Anke Jakob


Anke Jakob is a design researcher and practitioner exploring the relationship and interaction of material, light, and digital image, and the resulting visual ambiguities. Her work investigates the development of a new materiality which is defined through the experimental use of projected imagery on surfaces and environments - fusing the physical and the digital, the real and the virtual. The impact of this synthesis on the experience and perception of space is central to Anke's research. Her explorations have led to a divers body of work ranging from multi media installations to performance.

Anke's research and practice is informed by her experience as surface and textile designer, who has been working with digital media and has been engaged in interdisciplinary projects within the realm of architecture and urban design. In this context she is particularly interested in the value of surface, image and material applied within the built environment.

Recently, Anke has been extending her research into the health and wellbeing sector including investigations into the sensory needs of people with dementia and other cognitive impairments. Collaborating with experts from health care and occupational therapy, the particular focus is on exploring the concept and design of Multi Sensory Environments and their use within dementia care.


Digital Media and Architecture - An Observation / book article / The Mobile Audience. Media Art and Mobile technology - Architecture|Technology|Culture (ATC), ed. Rieser, M, RODOPI / 2011

Light, surfaces and illusion / conference paper / Integration of Design and Science: Light, Materials, Colour and Environment, London / 2009

Blurred Boundaries / featured case study published within research project The Personalised Surface within Fine Art Digital Printmaking by FADE, University of the Arts, London / 2009

Light - virtual cloth and digital textile / journal article / Textile: The Journal of Cloth & Culture, BERG / 2008

Blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual / conference paper / ISEA 2008 - International Symposium on Electronic Art, Singapore / 2008

Materiality and digital display / conference paper / Dressing Rooms - Current Perspectives on Fashion and Textiles, Oslo University College / 2007