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Prof. Emily  Smith

Prof. Emily Smith

Programme Director New Media Design, MA , Campus Berlin

Professor Smith has been with BKT and UE since 2012 and is Vice Dean for the Art & Design faculty and Program Director for Media Spaces (Media Art, Design & Environment). Professor Smith's areas of expertise are Exhibition Design, Spatial Design, Way-finding, Material Culture, Design Curation, Experimental Design, Visual Anthropology, and Museology. Additional expertise includes Ethics, Social Justice, Decolonization, and Ethnographic Research Method.



  • 2021 - present Professor for New Media Design (MA) at UE Art & Design
  • 2017–2019 Vice Dean, Faculty of Art & Design
  • 2016–2021 Programme Director for Communication Design (BA) at UE Art & Design 
  • since 2016 Professor for Communication Design (BA) at UE Art & Design 
  • 2011–2016 Lecturer at btk
  • 2010–2012 studied Visual and Media Anthropology (MA) at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2001–2005 Designer at Leonardi & Wollein/Wollein & Co., Berlin
  • 1998–2000 studied Graphic Design & Movement–Based Design (BFA) at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA
  • 1987–1991 studied Latin American Studies (BA) at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA
  • 1969 born in Salt Lake City, UT



  • 2018 Artistic Direction for the 'Fikra Graphic Design Biennial 2018: Ministry of Graphic Design', Sharja (UAE)
  • 2014 Art direction for Zeiss Museum of Optics (with Bertron Schwarz Frey)
  • 2013 Senior curator of 'RE: Critical dialogue on photography, film and documentary arts'
  • 2012–2013 Eberswalde Fimfestival, Platform of Abstract Photography and site-specific locations in Brandenburg, DE "Deep Roots, Dormant Branches" Photography and Video installation
  • 2006–2010 Exhibition design for Museum für Naturkunde, Neues Museum and Deutsches Technikmuseum (with Rimini Berlin)
  • 2009 Graphic design for Otto Bock Science Center Berlin (with ART&COM)
  • 2009 CEBIT Stand Deutsche Telekom, Concept and Motion Design (with q-bus Mediatektur)

UE is accredited by

LAND BRANDENBURG Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur entr Akk Eval ZEVA luations- und erungsagentur Hannover AKKREDITIERE JAHRE WR 2014 WISSENSCHAFTSRAT Business Education AACSB Alliance Member of Europe University. for State accredited since 2006 Applied UE, Sciences

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