Tacit Dimension creates games to close the gap between urban research and the development of things and technologies used in urban life. As a lab we constantly develop the method of ‘research through design’ to generate knowledge and test innovative designs.
The term ‘Tacit Dimension’ is borrowed from the philosopher scientist Michael Polányi. He coined the term to elaborate on knowledge that we acquire through experience and through interactions with our environment, but which we can’t explicitly formulate. Yet tacit knowledge is always at the bottom of what we can put into words, draw or create.
Viktor Bedö, PhD – founding director. Viktor is street game designer and philosopher based in Berlin. He is founder of Tacit Dimension and is lecturer at the School for Design Thinking at HPI Potsdam. His activities are organized around methodology and practice of game design for urban design and team based innovation. In his PhD thesis “Interactive Urban Maps as Instruments of Thinking” he examined how bodily experience of urban life enables the discovery of emerging patterns on real-time urban maps. In Olafur Eliason’s Institute für Raumexperimente he cooperated with young artists on turning theoretical concepts of space and body into interactive performances. He is former member of the street-games collective Invisible Playground with whom he has been extensively touring international arts festivals (among others Metropolis Festival Copenhagen and Hide&Seek Weekender London).
Perla Montelongo – strategic development. Perla has a background in art education and curatorial training. She holds a Master of Interactive Systems for Arts and Design and a Master of Curatorial Practices in Art and New Media, both from the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain. As lecturer she worked in Universities in Mexico (UACJ) and Spain (Escola Superior de Disseny ESDi) until she funded the independent art education program Visions of Art, dedicated to the professionalization of emerging artists in Iberoamerica. In 2008 she moved to Berlin and funded the Node Center for Curatorial Studies, a platform to teach, research, and experiment with subjects related to curatorial studies and contemporary art practices.
Aysegül Dinccag, Dipl. Ing. – intern. Aysegül studied Architecture at the UdK Berlin, where she currently is a PhD Candidate in Architecture Theory. Besides her research she also is an advanced track student at the School of Design Thinking Program at HPI Potsdam. 2001-2002 she was an AFS exchange student in USA. Since 2004 she lives and works in diverse design and architecture offices in Berlin. She likes to paint and watch action movies.
c/o Viktor Bedö
WE HAVE WORKED WITH:
Art and Technology Aalborg University
Berlin Metropolitan Utilities Dialogue
District Office Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Institute of Ethnology University Freiburg
Neighbourhood Alliance Klausenerplatz
Node Center for Curatorial Studies
Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
Sandefjord Kunstforening, Norway
ZHDK Master for Arts in Design