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Bea Brücker is a designer, artist and researcher working with biodesign, sculpture, animation, fashion and costume. Her work explores the potential of bio' as a tool for social, political and ecological progress in response to the climate catastrophe, capitalism and social inequality. Since completing her MA at the Royal College of Art she has taught the Bio platform of the MA Fashion programme there and works as an educator in Germany and the U.K. She is part of the Centre for Design Research at HAW Hamburg and regularly works on multidisciplinary projects, for example with researchers from the Fraunhofer Society, on theatre and film productions or on art installations.

Her research explores the development of biomaterials from algae, plant-roots and bacteria and new technologies to develop a climate- positive, post-capitalist biodesign practice. Working with biomaterials, installations, fashion, costume and animation, alternate realities emerge, critically addressing issues such as neoliberalism and climate change. As a lecturer and speaker, she discusses the challenges of the climate crisis and the importance of systemic change. Her work has gained international exposure through exhibitions such as ICADE- Tsinghua International Conference On Art & Design Education, (Beijing 2021), Future Forum: German Center for Research & Innovation (New York 2022), Fashionclash Festival (Maastricht 2021), Westfield's Future Fashion (London 2021) and Berlin Fashion Week (Berlin 2019). Her work has been featured in iD Magazine, ARTS THREAD, Nick Knight's SHOWstudio, 1GRANARY and ZEITGEIST.


Bea Brücker earned her master’s degree from the RCA in London in 2021. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor's degree at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and an exchange semester at California State University Long Beach. She was part of the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, a two-year sustainability programme launched by the UN Global Compact, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit and the Global Fashion Agenda. 


Photo: Timo Knorr

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2023/24 CLAUSSEN SIMON STIFTUNG stART.up scholarship

2022  Fraunhofer- Gesellschaft & Netzwerk 'Science, Art and Design'  'Future Living- High- Tech trifft Tradition', Our interdisciplinary team of researchers and designers was awarded first place for the idea of a minimally invasive water storage system made of sandstone to alleviate water stress

2021  ARTSTHREAD & GUCCI, Global Design Graduate 2021, winner of the category "Sustainable Textiles & Fashion"


2021  Silberstreifen Award, Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft & designxport


2021  Westfield London‘s Future Fashion competition, winner of category ‚textiles‘, London, U.K.   


2021  WESLDET Exhibition Award- WES Lunn Design Education Trust, London, U.K.

2021  OPPORTUNITIES FUND, Royal College of Art


2017  DAAD PROMOS SCHOLARSHIP, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California


2024  The Myth of Home: A Questioning, Tiny Organisms, big impact, stART.up fellowship group exhibition, Bucerius Kunst Forum

2023 Fashion for Future, Fashion Revolution Week, Materials exhibition, Bolzano, Italy

2022    Future Forum: Fabricating the Future, DWIH, New York, USA, panel talk, lecture, exhibition


2022     Textile Week- Innovation in Textile Design, Design Zentrum Hamburg, Germany, exhibition & lecture


2021/22   Future Fashion, Westfield, London, UK, exhibition

2021   Silberstreifen exhibition, DesignxPort, Hamburg, Germany, exhibition & lecture


2021     FLAIR Fashion x Fashion District Festival, London, UK, panel talk & exhibition

2021    ICADE 2021, Tsinghua International Conference On Art & Design  Education// Online exhibition, Beijing, China

2021     FASHIONCLASH festival, Maastricht, Netherlands


2021    RCA2021 SHOW, exhibition



2021    Work in Progress SHOW, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.


2019    Berlin Fashion Week, Neo.Fashion 2019, Berlin, Germany


2018    WHAT IF?- Speculative Design- Kollektiv , artist & curator, Island Hamburg, Germany


2017    Hamburg Woolfestival, exhibition, Hamburg, Germany



2018    A+ Show N° 5 - 9  Fashion Show &  RUNDGANG HAW, Hamburg, Germany

2018    Fashion Design & performative Installation, exhibition ‘Speculative Design‘, curated by Prof. Anke Haarmann, Germany


2015    Nacht des Wissens, exhibition ‘Manufacturing technology of textile art techniques‘, HAW Hamburg, Germany


2019-2021  Royal College of Art (RCA), MA Fashion Biowear, (Distinction), London, U.K., 


2014-2018  Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Hamburg, Germany


2016-2017  California State University, Long Beach, Fashion Design, exchange semester, California, USA


2011-2014  University of Hamburg, Law studies, Hamburg, Germany


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