I am a visual communicator particularly interested in collaborative design processes and the transformative potential of design-informed endeavours.
I am part of the open-source plastic recycling initiative, Precious Plastic Vienna, and continously extending the project Nobody is an Island which is investigating the idea of a Universal Basic Income from the perspective of art and design. ︎︎︎ CV

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︎︎︎Work

↓ Projects
Zur kleine stiege
Nobody is an Island
Mutant Chairs
7000 Bänke documentation
OMI – Open Material Infrastructure
Nu_Volante
Questionism – School of Thought
Smell The Kings
Pewter Transmutation
Bolzano Ti Saluta

↓ Interventions
Declaration of Human Rights
The Black Hole Said:
Democratic Cocktails &
Liquid Democracy


↓ Visual communication (selected works)
OM YEAH (visual identity, webdesign)Lenkerbande (logo and branding)
Social Design Studio (master program)
National Excitement (data-visualisation)
Shared Walks (card set)
COOP. Sophia (visual identity)


︎ Privacy
Mark

I use design as a critical communicative and translative tool to prototype narratives and situations to envision and tinker with possible futures built on a strong belive in the collaborative capabilities of humans.

My design approach seeks for plain and bold ways of communication.

I am living and working in Vienna, Austria.

For further questions feel free to get in touch sending an email to ahoi(at)raphaelvolkmer.com




Education


2017 – 2020
Master of Arts, Social Design – Arts as Urban InnovationUniversity of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

2015/16
Guest student, MA in Eco-Social Design, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

2012 February–July
Exchange semester, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

2010 – 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Product and Communication DesignFree University of Bolzano-Bozen,
Italy


Professional Experience


2018 – present
Co-founder of Precious Plastic Vienna www.preciousplastic.wien
Vienna, Austria

2016 – present
→ Freelancing Visual Designer, www.raphaelvolkmer.com

2016 September/October
Project assistent → Brave New Alps
Within the project ComunFare
Rovereto, Italy

2013 March – May
Intern, → Studio K:100
Munich, Germany

2012 September – 2013 March
Intern, → Studio Jolan van der Wiel
Amsterdam, The Neatherlands


Grants and Awards


2021
Research grand by FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungs GmbH) for Precious Plastic Vienna

2020
Support grant by the University of Applied Arts Vienna for the project Nobody is an Island

Grand by Wirtschaftsagentur Wien for Precious Plastic Vienna

2017–2018 
→ DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Grand ‘Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication and Film’

2015 July–December 
→ Province of South Tyrol
Grant ‘innovacoop’ for the project Nu_Volante

2015
 
→ Hans Sauer Preis 2015
Finalist with the project Nu_Volante
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