London-based designer with background in printed textiles and expertise in material-led interdisciplinary research and digital/physical interfaces development.
Francesca’s work is always research driven, and aims to integrates innovative materials, scientific processes and digital fabrication techniques to achieve material transformations.
The fascination with the tangible cultural, political, environmental agency of materials and with the scientific discoveries in the field of responsive, smart, intelligent material systems brought her towards investigating material
Francesca obtained a MA in Computational Arts (Distinction) from Goldsmiths University (2012) and learned how to make almost anything at Fab Lab Barcelona, obtaining the FAB Academy Diploma in 2015. In 2013 she was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and the NEON Digital Arts Festival commission. In 2016 she was commissioned a collaborative project by the Science Gallery London and was finalist at the Bio Art & Design Award 2016.
She has worked for companies such as Philips and Unilever. Her work was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Gallery London, Watermans Centre, Hannah Maclure Centre and UCA Canterbury. Having worked in the field of digital print design and trend research, her work has been presented at international textile fairs such as Milano Unica, Première Vision, Formex Stockholm, Intertextile Beijing and Shanghai.
She currently collaborates with academic institutions on self-initiated interdisciplinary projects, alongside working as digital design & technologies educator across UK high schools, maker spaces and Universities (currently Ravensbourne).
Biology & Chemistry Department, City University of Hong Kong
Microsystems Group, Technical University of Eindhoven
Telegraph Hill Festival
School of Design, Northumbria University
School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
UAL – Camberwell
UAL – CSM
UAL – Chelsea
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