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Ruth Mateus-Berr

Artist, scientist, multisensual design researcher

Ruth Mateus-Berr was born in Vienna in 1964. She graduated in 1991 from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and received in 2002 a doctorate for her research on the design of the Carnival at the times of the National Socialism: Fasching und Faschismus (Praesens, Vienna 2007). She co-edited Senses and the City. An interdisciplinary approach to urban sensescapes (Madalina Diaconu, Eva Heuberger, Ruth Mateus-Berr, Lukas Marcel Vosicky eds., 2010).
Since 1992/93 she teaches at the University of Applied Arts at the Department for Design, Architecture and Environment for Art & Design Education. In 1996 she graduated in multimedia art therapy (ÖAGG).

Her art/designwork deals with interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary questions and is situated at the interface of science, art & design. Her works are presented at exhibitions in Austria and abroad (China, USA, Italy ...)
She has conducted workshops and presented lectures at different universities (University of Goiás, Brazil; Sint Lucas University Gent, Belgium, Rutgers University/DIMACS, NJ. USA; Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia; University of Applied Arts, Austria).
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