Sarah Dorkenwald works as a designer, curator and writes for trade publications. She is currently Professor of Design Theory at HfK + G in Ulm. She holds a diploma in Visual Communication from the State College of Design in Offenbach.
Before moving to Toronto to work for Bruce Mau Design, she worked as art director for the design magazine form. In 2002, she founded the design duo Dorkenwald and Spitzer together with Ruth Spitzer.
From 2012 to 2016, she was responsible for the bayern design program and curated exhibitions such as 'Hit the Future Design beyond the borders' and 'Hit the Future_Metropolitan Design'. In her practical and theoretical work, she explores the expanded role of design at the interface of industry, science, society and art.
She is co-founder of the studio UnDesignUnit , which develops formats to establish design as a critical practice.