Prof. Dr. Anke Haarmann is a philosopher, artist, and design theoretician. The main focus of her work is artistic research, design research, visual culture, and public space. She is director of PhDArts at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), Professor of Practice and Theory of Research in the Visual Arts at Leiden University, and research lector Art Theory & Practice at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague.
Anke Haarmann studied philosophy and fine arts in Hamburg, Berlin, and Maastricht and earned her doctorate in philosophy at the University of Potsdam. She founded the "Centre for Design Research", a platform for practice-based, design research as well as critical theory, at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. She currently heads the German Society for Artistic Research together with Mathias Zeiske and Michaela Melián and leads the research project "Speculative Space (SpecSpace): Labor zur Erprobung und Erforschung epistemischer Designpraktiken" (2019-2022).
Haarmann is regularly invited to give lectures and publishes monographs, articles, and papers on artistic and design research, including but not limited to: