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Absurd machines, the poetics of ubiquitous objects, speculative fiction and the unexpected. Mia Meus enjoys working on big emotions and the small details of worlds yet to come: Deeply in love with futures full of agency, she narrates our critical relationships with technology – blending the spaces between digital and physical.
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photo credit: Christoph Liebentritt

HELLO + HI

Mia
Her work has been represented in Biennale programms across London, Venice and Vienna and has been exhibited in various exhibitions such as the ongoing international exhibition 'Hello, Robot', curated by the Vitra Design Museum.

She is an alumna of the Design & Technology program at Parsons - The New School in New York City + an alumna of the Design Investigations studio at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and a Fulbright scholarship grantee.

Mia is currently accepting freelance work and open for collaborations. Either sounds like a fit?

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EDUCATION

Parsons - The New School
New York City, USA
Design & Technology
2019 - 2021
MFA

University of Applied Arts
Vienna, Austria
Design Investigations
2013 - 2019
Mag. des. Ind.

Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
Industrial Design
Exchange
SELECTED EXPERIENCE

Creative Technologist
CohStra (Cohabitation Strategies) +
Urbanfront, New York
February 2021 - May 2021

Design Technologist
Community Tech NY +
Digital Equity Lab, New York
October 2020 - May 2021

Prototyping + Research, Assistant
Designed Realities Lab, New York
October 2019 - June 2020

Art Direction Assistant
The Gentlemen Creatives, Vienna
Spring + Summer 2018

Digital Prototyping Tutor
University for Applied Arts, Vienna  
2014 - 2018

Woodwork Intern
Studio Björn, Austria
2016
EXHIBITIONS +
AWARDS +
PUBLICATIONS +
SCHOLARSHIPS


La Biennale di Venezia
How to Begin Again
2021

PARALLEL
Open Radio Matters
2021

Speaker TSH x MET DESIGN NIGHT
Diversity by Design
Vienna Design Week
2020

TELEPRESENCE – A CYBER EXPO
The Internet of Dumb Things
2020

Biennale Vienna - Ideas for Change
City of Temperaments - A Speculative Theater Play
MAK Vienna + Seestadt aspern
2019

Fulbright Scholarship Grantee
Fulbright Austria
2019-2021

Represenative Studio for Austria
London Design Biennale
Somerset House London,
2018

Speaker Design Summit
Artificial Intelligence - Genuine Emotions
Biennale Vienna Robots. Work. Our Future
MAK Vienna, 2017

Hello, Robot.
Vitra Design Museum + MAK
Travelling Exhibition
2017-2022

Publication LAF Magazine - City Sense
Beijing
2016

National Winner
Reload my Pharmacy by L´Oréal
2015

Biennale Vienna - Ideas for Change
Das Krankenhaus - Medcuisine
MAK Vienna
2015

The Essence
Künstlerhaus Vienna
2014 - 2017
DIGITAL MAKING SKILLS
Rhino 3D + Cinema 4D + Illustrator + InDesign + Premiere Pro + After Effects + Photoshop + ProTools Audio

PHYSICAL MAKING SKILLS
3D Printing + Airbrush (Varnishing) + Book Binding + Cardboard + Prototyping + Ceramics + Design Sketching + Glass + Lasercutting + Mold Making + Physical Computation + Plastic Welding (Inflatables) + Product Prototyping + Screen Printing + Sewing + Soldering + Vacuum Forming + Welding + Wood Working

COMPUTER LANGUAGES
Python + Javascript + HTML + CSS

HUMAN LANGUAGES
German - C2
English - C1
French - A2