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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

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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., 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]

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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