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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
construction
rather than
a naturally
given datum.   CV
Receiving the STARTS Prize with Roberto Viola  (Director Genral DG Connect , European Commission) at the Gala or Ars Electronica 2018
Interaction Designer specialised in women’s healthcare combining biotechnology, interactive wearables and innovation - STARTS Prize Winner 2018 for Artistic Exploration.
 

AWARDS & GRANTS
2018
*Biomaker Spirit Award - Winner / Cambridge. UK
*Biomaker Challenge - Grant / Cambridge. UK
*STARTS Prize 2018 Grand Prize Artistic Exploration - Winner / Linz. AT
2016
*Young Talent Award, at DDW - Nominated / Eindhoven. NL


CURATION
2019
*Textile Biophilia, organised in collaboration with Near Now at Broadway Gallery / Nottingham. UK


EXHIBITIONS
2019
*GiriGiri/On the edge at Tokyo Midtown, Ars Electronica / Tokyo. JP
2018 
*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

2017
*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
2016
*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
2015
*E-Textiles Summer Camp 2015 / Poncé sur le Loir. FR
*LAGOStudio at LAGO srl / Villa del Conte. IT
2014
*Maker Faire Rome 2014 / Rome. IT
*Smart Textiles, at the Europen Patent Office / Dan Haag. NL
*Io sono makers, at Fuori Salone / Milan. IT
2013
*Smart Textiles Salon vol.3 / Ghent. BE
*Hack Reality 2, at WhyMCA / Milan. IT
*Open Day, at NABA / Milan. IT


WORKSHOPS
2019
*Biofabricating Matter Workshop with Anastasia Pistofidou at the eTextile Spring Break, Wassaic / NYC. US
2018
*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
2017
*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 
2016
*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
2014
*Open Lab,  co-founder  E.E.A.T. at Baltan Lab / Eindhoven. NL


RESIDENCIES
2019
*eTextile Spring Break, Wassaic / NYC. US
2018
*Tribe Against Machine, E-Textiles Summer Camp 2018 / Miaoli. TW
2017
*CUNT - Laundry Service, at KK Outlet / London. UK
*Fabricademy, Fablab Barcelona / Barcelona. SP
2016
*Internet of Women Things, at Tetem / Enschede. NL
*E-Textiles Summer Camp 2016 / Poncé sur le Loir. FR
2015
*E-Textiles Summer Camp 2015 / Poncé sur le Loir. FR
*LAGOStudio at LAGO srl / Villa del Conte. IT


EDUCATION
2016 
*Central Saint Martins - MA Material Futures / London. UK
2014
*Design Academy - MA Social Design / Eindhoven. NL 
2013
*NABA - BA Product Design / Milan. IT


SELECTED PRESS 
2019
*Wired Japan (jp)
*Axismag (jp)
*Medium (jp)
*Digicult (it)
2018
*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)
*STARTS Prize
2017

*It’s Nice That
*Bricks Magazine
*New Scientist
*Catalogodiseno
*HANGRY, The Blog
2016
*Dezeen
*Elle Decor Italia
*LS:N Global
*Design Indaba
*Konbini
*Fast Company
*The Funambulist
*Interlaced
*Material Lab
*Manifestations



LECTURES - PANELS 
2019
*Talk at NYU MAGNET - Media and Games Network / New York. US
*Decolonization and the Nonhuman, 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
2018
*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
2017
*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
2016
*Crafting Complex Materials, CreateOutLoud, at MU Gallery / Eindhoven. NL
*Dare Festival / Antwerp. BE

*Makerversity / London. UK
2015
*E-Stitches at V&A / London. UK

2014
*PopUpMakers, at Wemake / Milan. IT


PUBLICATION
2018
*STARTS Catalogue 2018 by Ars ELectronica / Linz. AT



PODCAST - RADIO
2019
*coming soon - DSI4EU Webinar, Biohacking e Innovazine Sociale Digitale by Wemake / IT
*Radio Beckwith by Talos (audio) / IT
2018
*Radio Veronica by Non è una radio per vecchi (audio) / IT
*Interview for FM4 Radio (audio) / AT
2017
*CUNT Qualms - Laundry Service by NTS Radio (audio) / UK