I am a designer, design researcher and educator. My focus is socially and environmentally responsible design and designers’ agency within organizations and in different collaborative contexts. I am currently working on Regenerative Marine Design project; case studies investigating products, services and interventions that help create awareness around marine issues, restore marine ecosystems and create sustainable livelihoods. I hold PhD and Master degrees in Design and I am also a certified Scuba Diving Instructor.
I am Industry Fellow Lecturer in Design Innovation and Technology at RMIT University in Melbourne. I have held faculty positions at Aalto University (FI), IADE Creative University in Lisbon (PT) and at the Why Factory future cities group, at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology (NL).
I have co-authored publications under the titles: Green Dream (2010), Visionary Cities (2010), and Vertical Village (2012) and my design projects have been exhibited internationally including Arctic Imports/New Urban Luxuries at Droog 20+ at Salone del Mobile in Milan (2013), Foodprint Manhattan at Pioneers of Change in New York (2009), City Pig and Foodprint the Hague at Stroom the Hague (2009), among others.