Carlotta Werner and Johanna Sunder-Plassmann

Carlotta Werner and Johanna Sunder-Plassmann are a German product designer and media artist team. Their collaboration started with the art direction of the exhibition for the Museum of Innocence by Turkish Nobelist Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul. The museum features objects of daily life that create an atmospheric image of Istanbul’s society in the 1970s.

Other projects involve the product design of cooking stoves in West Africa, which are adapted to local cooking behavior and aesthetic perceptions, as well as documentary films about the personal objects of homeless people in Cologne and hidden collections of cinema tickets, toys, and diving helmets in Istanbul.

Werner and Sunder-Plassmann’s common interest focuses on the emotional value everyday objects can have for individuals aiming to draw conclusions about their social environment. Currently, they are working on an exhibition about hacked objects emerging in worldwide political protests.

Both born in 1983 in Munich, Carlotta Werner graduated from the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2010 and Johanna Sunder-Plassmann completed her postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2013.