Vivien Tauchmann

Vivien Tauchmann is a designer and researcher, exploring socio-political relations through an embodied and kinaesthetic approach. By positioning the human body as communicative material, she seeks to expose relational aspects of man- made infrastructures and subvert processes that seem to constitute social and cultural boundaries. Currently, she is based in Leipzig, Germany. She is founder of the United Negotiation of Otherness (, an initiative that engages critically with the politics of bodies and ‚othering’ through relational design practices. In this context, she developed “Self-As-Other-Trainings”, an ongoing series of performative trainings, that lead participants into physical acts of empathy. Rather than representing the