Teaching / academic employment

Sep 2016– Jan 17                
Associate Lecturer (4 months)
The Expanded Designer programme
Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK.
Development of essay elective, group- and individual tutoring; essay evaluation and marking; feedback for final essay submission.

Sep 2015– Dec 15                
Visiting Lecturer (3 months)
MDes Design Innovation programme
The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK.
Teaching studio practice, research methods, collaborative working, skills and principles of design innovation through supporting postgraduate student’s project development with collaborating companies Toshiba Design (Tokyo) and Tesco (UK).

Sep 2014– present       
Visiting Scientist
Silk Lab, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA.
In depth research into reverse engineered silk at Tufts University biomedical engineering laboratory. This included so far two residencies at the laboratory, four months in total.

Sep 2015       
Visiting Lecturer (1 week)
MA Interaction Design, Department Design.
Zurich University of the Arts (ZhDK), Zurich, Switzerland.
Development and teaching of a one week workshop for postgraduate students in the trans-disciplinary Z-Module program.

Feb 2015       
Visiting Lecturer (1 week)
MA Interaction Design, Department Design.
Zurich University of the Arts (ZhDK), Zurich, Switzerland.
Development and teaching of a one week workshop for postgraduate students in the trans-disciplinary Z-Module program.

Jul 2011– Oct 2011
Design Advisor (4 months)
Cambridge University, Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge, UK.
Invitation to advise a summer long Synthetic Biology project, led by Prof. Jim Haseloff, held at the Plant Sciences Department of Cambridge University, UK. The University of Cambridge enters annually in the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Synthetic Biology.

Guest lectures and Seminars

2016      ‘Future Past, lecture, BA Illustration, BA graphic design, BA 3d-design, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK.
2016      ‘Human Futures, lecture, BA Illustration program, Camberwell University, London, UK.
2016      ‘Radical Natural, 1-day lecture and panel with Dr Veronika Kapsalis and Oron Catts, MA Textiles program, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
2016     ‘Transient Interfaces — Design for Transience”, 1-day lecture and seminar, MA Art and Science program, Central Saint
                Martins
, London, UK.
2016      Textiles as an Interface, 1-day seminar, MA Textiles program, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
2015     ‘From Meat to Mars: Critical Interventions in Science and Design", Q & A panel speaker, Critical Historical Studies (CHS),
               Royal College of Art
, London, UK.
2015     ‘Polyphonic Futures — Design, Silk, and Bio-Digital Interfaceslecture as part of the “Inflating Curiosity” event,
             (invitation by the MIT Media Lab, Tangible Media Group, led by Prof. Hiroshi Ishii), Royal College of Art, London, UK.
2015     ‘From Hardware to Wetware — Design, Silk, and Bio-Digital Interfaces, 1- day lecture and seminar, MA Fashion Womenswear
               & Menswear, Royal College of Art
, London, UK.
2014     ‘Design and Bio-Digital InterfacesParsons New School for Design, lecture as part of the "Design for the 21st Century" lecture
             series", New York, USA.
2014     ‘Polyphonic Futures — Mapping Bio-Digital Silk, lecture, School for Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University,
             Boston (MA), USA.
2014     ‘Everyday Interactions, visiting critic, BA Graphic Design program, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.
2012     ‘Product Design Ecologies‘ (no.2), lecture, School for Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Boston (MA), USA.
2012     ‘Product Design Ecologies‘ (no.1), lecture, School for Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Boston (MA), USA.

Workshops

2016     ‘Polyphonic Futures‘, 8 public workshop sessions on 24th-25th Sep 2016 at the Victorial and Albert Museum (V&A), as part of the Digital Design Week
             during the London Design Festival, London, UK.
2015     Polyphonic Futures‘, roundtable with Silk Lab scientists (half a day), Tufts University, (School of Biomedical Engineering),
             Boston (MA), USA.
2015      Living Assemblies‘, workshop (2 days; workshop lead), "Design Your Silken Self", Furtherfield Commons, London, UK.
2015      ‘Living Assemblies workshop (1 week; workshop lead), “Transient Electronics/ Local Resources, No. 2”, Zurich University of the
             Arts, Zurich, Switzerland.
2015      ‘Living Assemblies‘, workshop (1 week; workshop lead), “Transient Electronics/ Local Resources, No. 1”, Zurich University of the
              Arts, Zurich, Switzerland.
2014      ‘Living Assemblies‘, workshop (1 day; workshop lead) with Clemens Winkler, DRHA 2014 Conference, Greenwich University,
              London, UK.
2013       ‘Design Thinking for Digital Health‘, (1 day, workshop facilitator), in collaboration with IDEO, Cambridge University Judge Business
                School
, Cambridge, UK.
2011       ‘Synthetic Biology Workshop, (1 week; workshop attendee), held by Oron Catts, Imperial College, London, UK.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

May 2015– June 2016
Conference experience chair
Design Research Conference 2016, (DRS) “Design + Research + Society — Future-focused thinking
Brighton, UK. 27th– 30th Jun 2016.
Role: Together with Dr Dan Lockton and Prof Peter Lloyd, I am working on the development of coherent conference experience guidelines for this year’s 50th anniversary conference of the Design Research Society. The conference will take place at the Brighton Royal Pavilion Estate and at University of Brighton, School of Art, Design, and Media.

PUBLICATIONS

can be found →here.