Viktor Bedö is a designer and researcher investigating bodies, technologies, and urban futures. He has a background in philosophy (PhD, Humboldt University Berlin/University of Pécs), media studies and art history and 20 years of experience in critical reflection, playful prototyping, foresight and speculative design across academia and industry.
He is currently interested in crafting imaginaries of just and regenerative urban infrastructures, enabling participative machine learning and exploring designerly strategies of engaging with more-than-human perspectives.
Since 2021, Viktor has been the principal investigator of the SNSF-funded project Scaling Material Urban Commons, investigating the algorithmic commoning of rescued food, sensing kitchens and bodies, and citizen machine teaching.
Viktor is a member of the Kitchen Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. He was a founding member of the Berlin-based art collective Invisible Playground and founder of the urban street game laboratory Tacit Dimension. His design work was featured by Metropolis Festival Copenhagen and Festival of Future Nows at Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, among others.
He is a Visiting Professor at IXDM, HGK Basel, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and teaches the MA Experimental Design at IXDM.