Petra Ritzer is a passionate designer, working on installations, interactive applications and moving images that embrace with multisensory encounters.
In her design practice, she pushes the boundaries of storytelling and immersive technologies to explore new ways of visual communication. Her approach provokes novel concepts on technology consciousness and a positive, sustainable future.
Her MA project ’Material Legacy’ provides a new understanding of matter through a narrated moving image piece and an interactive installation. It identifies objects and utilises an AI database to project the full lifespan of materials onto design objects. This immersive experience provokes new ideas on an optimistic and sustainable future through a reimagined relationship of users, scientists and designers.
’Material Legacy’ offers a deeper understanding of the future impacts concerning our current ways of buying, thinking and creating.
She is availabe for projects and collaborations. Full CV and Portfolio PDF upon request.
2017 - 2019
Royal College of Art - MA Information Experience Design
2012 - 2016
University of Apllied Science Munich - BA Communication Design
London Design Festival, Open Cell London
Royal College of Art Show, London
Native Instincts, Bussey Building, London
Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show, London
CAPTIAL - MAP/making, Barbican Exhibition Halls, London
Pattern Recognition, Royal College of Art, London
Einblick, University of Applied Science Munich
Tacit Knowledge, University of Applied Science Munich
Werkschau, University of Applied Science Munich
Timeline, Mixed Munich Arts
Experience2019 - Present, Freelance, London
2017, IXDS, Berlin
2015, University of Applied Science Munich
2014 - 2015, Re-public, Copenhagen
Royal College of Art, Work in Progress Show Representative
Royal College of Art, Final Show Representative
Selected workshops and collaborations2019
MaDe (Material Designers) Workshop, Ma-tt-er Studio, London
Aerocene Workshop, Studio Tomás Saraceno, Palais De Tokyo, Paris
Collaboration, BA Project, ASYMPTOTE Architecture, New York
Awards and recognitions
2015 - 2019
Max Weber-Program, Study Scholarship, State of Bavaria
Distinction, The (Il)literate User, MA Disseratation
1st Price, Future Eyes Competition, L’Oréal