Nina Blume

Is a Berlin-based designer, reseracher, editor and curator. Besides developing her own projects, she finds her passionate role in creating (plat)forms to bring different voices together through printed publications, curated group exhibitions, dinner rounds, or experimental events.

Nina is one-third of the curatorial collective (Non)Depleted and an artist member of the project space Gr_und. Currently working as an editorial assistant at Making Futures, a practice-based research project of the architecture studio Raumlabor.



Gr_und, Berlin, Germany 04/2021

Dutch Design Week 2020, Netherlands, 10/2020

FH Postdam, Germany 2015—2021

ZHdK, Zurich, 2018


Gr_und, Berlin, Germany 06/2019



(Non)Depleted is an exhibition exploring current realities—addressing materiality, aesthetics, and self-reflection within political, social and ecologically engaged projects. As part of the curatorial collective, I have been the initiator in this project, currently part of the curatorial team and art direction team.

(Non)Depleted is an ongoing curatorial project, which investigates the broader context of our social, political and ecological relationship to materials–focusing on research, aesthetics and self-reflection. The exhibition's title refers to resource depletion caused by extractive capitalism and its various effects.
The “non” in the title is a stands for the creative minds and practitioners who address these issues and envision possible directions along an alternative path. Their proposals expand how we can rethink our methods, infrastructures, and relationship to materials. For these voices we wanted to provide a platform for exploring radical approaches, practical applications, relevant aesthetics, and critical thinking together.

As a curatorial team, we intend to use the exhibition as a site to co-produce interdisciplinary knowledge across areas of material research, infrastructural powers and socio-ecological urgency. The body of work involves different media and approaches, with unclear boundaries between contemporary design, art and science. The presented projects are the result of actively experimenting with post-industrial waste, biomaterials, living organisms and digital tools. 
Through the projects presented, a broad spectrum of directions opens up based on the evolving interests, practices, and discourses of those involved. These very different projects are revealed in a variety of approaches, ranging from the narrowly defined choice of materials to narratives about production methods and the cultural implications of materials.

(Non)Depleted started as a virtual exhibition during the Dutch Design Week 2020 and will continue as a physical exhibition in 2021 at Gr_und, a contemporary art gallery located in Berlin. Supported by The Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin.

Curatorial Team:
Johanna Honkomp, Nina Blume, Oliverio Segura, Sebastian Guzman Olmos

Gr_und, Berlin, Germany. Spring 2021
Dutch Design Week 2020, The Netherlands. Autumn 2020

Anna Solal, Barry Llewellyn, Blast Studio, Claudia Bumb, Crafting plastics! studio, Davide Piscitelli, Delphine Lejeune, Elissa Brunato, Kajsa Melchior, Louise Bègue-Teissier, Mathias Malm, Noa Jasma, Orson Oxo Van Beek, Paulo Arraiano, Quinten Mestdagh, Rollo Bryant, Romain Albers, Rosario Talevi, Sarah Roseman, Studio KBB, Vincent Snijders

Vincents Snijders: Altered Landscape, 2019. Rotterdam, Netherlands. Photo Credits: Vincent Snijders

Virtual Showroom View of (Non)Depleted during the Dutch Deisgn Week 2020.
Barry Llewellyn and  Sarah Roseman: Chchchair, 2020. Photo Credits: Barry Llewellyn and Sarah Roseman

Davide Piscitelli: Ratione Soli, 2019. London, United Kingdom. Photo Credits: Davide Piscitelli

Orson Oxo Van Beek and Quinten Mestdagh: Ornamentum, 2020. Antwerp, Belgium.
Photo Credits: Michael Smith

Claudia Bumb: Algae as Building Blocks, 2020. Hannover, Germany. Photo Credits: Studio Tusch

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crafting plastics! studio: Nuatan Tableware, 2019. Bratislava, Slovakia. Photo Credits: Patrícia Kvasňovská