Uchronia is a platform for critical and imaginative thought on the contemporary time crisis, challenging current perceptions, and offering alternative ways of being in time. Uchronia explores the multifaceted nature of time in an academic and public context. Dr Helga Schmid is the founder of the Uchronia platform. She opens up a new world of temporality (lived time) situated at the intersection of design, sociology and chronobiology. She advises, promotes and lectures on technological acceleration processes, the politics of time, alternative temporal systems, and deep time.
Dr Helga Schmid is a designer/artist, researcher and educator, and is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design at London College of Communication. Currently she is a resident at Somerset House and was named as one of London’s most influential people 2019 in Technology AR/VR. In 2018, she was a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum in London.
Helga worked as a researcher in the Architecture and Design department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London and internationally as designer/artist on high-profile projects at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Academy of Art and elsewhere.
Her work has been exhibited and featured worldwide, including the Serpentine Gallery, the Design Museum in London, Dia Art Foundation in New York, Istanbul Design Biennial and DMY Berlin. She has received a number of international awards including the Type Directors Award, Art Directors Award, Best German Books Award as well as a Fulbright scholarship and two DAAD scholarships.