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CANCELLED due to illness: Distinguished lecture & Hot Soup with Prof Gesche Joost – Berlin University of the Arts

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Dec 13

CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS! A new date will be communicated – stay tuned!

Date and time: 13 December 2022, 11:30-13:30 CET
Speaker: Gesche Joost, Berlin University of the Arts
Title: Research Kitchen on an inclusive Digital Society

Where: Hybrid event at Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2, KTH main campus OR on Zoom

A maximum of 50 participants are onsite at the Digital Futures hub.
Link to registration:

Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
Password: 755440

Moderator: Professor Jan Gulliksen, KTH

Lecture & Hot Soup: I will talk about the vision of an inclusive and diverse Digital Society – and how we can make this vision true. In my research at Berlin University of the Arts, in the Design Research Lab, I have worked on social sustainability through hands-on prototyping and Participatory Design in ICT. I will show some examples of Feminist Tech, Wearable Computing, and Social Design and talk about our democratic values in a digital society.

Demo on Digital Education for Kids: Calliope ( – a non for profit organization from Berlin that developed the Microcontroller Calliope Mini (Open Source) and educational material (OER) for school children from 3rd grade on. The company started with the objective that every child should have playful access to the digital world – regardless of gender or the financial resources of their parents. 

Bio: Gesche Joost, Professor of Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts, is a researcher, founder, political advisor and tech consultant. She focuses her work on digital transformation and its implications on our society both in her research practice and at the policy level.

She serves on the executive board of the Einsteincenter Digital Future in Berlin and runs a research lab ( with her research groups at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, which specializes in human-computer-interaction and wearable computing, and the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin.

From 2014 to 2018, she served as the German government’s Federal Internet ambassador to the European Commission. Since 2015, she is a member of the supervisory board of SAP, ING and ottobock. In 2016, she founded Calliope gGmbH (, a not-for-profit organization offering digital learning to children. Joost is a Digital Futures Scholar-in-residence from August 2022 to March 2023.

Link to the profile of Gesche Joost