Vivien Tauchmann (b. 1990, Dresden, Germany) is a designer and researcher. She was first trained as a fashion designer at the Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg (2015) and graduated with a master’s in social design from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2018. She investigates how sociopolitical relations are embedded in and affected by dominant logics of material culture and media practices. In the attempt to give alternative forms to debate, she articulates, physicalizes, and activates her position through a performative approach. By positioning her own body as communicative material, she seeks to expose the relational aspects of man-made infrastructures and subvert processes that seem to constitute cultural boundaries.
At the same time as working on her own projects, she is currently coordinator of communication for Urgent Appeals of the Clean Clothes Campaign at Entwicklungspolitisches Netzwerk Sachsen (ENS) e.V., which is dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment industries.