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Michael Burton

Associate Lecturer, MA Industrial Design
Central Saint Martins
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Michael  Burton


I am a director of Burton Nitta, a transdisciplinary studio based in London collaborating with science and technology to investigate our future world and human evolution.

I graduated from the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art in 2007. I previously studied Fine Art Sculpture at Bretton Hall, Leeds University. I work on the edge of speculative design, art, and as a researcher. I create objects, images and films as insights exploring the choices we face in the development of our species and in redesigning life itself. I exhibit and present internationally, most notably including work shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on tour at various galleries in Australia, the National Museum of China, Beijing and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art. I lead a collaborative practice, working with organisations and individuals including scientists, performers, choreographers, designers and architects.


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