I am a textile & material designer and researcher, specialised in responsive soft technologies. My work emphasises the creative and productive potential inherent to all forms of matter by exploring emergent properties that enrich the aesthetic and functional vocabulary of materials.
I hold a Ph.D. in Textiles from the Royal College of Art, London; an M.Sc. in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona; and B.A.s in Textile Design and Graphic Design.
Over the past two decades I have worked in academic, industrial, and technological settings in Spain, Germany, and the UK, gaining expertise in smart textile technologies and functional advanced materials & textiles, colour & material innovation for automotive interiors and experimental design of textile products. I have also lectured in textiles and smart materials at various universities in Europe.
My work has been published, presented, and exhibited internationally; it has received prizes from the Miquel Mas Molas Foundation & the Institute for Catalan Studies (Barcelona), and FAD incubator (Fostering Arts and Design; Barcelona) —among others; and has been funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (EU Horizon 2020), and the Uruguayan research and innovation agency (ANII) and IDB Lab.
I currently consult in development and innovation of advanced materials & textiles. Reach out here to discuss collaboration opportunities!