Felix Hardmood Beck

Designer, Dad, Technologist, Researcher and Educator

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See below a list of upcoming and past activities (latest on top)


2023-08-21/…/09-01 , Teaching Summer-School „Design, Technology and Innovation in Münsterland“, University of Applied Sciences Münster, GER – upcoming
2023-02-23, Talk at the College of Fine Arts and Design (invitation by Prof. Dr. Iman Abdel Shahid Ibrahim), University of Sharjah, UAE – upcoming
2023-02-12, Workshop, American University of Sharjah, UAE – upcoming
2023-02-07/08, Innovation Workshop, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE – upcoming
2023-01-11, Persona Workshop, School of Health, University of Applied Sciences, Münster, GER

2022-12-08, Zoetrope Workshop during „Science goes Prinzipalmarkt“ week, Urban Science Store, Münster, GER
2022-11-09, Symposium: Nursing Meets Design (co-host), University of Applied Sciences Münster, GER
2022-09-30, Talk: Media in Space – Teaching Digital Media Design, Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences, GER
2022-08-23, Presentation of Lerchenfenster project, Havixbeck city council, GER
2022-08-12/13/14, CampX (Summer School on sustainability), University of Applied Sciences Münster, GER
2022-06-22/…/28, Invitation to Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C., USA
2022-05-25, Innovation Workshop with 'Department of Culture and Tourism', Abu Dhabi, UAE
2022-05-13, Presentation of research collaboration with Prof. Iman Ibrahim, University of Sharjah, College of Fine Arts and Design, UAE

2021-12-11, Workshop 'Creativity & Innovation', Exploration Bay, Münster School of Business (MSB), FH Münster
2021-12-08, Guest Reviewer for class projects of Prof. Adina Hempel, Zayed University, Dubai
2021-12-07, Workshop 'Introduction to Design Research Methods', Münster School of Health (MSH), FH Münster
2021-11-24, Keynote 'Visualizing Data through Interactive Mapping', Dhakira Dialogues Workshop, NYUAD Institute
2021-11-18, Talk 'Media based Installations for Cultural Heritage', NYU Abu Dhabi, Arts Center (C3, 043), invitation by Prof. Goffredo Puccetti
2021-11-14, Workshop 'Innovation and Agile Business Development', NYUAD Executive Education, client: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2021-11-03, Guest lecture on 'Previous Projects and Future Plans', Exploration Bay, Münster School of Business (MSB), FH Münster
2021-07-11, Workshop 'Innovation and Agile Business Development', NYUAD Executive Education, client: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2021-06-23, Workshop 'Innovation and Agile Business Development', NYUAD Executive Education, client: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2021-05-19, Workshop ‘Plastik: Fluch oder Segen’, FH Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany
2021-04-07, Talk ‘Designing Innovation’, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2021-03-10, Talk ‘Design Research’ (invitation by Prof. Ay
şe E. Coşkun), Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
2020-01-21, Keynote 'Basically Me and My Work', Zone052, MSD Münster School of Design
2021-01-10/13, Workshop 'Innovation and Agile Business Development', NYUAD Executive Education, client: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2020-12-13/16, Workshop 'Innovation and Agile Business Development', NYUAD Executive Education, client: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2020-12-06/9, Workshop 'Innovation and Agile Business Development', NYUAD Executive Education, client: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2020-11-22/25, Workshop 'Innovation and Agile Business Development', NYUAD Executive Education, client: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2020-11-21, Moderator for panel discussion and movie screening ‘Plastic Pandemic’, online: New York (11AM) – Abu Dhabi (8PM), UAE
2020-11-20, Keynote 'Von leuchtenden Skorpionen und analogen Pixeln’, Alle aus dem Häuschen
2020-10-25, Keynote 'Fostering Innovation', Executive Affairs Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2020-07-20, Online Seminar for Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), topic: Teaching Sustainability, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2020-07-13/15, Online Seminar ‘FAB Discovery Leadership Program’ for NYUAD Executive Education, client: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2020-02-14, Presentation of NYUAD Plastic Lab [
] to H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi (MOCCAE), Um Al Arab School, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2020-02-12, Workshop Precious Plastic in Education, British International School Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, SAU
2020-02-04, Judge for Innovator 2020 Award, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), Corniche, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2020-01-12, Environmental Dialogues, students from RCC of LMU [
] and Plastic Fantastic class, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

2019-12-06, Workshop Punkt. Linie. Fläche. Körper., Münster University of Applied Sciences, Münster School of Design, Germany
2019-11-20, Talk and Innovation Workshop, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2019-11-13, Talk and Innovation Workshop, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2019-11-08, Talk on design, Münster University of Applied Sciences, Münster School of Design, Germany
2019-11-01, NYU Sustainability Center, Workshop, NYU Shanghai, CHN
2019-10-31, Talk on design, Donghua University, Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation, CHN
2019-10-30, Talk on design, NYU Shanghai, Interactive Media Program, CHN
2019-10-19, Open Talk, Parsons School of Design, New York, US
2019-10-17, NYU Sustainability Center, Workshop, NYU New York, US
2019-09-23, Conversations on Practice Sustainability in Art and Design, invitation by Sharjah Museums Authority, Art Jameel Center, Dubai (link)
2019-07-10, Talk and Innovation Workshop, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Cairo, EGY
2019-07-03, Talk and Innovation Workshop, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2019-06-20, Talk Creating a Culture of Innovation, Dubai World Trade Center
2019-05-23/24, Installation at KuL-Conference: Wadi Al Helo, A Virtual Visit to Cultural Heritage Sites, Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany
2019-04-29, Judge for the 7th United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition, Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa City Campus, UAE
2019-04-22, Keynote presentation at MISD 2019 Symposium, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai, UAE
2019-04-20, FILE Projection Mapping Workshop, Experimental Research Building (C1, 120), NYUAD
2019-04-20, Workshop with American University of Sharjah's Sustainability office, Plastic Recycling Lab, NYUAD
2019-04-22, Talk Media Installations for Museums, Maritime Archaeology class, NYUAD, A6-111
2019-03-18, Talk Precious Plastic at NYU Abu Dhabi, American University of Sharjah, Main Building, Auditorium B, UAE
2019-02-09, Keynote during Processing Community Day, Interactive Media Lab (IM Lab), NYUAD
2019-02-04, Plastic Recycling Workshop, Grace to Be Born Center, Manila, Philippines
2019-02-02, Plastic Recycling Workshop, Tahanan Sta. Luisa (Crisis Intervention Center for Street Girls), Manila, Philippines
2019-01-31/02-09, Plastic recycling machines from Plastic Lab [] showcased at Abu Dhabi Science Festival, Corniche Walkway, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi
2019-01-25/26, Plastic recycling machines from Plastic Lab [] showcased at Quoz Art Fest 2019, Warehouse #60, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

2018-12-16/17, Precious Plastic WANA Conference, NYUAD Institute (A6), Abu Dhabi, UAE
2018-12-10, Talk Design Education, German International School, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2018-12-05, Talk about DIY Plastic Recycling Machines, TechShop, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2018-11-04/…/07, NYUAD Research Conference - Interactive Exhibition (Wadi Al Helo project), NYUAD, Conference Center, Room 001
2018-10-31, Host for Institute talk of Prof. Zamp Kelp (University of the Arts Berlin), NYUAD Institute (A6), Abu Dhabi, UAE
2018-10-24/25/26, Invitation to ReDesignEd Educators Forum, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
2018-09-25, Talk Storytelling with Virtual Reality, American University of Sharjah, UAE
2018-06-06, Talk Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas, Beuth University Berlin, Germany
2018-04-30, Judge for UAE Undergraduate Research Competition (URC), Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi Campus
2018-04-25, Talk Multidisciplinary Artistic Collaborations, NYUAD (invitation by Prof. Carlos Guedes)
2018-04-22, Presentation of Precious Plastic Abu Dhabi at 'Go Green Fair', NYUAD
2018-04-20/21, Workshop with Pablo Dornhege (UdK Berlin), Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations, NYUAD
2018-04-01, Presentation on collaboration for FILE'18, American University of Sharjah, UAE
2018-03-06, Talk, INTED 2018 (International Technology, Education and Development Conference), Valencia, Spain
2018-02-04, Judge for Innovator 2018 Award, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2018-01-21, Full day session on Innovation with NYUAD Executive Education, SEHA - Abu Dhabi Health Services

2017-12-16, Talk Media in Space, Echo Festival, Dubai, UAE
2017-12-16, Panel discussion on Creative Education, Echo Festival (conference), Dubai, UAE
2017-12-01, Workshop The Function of Form, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany
2017-11-30, Talk Media Installations for Museums in the UAE, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany
2017-11-30, Talk The role of Design in Engineering Education, Beuth University Berlin, Germany
2017-11-18, Invitation to Exploration Sessions Dubai, Design and Education: designing for sustainable solutions, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
2017-10-20, Talk Design & Innovation, Art Academy, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017-10-18, Talk Sources of Inspiration, invitation to Dubai Design District (D3)
2017-10-11/12/13, Chair for New Technologies panel at Museums in Arabia conference, Bahrain, Bahrain National Museum
2017-10-10, Judge for Semaphore competition, ADT Core Class CommTech (invitation of Prof. Craig Protzel), NYUAD
2017-09-21, Talk Rapid Prototyping and Design, Interactive Media Arts, NYU Shanghai, China
2017-06-26/27/28, Actopolis, Workshop Mapping Abandoned Spaces with Prof. Zlatan Filipovic (AUS, UAE), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017-04-26/27/28/29, Workshop with FELD Studio: Kinetic Installations, Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations, NYUAD
2017-03-08/09/10/11, Workshop with Mattia Bernini: Precious Plastic, Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations, NYUAD
2017-03-06/07, Seminar and Talk on Medial Installations for Museums, UCL Qatar (Museology and Curatorial Studies), Doha
2017-02-23, Workshop: Media in Space, American University of Sharjah, UAE
2017-02-19, Workshop: Nothing to Something – An Introduction to Rapid Prototyping, NYUAD, Interactive Media Lab
2017-01-19, Opening of superLab 2017 exhibition The Extended Family Room, NYUAD, Engineering Design Studio

2016-11-10, Essential Cinema Series, leading the introduction and post-screening for Blade Runner, NYUAD Art Gallery
2016-10-24, Talk Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas at Parsons School of Design [], New York, US
2016-10-21, Talk at School of Visual Arts (SVA, ), New York, US
2016-10-04/05, Heritage Studies Regional Workshop, hosted by NYUAD Institute and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA)
2016-09-27, Innovation Workshop with Executive Affairs Authority (UAE), Engineering Design Studio, NYUAD
2016-09-09, Talk at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
2016-05-21, Hosting Ma'a Salama Engineering Graduates 2016 event, Engineering Design Studio, NYUAD
2016-05-20, Opening talk at Handstorming in Dharavi exhibition, Mumbai, India
2016-05-12, Opening of Design Fundamentals and EfSI Exhibition, Engineering Design Studio, NYUAD
2016-04-24, Interactive Media Workshop, NYUAD, Interactive Media Lab
2016-04-19, Guest lecture World Heritage Sites and Universal Collections (invitation by Prof. Robert Parthesius), NYUAD
2016-03-13/14, Workshop Digital Camera Obscura, Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, UAE (video 1, video 2)
2016-03-03/04, Judge for Robotics and Electronics category, Innovator 2016, Abu Dhabi Corniche, UAE
2016-02-24, Guest critique at Project Studio Class (invitation by Prof. Craig Protzel), NYUAD, Interactive Media Lab
2016-02-10, Moderating IDEA Lab event on Social Entrepreneurship (guest: Gaurav Mehta), NYUAD, Engineering Design Studio
2016-01-21, Opening of superLab 2016 exhibition Corniche Currents, NYUAD, Engineering Design Studio

2015-12-01, Guest lecture at Communication and Technology (invitation by Prof. Craig Proetzel), NYUAD, Film and New Media
2015-11-23, Attendance at Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education, UAE Ministry of Higher Education, Dubai, UAE
2015-11-11, Guest lecture at Creativity and Innovation (invitation by Prof. Douglas Cook), NYUAD, Engineering Design Studio
2015-10-23, Opening speech at Digital_ia Media Arts Festival, 13 Muz Gallery, Szczecin, Poland
2015-10-23, Debate Design(ing) Future, Academy of the Arts, Szczecin, Poland
2015-10-01, Guest critique at Mashups (course by Prof. Craig Protzel), NYUAD, Interactive Media Lab
2015-06-24, Lecture at Furtwangen University, Faculty of Digital Media, Furtwangen, Germany
2015-06-12, Lecture for China Academy of Fine Arts, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2015-06-03, Lecture for University of Applied Sciences Ulm and Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2015-04-11, Seminar at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2015-03-10, Lecture for Massachusetts College of Art and Design, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2015-02-24, Keynote at FITC Amsterdam [], Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015-02-02, Lecture for Royal Academy Den Haag, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2015-01-30, Lecture for HEAD Genéve, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2015-01-22, Seminar at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2014-11-28, Workshop (1 day, concept development), FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria
2014-11-27, Lecture at FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria
2014-11-13, Lecture for Maastricht Academy, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2014-10-06/10, Workshop (5 days), American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2014-07-03, Lecture for China Academy of Fine Arts, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2014-06-23, Lecture for IED Madrid, Centro Superior de Diseño, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2014-06-06, Workshop (1 day, concept development), FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria
2014-06-05, Lecture at FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria
2014-06-02, Lecture for University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2014-04-29, Keynote during Conference The Sensuous Museum, Museum of Herning, Denmark
2014-04-08, Lecture at American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2014-04-01, Talk Theme Based Exhibitions, Museum of Holstebro, Denmark
2014-03-31, Keynote on Digital Communication and Social Media (in Museums), at Theme-Based Exhibitions Conference, Holstebro, Denmark
2014-03-28, Lecture for Zealand Institute of Business and Technology (Denmark), ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2014-03-27, Lecture for University of Basel and University of Applied Sciences and Technology Rapperswil, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2014-03-14, Lecture for Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, at ART+COM Studios, Berlin
2014-02-04, Keynote Art of Engineering with Simon Schiessl, Ferchau Engineering, Gummersbach, Germany
2014-01-31, Keynote for Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2014-01-20, Lecture for BTK Berlin University of Applied Sciences, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2014-01-16, Lecture for Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2014-01-08, Lecture for HTW Berlin and MHMK Macromedia University for Media and Communication Berlin, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany

2013-12-30, Open talk at AWWA Art Gallery, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
2013-12-16, Keynote The Beauty of Illusions at AR Meetup, Berlin, Germany
2013-12-10, Lecture Museum 2.1 for HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts, ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2013-11-28, Keynote for Copenhagen School of Technology and Design, at ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2013-11-22, Keynote for University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, at ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2013-11-21, Lecture and one day workshop (concept development) for Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
2013-11-18, Guest talk at HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hildesheim, Germany
2013-11-08, Keynote at Kikk International Digital Festival, Namur, Belgium
2013-10-25, Guest talk at HTW University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, Germany
2013-10-10, Keynote at SOS Design Festival, Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
2013-10-08, Lecture for FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, at ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2013-10-05, Keynote at Visualized Conference, Berlin, Germany
2013-09-27, Workshop at Retune Conference 2013, Berlin, Germany
2013-07-04, Lecture for Summer Academy (Cooperation of Berlin University (FU) and Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing), ART+COM Studios, Berlin
2013-04-16, Keynote during »Processing Berlin« at LEAP – Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance, Berlin, Germany
2013-01-25, Keynote at the opening of the Digital_ia Festival 13, Szczecin, Poland
2013-01-21/26, Soxels workshop (6 days), Digital_ia Media Arts Festival, students from The Szczecin Academy of Art, Poland

2012-12-14, Lecture at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
2012-12-06, Seminar and workshop (1 day, concept development) at University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2012-11-29, Guest talk at FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria
2012-11-23, Lecture for University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK), at ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2012-10-05, Lecture for FH Joanneum, at ART+COM Studios, Berlin
2012-07-31, Seminar at Department of Visual Arts and Mechatronics, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
2012-06-22, Keynote at Symposium for Kinetic Displays, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
2012-04-26, Keynote at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
2012-04-24, Keynote at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
2012-04-03, Guest talk at University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany
2012-02-14, Lecture for Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, at ART+COM Studios, Berlin
2012-01-19, Guest talk at Berlin Institute of Design, Germany
2012-01-14, Keynote at Digital_ia Festival 12, Szczecin, Poland
2012-01-11, Lecture at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Department for Intermedia Design, Germany

2011-12-19, Lecture at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, invitation by Prof. Monika Hoinkis, Germany
2011-10-19, Lecture at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finnland
2011-10-17, Artist talk at Cartes Flux Media Art Festival, Helsinki, Finnland
2011-10-04, Lecture for FH Joanneum, at ART+COM Studios, Berlin
2011-09-30, Lecture at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), Denmark
2011-09-30, Lecture at Zealand Institute of Business and Technology, Campus Køge, Denmark
2011-07-01, Keynote for Summer Academy (Cooperation of Berlin University (FU) and Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing), ART+COM Studios, Berlin
2011-06-04, Artist talk at Emergeandsee Festival, Berlin, Germany
2011-05-31, Lecture at Bremen University of the Arts, Germany
2011-05-26, Lecture Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft for students from Humboldt University Berlin, ART+COM Studios, Berlin
2011-03-20, Lecture for School for Design Bern & Biel (Switzerland), ART+COM Studios, Berlin, Germany
2011-02-24, Keynote at Always-On-Festival, Berlin, Germany
2011-02-02, Presentation of Meisterschüler project at Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

2010-10-28, Lecture at Aarhus University, Denmark
2010-10-01, Workshop (one day, session 3/3) 12h müsst ihr sein, Berlin, Germany
2010-01-23, Keynote at University of the Arts Braunschweig/TU Braunschweig, Germany

2009-06-25, Lecture at University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany
2009-04-01, Invitation to Design.Digital, keynote at University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, Germany

2008-11-18, Workshop (one day, session 2/3) 12h müsst ihr sein, Berlin, Germany
2008-06-15, Workshop (one day, session 1/3) 12h müsst ihr sein, Berlin, Germany

2007-07-17, Presentation of thesis project (Diplom) at Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

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