments’) and was responsible for the program ‘Attitudes for the New Millennium' within the IDCA conference in Aspen/Colorado (USA).


History of Design 1

97114 · ICAR/13 · L-4 Design and Art - Design · EN

History of Design 2

97115 · ICAR/13 · L-4 Design and Art - Design · DE

Theories and languages of product design

97166C · M-FIL/05 · L-4 Design and Art - Design · EN

Theories and languages of product design

97092C · M-FIL/04 · L-4 Design and Art - Design · DE

Theory: Sociology

95913Q · SPS/08 · Master 1. level Design for children · EN

Main Research Areas

- Cultural Engineering (transdisciplinar approaches to design and architecture process setting)
- Convergence Phenomena in Postindustrial Societies
- Design & Politics / Eco-social Dimensions of and Approaches to Design
- New Intercultural Realities
- Design Thinking (contextualization of design culture)

FDA research cluster: trans-form


Hans Leo Höger has been the curator of the international conference ‘Design Research – Strategy Setting to Face the Future’ in Bozen-Bolzano (2007). One year later, the Swiss National Science Foundation (Bern) invited him to join its team of experts for the evaluation of research project proposals.
In 2009, the international conference ‘Multiple Ways to Design Research’ (Lugano/Switzerland) invited him to be part of its Program Committee. DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) – Germany’s largest research funding body and the largest such organization in Europe – appointed him in 2011 as
external expert for the evaluation of research project proposals. In 2012, he became member of Bozen | Bolzano University Press’ editorial board.


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