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Yana Boeva


Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Social Sciences
Department of Sociology of Technology, Risk and Environment


Seidenstr. 36
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 3.017

Office Hours

By arrangement


Science and Technology Studies with a research focus in human-computer interaction, digital fabrication, computational design, participatory technology production, sociology and history of technology, design studies, critical making

  1. Conference papers

    1. Boeva, Y., Berger, A., Bischof, A., Doggett, O., Heuer, H., Jarke, J., Treusch, P., Søraa, R. A., Tacheva, Z., & Voigt, M.-L. (2023). Behind the Scenes of Automation: Ghostly Care-Work, Maintenance, and Interferences: Exploring participatory practices and methods to uncover the ghostly presence of humans and human labor in automation. Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1–5.
  2. Contributions to anthologies

    1. Boeva, Y. (2024). The Model Multiple: On Approximation Work in Digital Models and Twins. In A.-M. Meister, T. Fankhänel, L. Beißwanger, C. Dähne, C. Fülscher, & A. L. Schubert (Eds.), Are You a Model? On an Architectural Medium of Spatial Exploration (pp. 148–151). JOVIS.
    2. Jarke, J., Prietl, B., Egbert, S., Boeva, Y., & Heuer, H. (2024). Knowing in Algorithmic Regimes: An Introduction. In J. Jarke, B. Prietl, S. Egbert, Y. Boeva, H. Heuer, & M. Arnold (Eds.), Algorithmic Regimes: Methods, Interactions, and Politics (pp. 7–34). Amsterdam University Press.
    3. Boeva, Y., & Kropp, C. (2024). Buildings in the Algorithmic Regime: Infrastructuring Processes in Computational Design. In J. Jarke, B. Prietl, S. Egbert, Y. Boeva, H. Heuer, & M. Arnold (Eds.), Algorithmic Regimes: Methods, Interactions, and Politics (pp. 141–162). Amsterdam University Press.
    4. Boeva, Y., Wortmann, T., Kropp, C., & Menges, A. (2022). Architectural Computing and Design Optimization for Healthful Ecotopian Built Environments? In M. Kanaani (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Ecological Design Thinking (pp. 367--379). Routledge.
    5. Boeva, Y., & Troxler, P. (2020). Makers. In M. O. O’Neil, C. Pentzold, & S. Toupin (Eds.), The Handbook of Peer Production (pp. 225–237). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    6. Boeva, Y., Elliott, D., Jones-Imhotep, E., Muhammedi, S., & Turkel, W. J. (2017). Doing History by Reverse Engineering Electronic Devices. In J. Sayers (Ed.), Making Things and Drawing Boundaries:  Experiments in the Digital Humanities (pp. 163–176). University of Minnesota Press.
  3. Book contributions

    1. Mayer, H., & Boeva, Y. (2022). Wissenschaft verändert Architektur. In C. Ferrer, T. Hildebrand, & C. Martinez-Cañavate (Eds.), Touch Wood Material, Architektur, Zukunft (pp. 113–117). Lars Müller Publishers.
  4. (Journal-) Articles

    1. Boeva, Y., Braun, K., & Kropp, C. (2023). Platformization in the built environment: the political techno-economy of building information modeling. Science as Culture, 1--28.
    2. Boeva, Y., & Noel, V. A. A. (2023). Critical computational relations in design, architecture and the built environment: editorial. Digital Creativity, 34(2), Article 2.
    3. Kropp, C., Boeva, Y., & Braun, K. (2023). Automatisch nachhaltig? Architektonische Praxis im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung. Soziale Probleme, 34(2), Article 2.
    4. Boeva, Y. (2022). Timber Takes Command: Digitaler Holzbau als urbaner Datenkapitalismus. manege für architektur, 2, 18–22.
    5. Mast, H. S. (2022). Conflicting sociotechnical imaginaries of the future built environment: An analysis of current discourses on timber construction in France and Germany. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 31(3), Article 3.
    6. Noel, V., Boeva, Y., & Dortdivangliou, H. (2021). The question of access: Toward an equitable future of computational design. International Journal of Architectural Computing.
    7. Holm, F., Stassen, S., Kohtala, C., & Boeva, Y. (2020). Makers and Design in South Africa. Digital Culture & Society, 6(1), Article 1.
    8. Kohtala, C., Boeva, Y., & Troxler, P. (2020). Introduction. Digital Culture & Society, 6(1), Article 1.
    9. Ratto, M., Rosner, D., Boeva, Y., & Taylor, A. (2019). Special issue on hybrid pedagogies editorial. Digital Creativity, 30(4), Article 4.
    10. Boeva, Y. (2019). Marie Hicks. Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. 352 pp. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017. $40.00 (hardcover). ISBN 9780262035545. Scientia Canadensis: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, 41(1), Article 1.
    11. Boeva, Y. (2017). Shifting Practices: Reflections on Technology, Practice, and Innovation. Science and Public Policy, 45(2), Article 2.

Digitalization, Sustainability and Society, MA-Seminar (WiSe 23/24)

Sociology of Algorithms, BA-Seminar (SoSe 2022, SoSe 2021)

Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence: Critical Data Studies und Social Science Research, MA-Seminar (WiSe 21/22)

Introduction to the Sociology of Technology and Environment, BA-Lecture (SoSe 2021), co-lecturer

Society in Digital Theory, BA-Seminar (SoSe 2020)

Technology and Design Studies for Sustainability, BA-Seminar (SoSe 2020)

  • 09/2013 – 08/2018 PhD in Science and Technology Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • 10/2009 – 12/2011 M.A. Media Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 09/2002 – 03/2007 Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Media and Information Design Engineering, Hochschule Offenburg

Cluster of Excellence Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC):

RP 10-1 Co-Design from Architectural, Historical and Social Science Perspectives (2020-2022)

RP 10-2 Co-Design from Architectural, Social and Computational Perspectives (2022-2025)

BBSR – Bundesinstitut für Bau- und Raumforschung im BBR, Innovationsprogramm Zukunft Bau:

Computational Methods and AI for Designing Climate-Neutral Buildings (2023-2025)

  • 10/2018 – 12/2019 Research associate, LEONARDO – Zentrum für Kreativität und Innovation (BMBF-Projekt „Innovative Hochschule), Technische Hochschule Nürnberg
  • 10/2018 – 12/2018 Course instructor, Vielfalt der Wissensformen / bologna.lab, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 09/2016 – 04/2017 Teaching Assistant, 
York University, Toronto
  • 09/2014 – 08/2016 Graduate & Research Assistant in Science & Technology Studies, York University, Toronto
  • 09/2015 – 04/2016 Research Assistant, Kids DIY Media Research Project, iSchool, University of Toronto
  • 09/2013 – 08/2014 Teaching Assistant, York University, Toronto
  • 04/2013 – 07/2014 Course instructor, BA Medienwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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