Florian Alexander Schmidt
Florian A. Schmidt (Foto: Michael Ebert-Hanke)

Dr. phil. Dipl.-Des. Florian A. Schmidt (*1979)
Researcher, journalist and designer from Berlin

Latest / currently:
New book Crowd Design, published by Birkhäuser in Summer 2017, based on a PhD in Critical Writing from the Royal College of Art in London (finished in 2015).

Academic research on digital labour, the platform economy, crowdwork and gigwork. New study on the gig economy in Berlin published Nov. 2017 here (in German)

Teaching design theory and history at different institutions (in 2017 &2018 at HTW Berlin). Writing about design and technology for various magazines.

From 2015  to 2017 editor-in-chief of the German print magazine agenda design, published biannually by the Alliance of German Designers (AGD).

Guest professor for Design Theory at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Dresden From 2014 to 2016. Co-author, co-editor and translator of the book Crowdwork – Zurück in die Zukunft? (Bund Verlag 2014). Co-author of the book Kritische Masse (form+zweck 2010) on amateurism in design. Author of the book Parallel Realitäten (Niggli, 2006) on the design of virtual worlds.

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Member of  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Designtheorie und Forschung (DGTF) and Deutscher Journalistenverband (DJV).