Ottonie von Roeder


  • Artificial intelligence, Technology, Arts

  • Leipzig (Germany)

Ottonie von Roeder (born 1991) lives and works in Leipzig and Eindhoven. She studied product design at the Bauhaus University Weimar and social design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. She works freelance in the fields of speculative design and critical design.
In her work, Ottonie von Roeder explores technical developments and the automation of work. For example, she realised the project Cow&Co, which involves freelance cows that move independently around the city and can sell their milk directly to customers via an online service.
During her residency at the Institute for Computer Science and Control in Budapest, Ottonie von Roeder will continue developing her current project Post-Labouratory, a fictitious office that provides assistance in automating one's own work, i.e. rendering one's own labour obsolete. One focus here is on the automation of creative activities, and thus ultimately on the automation of her own work as a designer. The Post-Labouratory office is not only critical of automation - it reinforces its own individual design possibilities in a DIY manner and develops concepts for meaningful use of the free spaces generated by automation.

Contributions by Ottonie von Roeder