Friedrich von Borries, architect and professor of design theory at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, works in the border areas of urban development, architecture, design and art. His work focuses on the relationship between design and social development. "As scientists, we try to understand the world. As designers, we try to change this world. That is why we engage in research and design with the political questions that determine our present: Possibilities of social transformation in times of growing economic inequality, environmental destruction and climate change, surveillance technologies and anti-democratic security policy".