Birgit Schneider

Professor of media ecology and art historian, Berlin

Guest 2018
Theory seminar

Birgit Schneider is professor of media ecology at Potsdam University. She worked as a graphic designer from 1998 to 2003 and was a research associate in the project Das Technische Bild at the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik at Humboldt University from 2000 to 2007.

Since 2008, she has been a Dilthey Fellow of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation at the Institute of Arts and Media, University of Potsdam; in 2009 she was a substitute professor for cultural techniques at the Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar; and in 2014 and 2017 she was a fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and senior fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy in Weimar. Her current research focus is the visualization of climate since 1800 and a genealogy of climate change visualization between science, aesthetic and politics. She is editor of the volumes The Technical Image (Cambridge 2015) and Image Politics of Climate Change (Bielefeld 2014) and author of the monograph Klimabilder (Berlin 2018).