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).
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.
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.
"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India