Susana Soares

Susana Soares’ work explores the implications for design of the current technological redesign of nature. Her projects involve developing collaborative frameworks between design and emerging scientific research. She employs design as a tool to explore future technological implications for public engagement and awareness.

She is Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University. She has also held research fellow positions at the Royal College of Art (where she worked on the the IMPACT! project) and Goldsmiths University of London (where she worked on the Material Beliefs project).
She has a BA in Product Design from the Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Portugal, and an MA in Design Interaction from the Royal College of Art in London. She has lectured internationally, and has presented her work at Networkshop (organised by the California Institute of Technology), Creative Engagement/Medi(t)ation of Survival (organised by the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto) and Headspace: On Scent As Design (organised by Parsons, the Museum of Modern Art and Seed magazine in New York).

Her work has appeared in design and scientific publications, and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (where it resides in the permanent collection), the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, the Science Gallery in Dublin, the Southbank Centre in London, and the Royal Institution in London. Her current research focuses on how the understanding of technological redesigned living systems can generate new frameworks for design practice.

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Sunday 2 November 2008, 12.45pm Lecture Theatre 2
RCA Exhibition Q&A


Design and the Elastic Mind, 2008, The Museum of Modern Art_New York.

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