this is the online presence of merle ibach. mi is a junior researcher at ixdm / iig (academy of applied science fhnw) and a phd candidate at leuphana university. she holds a ma in integrative design (academy of applied science fhnw) and has a background in interface design (university of applied sciences potsdam) and european media studies (potsdam university). her current research interest lies in the socio-material configurations of design ecologies.