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Yana Boeva


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


+49 711 685 81161
+49 711 685 82487

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


Boeva, Y., Braun, K. & Kropp, C. (2023). Platformization in the Built Environment: The Political Techno-Economy of Building Information Modeling. Science as Culture.

Boeva, Y., & Noel, V. A. A. (2023). Special Issue: Critical Computational Relations in Design, Architecture and the Built Environment. Digital Creativity, 34(2), 79-81.

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.

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.

Braun, K., Kropp, C., & Boeva, Y. (2022). Constructing platform capitalism: Inspecting the political techno-economy of building information modelling. arq – Architectural Research Quarterly, 26(3), 267–278.

Braun, K., Kropp, C., & Boeva, Y. (2022). Turning Digital Design into Digital Assets: Competing Visions, Policy Projects and Emerging Apparatuses of Value Creation in the Digital Transformation of Construction. Historical Social Research, 47(3), 81–110.

Kropp, C., Braun, K., & Boeva, Y. (2022). Echo chambers of urban design: platformization in architecture and planning. In A. Strüver & S. Bauriedl (Eds.), Platformization of Urban Life: Towards a Technocapitalist Transformation of European Cities (pp. 237–255). transcript.

Boeva, Y. (2022). Timber Takes Command: Digitaler Holzbau als Datenkapitalismus. manege für Architektur 2, 18-22.

Kropp, C., & Boeva, Y. (2021). Die Übersetzung des Bauwissens und seine Konflikte. In B. Blättel-Mink (Ed.), Gesellschaft unter Spannung. Verhandlungen des 40. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie 2020, ed. by Birgit Blättel-Mink. [link]

Noel, V. A. A., Boeva, Y., & Dortdivanlioglu, H. (2021). The question of access: Toward an equitable future of computational design. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 19(4), 496–511.

Boeva, Y., & Troxler, P. (2020). Makers. In M. O’Neil, C. Pentzold, & S. Toupin (Eds.), The Handbook of Peer Production (pp. 225–237). Wiley.

Kohtala, C., Boeva, Y., & Troxler, P. (2020). Introduction: Alternative Histories in DIY Cultures and Maker Utopias. Digital Culture & Society, 6(1), 5–34.

Boeva, Y., Elliott, D., Jones-Imhotep, E., Muhammedi, S., & Turkel, W. J. (2018). 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. [link]

Boeva, Y., & Foster, E. K. (2016). Making: On Being and Becoming Expert. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal – IxD&A, 30, 65–74. [link]

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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