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Nancy Diniz

Course Leader, MA Biodesign
Central Saint Martins
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Nancy  Diniz

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I am a registered architect, educator and Co-Founder of bioMATTERS LLC, a company developing pioneering work with 3D printed upcycled waste biomaterials in collaboration with different micro-organisms.

I teach a wide range of courses ranging from interdisciplinary design studios, biofabrication and digital fabrication focusing on the integration of  living systems and computational design, hands-on living systems lab experimental work, biodesign theory seminars and data visualization. In my teaching and practice I have been developing design workflows that involve biocomputation and biofabrication techniques with the aim to develop innovative sustainable products.

I curate exhibitions, symposia and workshops internationally, some include 'Artificial Realities: Virtual as an Aesthetic Medium in Architectural Ideation' an exhibition and symposium for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019, Lisbon and the "Data & Matter" exhibition at the GAA Foundation in Venice as a parallel event of the 2018 Venice Architecture Bienalle.

I have exhibited my work at London Design Biennale 2021, MAAT Museum Lisbon, The Venice Biennale, NYCxDesign 2019, The Today Art Museum, China, EYEBEAM NY, Architecture Triennale Lisbon, London Design Festival, 2016 Istanbul Design Biennale, and Milan EXPO 2015. Before my position at CSM, I have held academic positions in the US, China, UK, Italy and Portugal. I am the author of the upcoming book ‘Unstable Matters: Co-designing with Living Organisms’ and have co-edited  "Data, Matter, Design: Strategies in Computational Design" with Frank Melendez and Marcella del Signore, Routledge 2020. I am the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships namely the 2016 NYSCA New York State Council on the Arts award sponsored by Storefront NY, MacDowell Colony, EYEBEAM, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Korea and The Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal.