Prof. Oliver Szasz, Macromedia University, Culturesphere, Symbio(s)cene, Symbiocene

Oliver Szasz:

  • Professor Design Management
  • Design Researcher
  • Design Consultant
  • Keynote Speaker

For any inquiries, such as university projects, consultancy, workshops or keynote presentations, please get in touch either via email: contact(at) or LinkedIn.


Oliver Szasz holds a professorship for design at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, where he directs the international master’s programme in design management. His teaching focuses on design methodology at the interface between design and management, design theory, and research & development projects with practice partners from business, culture, and society. His academic work focuses on practice-integrating design research and transdisciplinary communication and knowledge transfer strategies. Oliver Szasz is part of the team of the Macromedia Virtual Start-up Incubator program.

Oliver Szasz is co-founder and managing director of Culturesphere, a consultancy and gallery based in Munich, with a focus on the material agency of art, craft and design in the context of ecology and innovation. His expertise includes international design consulting, design-oriented innovation management, design thinking and intercultural communication.

Oliver Szasz is also co-founder of Symbio(s)cene, a non-profit organisation with the vision to contribute to shaping a new mindset that promotes thinking beyond the Anthropocene. The distinctive proposition of Symbio(s)cene is a holistic approach that interconnects sciences and arts – giving space to both cognitive and emotional dimensions of knowledge – in order to foster sustainable human-nature relationships and thus open up new perspectives for a livable future for all living beings. His research focuses on approaches and methods to promote transdisciplinary engagement and critical dialogue among the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities with the objective of facilitating regenerative innovation and organizational as well as societal transformation.

Prof. Oliver Szasz, Designer, Innovator, Educator, Facilitator, Culturesphere, Symbioscene, Macromedia University, Design Management