Susana Soares

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, 1977

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 to explore future technological implications for public engagement and awareness.

She is currently based in London, UK and is a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University. In addition she has held research fellow positions in » IMPACT! project, at Royal College of Art and » MATERIAL BELIEFS, at Goldsmiths University of London.

After completing a BA(Hons) in Product Design from ESAD, Portugal she graduated at MA Design Interaction in Royal College of Art, London. Susana has lectured internationally and has presented her work at Networkshop (Caltech University), Los Angeles, Creative Engagement/Medi(t)ation of Survival Symposium at MOMAK, Kyoto, and Headspace - scent as design conference, organised by Parsons, MoMA & Seed magazine, New York.

Her work has been published within design and scientific publications and exhibited at the MoMA, New York, MOMAK, Kyoto, Science Gallery, Dublin, Southbank Centre, London and The Royal Institution, London. Susana’s work is in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York.

Her current research focusses on how the understanding of technological redesigned living systems can generate new frameworks for design practice.