GUEST lectures & Seminars

2018
Textiles as an Interface, lecture, MA Textile design, University of the Arts Lucerne, Switzerland

Transient Interfaces — Designing for Transience, lecture, MRes Innovation Design Engineering, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2017
Polyphonic Design-Science, lecture to MA students as part of the Biodesign Challenge (NYC), Central Saint Martins, London, UK

From Objects to Systems, lecture, MA Fashion design, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2016     
Future Past, lecture, BA Illustration, BA graphic design, BA 3d-design, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK

Human Futures, lecture, BA Illustration program, Camberwell University, London, UK

Radical Natural, 1-day lecture & panel with Dr Veronika Kapsalis Oron Catts, MA Textiles program, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Transient Interfaces — Design for Transience, 1-day lecture and seminar, MA Art and Science program, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

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, speaker, Critical Historical Studies (CHS), Royal College of Art, London, UK

Polyphonic Futures — Design, Silk, and Bio-Digital Interfaces, lecture at “Inflating Curiosity” event, (invitation by the MIT Media Lab, Tangible Media Group, led by Prof. Hiroshi Ishii), Royal College of Art, London, UK

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 Interfaces, Parsons New School for Design, lecture as part of the "Design for the 21st Century" lecture series", New York, USA

Polyphonic Futures — Mapping Bio-Digital Silk, lecture, School for Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Boston (MA), USA

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

Product Design Ecologies (no.1), lecture, School for Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Boston (MA), USA

INVITED TALKS AND PANELS

2018
Design, Ecology, Politics: Towards the Ecocene, panel discussion with Jon Goodbun, Prof Lindsay Bremner and Prof Sharon Prendeville, chaired by Dr Joanna Boehnert, hosted by Bloomsbury Publishing, University of Westminster, London, UK

2017
Sericulture — A two-sided deal, artist talk, Leonardo London LASER, hosted by Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science and CLOT magazine; in association with Leonardo®/ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science, and Technology). Held at Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2016            
Assembly on Useful Art, Science and Technology, panel speaker, part of the re-opening week programme of the Arts Catalyst, London, UK

2015            
Bio-Digital Silk and Design, artist talk, Leonardo London LASER, hosted by Central Saint Martins, MA Art and Science and LENS; in association with Leonardo®/ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science, and Technology). Held at University of Westminster (Broad Vision art/science research and learning; and CREAM), London, UK

2014            
Fertilised Futures, presenter, MIDAS Workshop (Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts and Social Sciences), Senior Common Room, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2013            
Biophilia — As hypothesis and in Design, presenter, British Council, London, UK
           
Is the school a political tool?, critic and podium discussion with designer Tal Erez,"Re-inventing schools from A to Z33", organised by ABITARE magazine and Z33 at LAP (Lambretto Art Project, Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy

2012            
Breaking the Walls of Innovation Communication, presenter, Falling Walls Lab, Fraunhofer Institute Munich, Germany

2011            
Synthetische Zukünfte (Synthetic Futures), award presentation, 1st Alfred Kärcher Award ceremony, (Winner; shared award with Professor Dr. rer. oec. Paul Pronobis), Pforzheim University, Business School, Germany

2011            
Biophilia — Organ Crafting and Survival Tissue, artist talk, Department for Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK

Suspended Animation — Emergency Rescue Through Human Hibernation, award presentation, Business School, Pforzheim University, Pforzheim, Germany

Biophilia — Organ Crafting and Survival Tissue, artist talk, Fraunhofer Institute IGB, Stuttgart, Germany             

2010            
Emotion Factory, artist talk, Shanghai office of IDEO, Shanghai, China

2008            
Suspended Animation — Emergency Rescue Through Human Hibernation, award presentation, "Scholarship award for pioneer-minded studies", Pforzheim University, Germany

Suspended Animation — Emergency Rescue Through Human Hibernation, presenter, BLANCO GmbH, Germany

Suspended Animation — Emergency Rescue Through Human Hibernation, award presentation, "Scholarship award for outstanding studies", Pforzheim University, Germany

CONFERENCEs

2018
‘Polyphonic Design-Science — Critical Bio-Design through the Example of Reverse Engineered Silk’. Part of the panel talk “Design and Science: Catalysing Collaborations” at the Swiss Design Network summit “Beyond Change”, Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland

2017
Polyphonic Futures — Design-Science between Polymorphism and Polyphonic Dialogism, presenter,  ‘Silk Unravelled’ symposium, Senate House, London, UK

Design and Bio-Digital Interfaces — Polyphonic Biodesign, opening keynote for the ADM Symposium “Innovation, Biodesign, Culture and Technology”, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technology University (NTU), Singapore, SGP

2016            
Speculative Subtlety, opening keynote debate for "(Speculative) Futures in Design Research"Design Research Society Conference (DRS 2016), Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK

Plans and speculated actions, Ranner, V., Lockton, D., workshop (“conversation”) with invited catalysts Gyorgyi Galik (Royal College of Art, UK), Dr Tobie Kerridge (Goldsmiths, UK), and Dr Molly Steenson (Carnegie Mellon University, USA). Presented at the Design Research Conference (DRS 2016), 27th- 30th June 2016, Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK

2015            
Reflective Silk — Behaviour change through better self-knowledge, Strand “Data Selves”, Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference 2015 (DRHA), Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

2014            
Design for Dialogue, panel speaker (“catalyst”), organised by Culture Lab (Newcastle) at the Design Research Society Conference (DRS 2014), Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

Designing with Environmental Data, live publisher with the Interaction Design Studio at Goldsmiths University, Design Research Society Conference (DRS 2014), Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

2013             
Scientific Illustration vs. The Quantified Self, “4th International Illustration Research Symposium, ‘Science, Imagination and the Illustration of Knowledge’”, Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK

2012             
From Hardware to Wetware: How Sericulture Could Shift our Manufacturing Attitude in an Age of Biotechnology, paper presentation, Slow Technology Workshop, Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS 2012), Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

Workshops

2018
Transient Interfaces,
MRes Innovation Design Engineering, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2017
Silk as research object
, writing workshop with Dr Aarathi Prasad (half a day; workshop lead), BA Arts and Sciences (BASc) programme, Object-based learning module, University College London (UCL), London, UK

2016    
Polyphonic Futures, 8 public workshop sessions on 24th-25th Sep 2016 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), as part of the Digital Design Week during the London Design Festival, London, UK

2015    
Polyphonic Futures, roundtable, Tufts University, (School of Biomedical Engineering), Boston (MA), USA

Living Assemblies, workshop (2 days; workshop lead), "Design Your Silken Self", Furtherfield Commons, London, UK

Living Assemblies, workshop (1 week; workshop lead), “Transient Electronics/ Local Resources, No. 2”, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

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 lead), in collaboration with IDEO, Cambridge University Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK

2011      
Synthetic Biology Workshop, (1 week; workshop participant), held by Oron Catts, Imperial College, London, UK

Recorded Lectures and talks

Oct 2015        
Polyphonic Futures — Design, Silk, and Bio-Digital Interfaces, lecture as part of the “Inflating Curiosity” event, (on invitation by the MIT Media Lab, Tangible Media Group, led by Prof. Hiroshi Ishii. The event took place in lecture theatre 1, Royal College of Art, UK

Jun 2015         
'Bio-Digital Silk and Design', talk as part of London LASER, Leonardo® /ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science and Technology) Westminster University, London, UK
http://www.londonlaser.net/archive/2015-archive/

(from min. 41:30 – 01:01)

May 2014        
'Fertilised Futures', talk given as part of the MIDAS Agenda setting workshop (MIDAS: Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts and Social Sciences). Senior Common Room, Royal College of Art, London, UK
http://midas.ioe.ac.uk/events/agenda-setting-workshop-2/

Apr 2013        
Artist interview with Italian TV channel SKY ARTE during Milan Design Week (screened 21st April 2013)

Apr 2013        
'Is the school a political tool?', critic and podium discussion with designer Tal Erez, "Re-inventing schools from A to Z33", organised by ABITARE magazine and Z33 at LAP (Lambretto Art Project, Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week, Italy