Studio Julien McHardy is Julien: a German-Scottish designer, dramaturge and para-academic. I collaborate with theatre-makers, cultural institutions, artists, universities and commercial clients on exhibitions, performances, books, strategies and research. I am interested in what it takes to survive. I believe in and sometimes thrive in collectives. I believe in and, at times, succeed in grounding.

Besides running my studio in Amsterdam, I contribute to Open Book Futures, where I and other bookworms care about publishing politics. I also collaborate with climate change initiatives as an ethnographer at the University of St Gallen to figure out what on Earth remains to be done.

I love contact improvisation.

And I am part of the publishing collective Mattering Press.