Michael Dorfer | © Elsa Okazaki


Michael Dorfer


Lector in the field of technology / Design: Technology.TextileDepartment Fine Arts & Design

Michael Dorfer completed his apprenticeship as a machine production technician in 2004 and his apprenticeship as a technical draftsman in 2006. From 2006 to 2009, he worked at Böhler Uddeholm as a technical draftsman while completing the study qualification course for the FH OOE in Steyr. He successfully completed his bachelor's degree in development engineering in mechanical engineering at FH Wels in 2013 and then worked as a development engineer for two years. From 2015 to 2018, he studied at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design Linz in the bachelor's program Space&Design Strategies, in which he was the study assistant in the metal workshop from 2017 until his graduation in 2018. In 2018, he began the master's program in Industrial Design at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz, graduating in 2021. 

In addition to teaching at the Mozarteum University, Michael Dorfer has been working at Knorr Bremse GmbH Division IFE since 2017, where he is responsible for technical 3D visualizations and animations as well as design mockups for product presentation.

He participated in the following exhibitions and festivals with a wide variety of projects:

  • Co-Creation No Curation (2015), Raumschiff Linz.
  • Not Welcome (2016), OK Linz
  • Ars Electronica Festival (2016), Postgarage Linz
  • Festival of the Regions (2017), Marchtrenk
  • UABB - Urbanism and Architecture Bi-City Biennale (2017), Shenzhen & Hong Kong
  • Escape (2018), Lentos Linz
  • MADE IN (2020), Werkraum Bregenzerwald