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from The Second Sex, by Simone De Beauvoir
That’s me
I am a woman.
I have a body.
My body
‘is a social
rather than
a naturally
given datum.’ 
Receiving the STARTS Prize from Roberto Viola 
(Director Genral DG Connect , European Commission) at the Gala of Ars Electronica 2018
Interaction Designer innovating in women’s healthcare combining biotechnology and interactive wearables. Winner of Re-FREAM and STARTS Prize both awarded from EU Horizon 2020 for her projects Alma and Future Flora.

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*Re-FREAM Project, EU Horizon 2020
- Grant / Berlin. DE
*Biomaker Spirit Award - Winner / Cambridge. UK
*Biomaker Challenge - Grant / Cambridge. UK
*STARTS 2018 Grand Prize Artistic Exploration, EU Horizon 2020 - Winner / Linz. AT
*Young Talent Award, at DDW - Nominated / Eindhoven. NL

*Textile Biophilia, organised in collaboration with Near Now at Broadway Gallery / Nottingham. UK

*Vienna Biennale for Change, Design Labour - FUTURE FLORA ON PERMANENT COLLECTION - at MAK / Vienna. AT
*Gluon Night, Our medical future?, at Orsi Academy / Bruxelles. BE
*GiriGiri/On the edge at Tokyo Midtown, Ars Electronica / Tokyo. JP
*Open Technology Workshop at the Biomaker Fayre / Cambridge. UK
*STARTS Prize, at Frankfurter Buchemesse / Frankfurter. DE 
*Attempts, Failures,Trails and Errors at Kibla Multimedia Center / Maribor. SL
*London Design Festival LDF, at Open Cell / London. UK
*STARTS Prize ‘18 & Tendencies, at Bozar / Bruxelles. BE
*Error the Art of Imperfection - STARTS Prize at Ars Electronica 2018 / Linz. AT
*Creative Reactions, Pint of Science / Nottingham. UK
*Attempts, Failures, Trials and Errors at Salonul de proiecte / Bucharest. RO

*Dutch Design Week 2017 / Eindhoven. NL
*CUNT - Laundry Service, at KK Outlet / London. UK
*OFFF London 2017, at Here East / London. UK
*E-Textiles Summer Camp 2017 / Poncé sur le Loir. FR
*Most Contagious / London. UK
*Operae / Turin. IT
*Press Dinner DDW, at Bart Hess Studio / Eindhoven. NL
*Manifestations, at Dutch Design Week 2016 / Eindhoven. NL
*E-Textiles Summer Camp 2016 / Poncé sur le Loir. FR
*Material Futures Degree Show at CSM / London. UK
*Milan Design Week 2017 / Milan. IT
*Wip Show, at Central Saint Martins / London. UK
*E-Textiles Summer Camp 2015 / Poncé sur le Loir. FR
*LAGOStudio at LAGO srl / Villa del Conte. IT
*Maker Faire Rome 2014 / Rome. IT
*Smart Textiles, at the Europen Patent Office / Dan Haag. NL
*Io sono makers, at Fuori Salone / Milan. IT
*Smart Textiles Salon vol.3 / Ghent. BE
*Hack Reality 2, at WhyMCA / Milan. IT
*Open Day, at NABA / Milan. IT

*Coded Bodies, at Laborwoche, HFG_Gmund / DE
*Living Design: Biophilia+ Food, Culture and Autonomy with Arabeschi di Latte, Materia Brasil, Centro de Carioca Design and British Council Brazil at ESDI Uerj / Rio de Janeiro. BR
*Alma meets Flora Workshop #1, at Olabi / Rio de Janeiro. BR
*Biofabricating Matter Workshop with Anastasia Pistofidou at the eTextile Spring Break, Wassaic / NYC. US
*Kodierte Korpe, at Laborwoche, HFG_Gmund / DE
*Bioutopia Workshop “How can bio-textiles  empower tribes to become nomadic citizen scientists?”, at the E-Textiles Summer Camp 2018 with Pauline Vierne / Miaoli. TW
*Coded Bodies Workshop, at Nottingham Trent University / Nottingham, UK
*The Future of Biohacking , Skinjobs, at Broadway Gallery / Nottingham. UK
*Crafting Impossible Textiles at the E-Textiles Summer Camp 2017 with Sasha de Koninck, Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes / Poncè sue le Loir. FR
*Guest Lecturer - Coded Bodies is a  serie of workshops on soft
wearable and wearable tech, at the University of Creative Arts / Epsom. UK 
*Bio Textiles Workshops at the E-Textiles Summer Camp 2016
with Pauline Vierne and Svenja Keune, Paillard Centre d’Art
Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes / Poncè sue le Loir. FR
*Open Lab,  co-founder  E.E.A.T. at Baltan Lab / Eindhoven. NL

*FEMeeting, Women in Art, Science and Technology / Portugal. PT
*eTextile Spring Break, Wassaic / NYC. US
*Tribe Against Machine, E-Textiles Summer Camp 2018 / Miaoli. TW
*CUNT - Laundry Service, at KK Outlet / London. UK
*Fabricademy, Fablab Barcelona / Barcelona. ES
*Internet of Women Things, at Tetem / Enschede. NL
*E-Textiles Summer Camp 2016 / Poncé sur le Loir. FR
*E-Textiles Summer Camp 2015 / Poncé sur le Loir. FR
*LAGOStudio at LAGO srl / Villa del Conte. IT

*Textile Academy, Fablab Barcelona - Fabricademy Bootcamp / Barcelona. ES
*Central Saint Martins - MA Material Futures / London. UK
*Design Academy - MA Social Design / Eindhoven. NL 
*Ghent University - Post-Academic Smart Textiles / Ghent. BE
*NABA - BA Product Design / Milan. IT

*Rebelling with care. (eng) (it) Design Social Innovation for Europe
*Elle Decor Italia (it)
*Soldes (fr)
*Wired Japan (jp)
*Axismag (jp)
*Medium (jp)
*Digicult (it)
*Sporobole (fr)
*The Future Laboratory
*Dazed Beauty
*Creative Applications Network
*Synthetic Biology in Cambridge
*Ars Electronica Blog
*Resto del Carlino, Pesaro [01.09.2018 - 14.09.2018] (it)
*ICON Design - BOOK CLUB (June 2018) (it)

*It’s Nice That
*Bricks Magazine
*New Scientist
*HANGRY, The Blog
*Elle Decor Italia
*LS:N Global
*Design Indaba
*Fast Company
*The Funambulist
*Material Lab

*Crossing Boundaries, at Speculative Stuttgart /Stuttgart. DE
*Art&Tech Meetup / Female Biophilia, at Poligon / Ljubljana. SI
*Female Biophilia:Crossing Boundaries, at Kikk Festival / Namur. BE
*Female Biophilia, Entremeios Autonomia e Design at IED Rio / RJ. BR
*Designing the Self, MAK FUTURE LAB, at MAK / Vienna. AT
*Laboratory of the Future, at Ars Electronica / Linz. AT
*Co-Thinking the Renewal of Fashion, Ars Electronica / Linz. AT
*SxTech-ON Conference, ‘SEx tech/FEM tech - The future is sustainable’ panel / Berlin. DE
*Medimeisterschaften Festival, XPOMET / Mühlhausen. DE
*Fraunhofer / Porto. PT
*In dialogue with our bodies:becoming embodied knowers, with Teresa Almeida at FEMeeting / Milfontes. PT
*Talk at NYU MAGNET - Media and Games Network / New York. US
*Decolonization and the Nonhuman, (audio file) for the Design Trouble Symposium at the University of Washington / Seattle. US
*Talk at University of Washington / Seattle. US
*The Art & Science Soirée at the OtherSyde / Cambridge. UK
*Gender in art/tech: inclusivity and power of digital transformation at Triennale Design Museum for Milan Digital Week / Milan. IT
*39th metaPhorest seminar at Waseda University / Tokyo. JP
*Challenge to the GiriGiri at Tokyo Midtown / Tokyo. JP
*Biennal Ciutat i Ciencia: Future Flora, Celebrant la Biofìlia Femenina at La Pedrera / Barcelona. ES
*Conferencia de la diseñadora de interacción Giulia Tomasello at Elisava / Barcelona. ES*Biosensors: from women’s health (Alma) by Tommaso Busolo at Cafè Synthetique / CA. UK
*Visiting Lecturer Soft Systems at Royal College of Art / London. UK
*10x10 Design Connections with British Council at the Design Museum / London. UK
*Interview (video) for Anilla Cultural Latinoamérica-Europa en Uruguay-Global Network / Linz. AT
*STARTS Talk_Embracing the Risk (video) at Ars Electronica / Linz.AT
*Trust in Invisible Agents (iot) Roundtable with Futureverything at Ars  Electronica / Linz. AT
*Interactive Wearables and BioTextiles at TTRI, Taiwan Textile Research  Institute / Taipei. TW
*Future Flora Talk  (video) at OpenCell / London. UK
*STARTS Talk, We Make The City, at Circl / Amsterdam. NL
*STARTS Talk, CEBIT 2018 / Hannover. DE
*Creative Reactions, Pint of Science / Nottingham. UK
*Future Now, at Rough Trade / Nottingham. UK
*Nottingham Trent University / Nottingham. UK
*OurBodies, Our Selves:We, at Hin Bus Depot Art Centre / Penang. MY
*The Science of Blade Runner, at Broadway / Nottingham. UK
*Female Biophilia - The potential of wearing microorganisms, at the  E-Textiles Summer Camp 2017 / Poncè sue le Loir. FR
*Ourbodies, Ourselves: Female Taboos for a collective empowerment, (video) at Creative Morning / Turin. IT
*Visiting Lecturer, at the University of Creative Arts / Epsom. UK
*Crafting Complex Materials, CreateOutLoud, at MU Gallery / Eindhoven. NL
*Dare Festival / Antwerp. BE

*Makerversity / London. UK
*E-Stitches at V&A / London. UK

*PopUpMakers, at Wemake / Milan. IT

*Wilful Technologies: Rage and Resilience by Madeline Balaam & Lone Koefoed Hansen / Arnhus. SW
*STARTS Catalogue 2018 by Ars ELectronica / Linz. AT

*TNUC zine, by Giulia Tomasello & Ahaad Alamoudi, for The Laundry Arts Project ‘Cunt’ / London. UK

*Intimate Bio design with Giulia Tomasello, by The A Level Biologist, directed by my scientific partner Arian Mirzarafie Ahi (audio) / UK
*Electrónica y programación by MESH, Nuria Alonso mentioned Rethinking the Bra project / ES
*DSI4EU Webinar, (videoBiohacking e Innovazine Sociale Digitale by Wemake / IT
*Radio Beckwith by Talos (audio) / IT
*Radio Veronica by Non è una radio per vecchi (audio) / IT
*Interview for FM4 Radio (audio) / AT
*CUNT Qualms - Laundry Arts by NTS Radio (audio) / UK