Julia Janssen is a Design Researcher, Artist, and Public Speaker with a background in graphic design. In 2016, she noted: “We have been enslaved by the data business.” By this, she means the lack of control for the data producers and the increasing capital (and power) tech companies are gaining by surveillance capitalism.


Studio Julia Janssen investigates the impact of technology on society. She specializes in the ownership of personal data, the monetary value of information, the changing concept of privacy, and the future of (digital) identity.


Trough games, performances, experiments, visualizations, and presentations, she reveals the underlying structures of Internet economics: we are no Facebook or Google users, no Netflix watcher, or Amazon customer. We are their product.


With her work, she explores how to design the Internet in a way that both data control and data sharing are default.


March 26, 2020 / exhibition / performance

0.0146 seconds / I-Interim Rijk – Dutch Ministry of Interior and Kingdom relations – Maarssen

Data Sharing Days 2020 (video)

January 2020

TBA / performance and presentation

0.0146 seconds / Fixing The Internet: Data Sharing is caring, Freedomlab Campus – Amsterdam

A project in the spotlight:

On October 19, 2019 11:00

I started reading...

selection of exhibitions, talks, lectures and writings

Trouw (newspaper)

November 2019

 workshop   / August 16 2019

            Attention Fair workshop / Cubiss, Innovation in reading, writing and

            information for education and libraries

Editie NL, RTL4 (television)

October 2019

 exhibition / March 7-8 2019

            The Attention Fair / Moneylab #6 Infrastructures of Money

            Museum of Modern Art - Siegen, Germany

Interview | Talent Development

 exhibition / Okt 20-28 2018

            The Attention Fair. / Dutch Design Week - Veem, floor 2, Eindhoven

 exhibition / Okt 6 2018

            The Attention Fair. / Innovate Experience - Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem

 panel      / June 2018

            Sociale top / different locations in Utrecht

            Commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior.

 talk .     / June 2018

            Fixing the Internet: Privacy and Data Beyond GDPR / Freedomlab Campus

 article    / May 2018

            voor uit willen door achteruit te lopen / privacy-web

 article    / May 2018

            about studio Julia Janssen / Dutch Design Daily

 article    / April 2018

            Hoe maken we van data een werkbare valuta? / marketing facts

 interview  / March 2018

             Wij zijn het product van onze eigen informatie / Talk Show - Top Names by

            Technology and Innovation Platform Fast Moving Targets

article     / Dec 2017

            Bank of Online Humanity / The Dark Side – Ontwerp Platform Arnhem

 panel      / Nov 2017

            Weapons of Math Destruction / TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

            A panel discussion about algorithmic decisionmaking and biases in algorithms

            with Cathy O'Neil

 interview  / Okt 2017

            Talent Ontwikkeling / ArtEZ Art & Business

 exhibition / Nov 2017

            Digital Haircut / ECP, Platform for The Information Society -  The Hague

 lecture    / Sept 2 2017

            Data = currency, privacy = commodity / DESIGN MATTERS ‘Moneytalks’

            – Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

 award      / Nov 2016

            Winner Crypto Design Award, Audience vote / institute of network cultures

            - Paradiso, Amsterdam

Career and Education

 career / march 2018

 Guest teacher / HKU Graphic Design, third year students, research projects, Utrecht

 career / May 2017 – Nov 2017

 Graphic Designer and Creative / Samdexy maakt merken, Arnhem

 career / Sept-Dec 2016

 Temporary coördinator Graphic- and Interaction Design / ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem

 career / Sept-Dec 2015

 Graphic Design Intern / Lesley Moore, Amsterdam

 education / 2012–2016

 Graphic Design (BA) / ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem

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