Dr Helga Schmid


Dr Helga Schmid is an artist/designer, researcher and lecturer. Currently, she is a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum and teaches on the MA in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art. Her research is situated within contemporary debates on the nature of temporality. By investigating the topic of time through an interdisciplinary approach of design, chronosocioloy and chronobiology, she opens up a new world of ‘Uchronia’.

Previously, she worked as a researcher in the Architecture and Design department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and internationally as designer/artist on high-profile projects, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts and the British Museum. Her work has been exhibited and featured in publications, blogs and magazines worldwide, such as the Whitechapel Gallery London, Dia Art Foundation in New York, Istanbul Design Biennial and DMY Berlin. She has received a number of international awards including the Type Directors Award, Art Directors Award, Best German Books Award as well as a Fulbright scholarship and two DAAD scholarships.