Barbro Scholz (1985 DE) is an e-textiles and material designer based in Hamburg (industrial design BA, fashion-/textile-design MFA). Her work focuses on electronic textiles and interaction, and her interest is in the impact of e-textiles in the relation between the human and technology, in its aesthetic experience and socio-cultural impact.
She is co-founder of the Stühmer|Scholz Design Office in Hamburg, Germany (2012), working with clients in culture and industry. Since 2015 she teaches textile-design and -engineering to university students. Since 2020 she is a member of the Design-Research-Center at HAW Hamburg through the 'Speculative Space'-research group, and since 2021 through 'Klima-ACT', investigating potentials in embedded soft-haptics combined with VR.
Scholz showed her work in national and international contexts, amongst others, at MAK Vienna 2013, Pailliards centre d’arts 2016, Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV, 2022, and Design Center Hamburg 2022. Latest awards: Wearsustain 2nd call (2018), WORTH-project 2nd call (2019), nominee Starts Prize at Ars Elektronica 2020.