My name is Henriette and I’m a Danish designer specialising in sustainability. As a practitioner and researcher I seek to explore ways for design to affect not only the built environment, but also policies, strategies and society at large. My approach to design is led by values and powered by empathy, with the goal of creating positive, sustainable change in the world.
Since entering the world of design I have tried on a few different hats; industrial, service, organisational, graphic and social design. And I’ve come to the conclusion that I like it like that — changing my hat every so often.
As a student in the Creative Sustainability programme at Aalto University, I have especially focused my energy on the social and political aspects of sustainability. I am passionate about working with people and about facilitating change for just societies. I see data practices as an obvious area of opportunity to influence policy and enable agency. Data is central to evidence-based policy making and thereby resource distribution. For that reason I have chosen to focus my Master’s thesis on data, feminism, justice and civic agency.
I joined Crisis Interrogatives in the autumn of 2020 because I had a gut feeling that something special was going to come out of this. And I still believe that. Having a community of people who can challenge me, inspire me and even support me when needed is truly invaluable. I am also currently co-teaching the course Critical AI & Data Justice in Society which is one of the Crisis Interrogatives initiatives.
Whenever I get the chance, I very much enjoy photography, cooking, doing various crafts, practicing yoga and hiking. I am practicing the balance between work and play, and I believe it to be very important that we carve out the time in our daily lives to be curious and playful.
You can see more of my previous projects here or connect with me here.