Kathrin Milic-Grunwald


  • Kathrin Milic-Grunwald
  • Area

    School of Communication


    Visiting Lecturer

  • Kathrin Milic-Grunwald is a Visiting Lecturer on the Information Experience Design (IED) programme in the School of Communication at the Royal College of Art. She has taught at the RCA since 2014 and since 2015 has run the Space Program elective within IED. 

  • Biography

  • Kathrin Milic-Grunwald is a concept designer with a main focus on spatial experiences and the interaction between human and computer. She has a very broad range of experience from exhibition concept, interactive design to content development and interpretation planning.

    Kathrin studied interactive media at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany. She graduated with a Master of Media and Arts in 2003.

    During her studies in 2001, Kathrin did a placement term at the Museum of Art, Science & Human Perception, San Francisco, which laid the foundation for her interest in exhibition design in combination with interaction design. Right after her studies, she began working in exhibition design. In 2004 Kathrin decided to broaden her field: she enrolled at Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany to study Business Administrationss and in 2005 founded Modularlab - an agency for modular design - together with two partners.

    Since 2010 Kathrin is working for Atelier Brückner, one of the world's leading practises in exhibition design, where she became its UK representative in 2013.
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  • Practice

  • Kathrin's role at Atelier Brückner includes coordinating curators, academics, writers and translators. Kathrin’s work with content in space benefits from her rich experience in a broad variety of media and applications. Her academic and interpretative skills enable her to translate complex content into easily-accessible pieces, unfolding in immersive spatial atmospheres. According to the Atelier Brückner philosophy “form follows content“, Kathrin’s work is the basis for the designers to interpret content into attractive and exciting exhibits.

  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Selected Key Projects:

    King Abdulaziz Center for Culture, Dhaharan, Saudi Arabia, ongoing

    Hyundai Experience Center, Korea, ongoing

    The Macallan Visitor Experience, Scotland, ongoing

    Deutschlandhaus, Berlin, ongoing

    2011 Samsung History Museum, Yongin, Korea (only developed to concept stage)

    2004 German Emigration Center Bremerhaven

    2003 Innovation, a travelling exhibition for Mercedes-Benz

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Selected work