Charly Blödel (DE) is an interdisciplinary designer and researcher based in Rotterdam. In her ongoing project ‘Soft Rubble’, started during her master studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2020), she focuses on the social and ecological implications of spatial constructs and production systems, with a particular focus on waste and material culture in the context of the climate crisis.
Having previously worked between communication strategies and exhibition design in the cultural field, she develops spatial and graphic media that support the workshop and performative formats of her work. Charly Blödel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications design (Cum laude) from the Hochschule Mainz (DE), and a Master of Arts in Social Design (Cum laude) from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). She currently teaches at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and is a programme and exhibition producer at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museum for Architecture, Design & digital Culture in Rotterdam (NL).
A cross-disciplinary approach connecting passionated makers and creative practitioners stands at the core of her work. Meet some of her collaborators—