RECENT AND FORTHCOMING

Papenek Symposium: Design and Ethics
Austrian Embassy
London, UK
September 22, 2017

SB7.0, The Seventh International Meeting on Synthetic Biology
National University of Singapore
Singapore
June 13 – 16 2017

Seminar: Better
Science Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK
June 5, 2017

Criteria, Critical Design Conference
Beirut Design Week
Beirut, Lebanon
May 20, 2017

Patrons' Talk: The Science of Design in Biology and Robotics
Royal Institution
London, UK
May 10, 2017

Design & Politics Seminar Series: The Dream of Better
Department of Design History and Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vienna, Austria
April 26, 2017

The Design of Life
School of Design, Royal College of Art
London, UK
February 13, 2017

Biodesign Challenge
Royal College of Art
London, UK
January 26, 2017

Material as Stories
Fashion, Royal College of Art
London, UK
January 17, 2017

2016

Biofabricate 2016
Parsons School of Design
NYC, USA
November 17, 2016

Design Perspectives
MA Material Futures, Central St Martins
London, UK
November 9, 2016

Global Design Forum 2016: Imagination for the Future, with Anders Sandberg & Rory Hyde
V&A Museum
London, UK
September 19, 2016

Shit into Gold
Dirty Furniture and The Shit Museum
London, UK
September 17, 2016

Supernature Symposium: Oron Catts, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Natalie Jeremijenko
Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art
London, UK
June 2, 2016

Elucidatory Mind: Changing Stories
Visual Communications Department, Royal College of Art
London, UK
May 27, 2016

London Calling 2016: Oxford Nanopore
Altitude
London, UK
May 26, 2016

Workshop BioDesign
Escuela de Arquitectura, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (via Skype)
Santiago, Chile
May 12, 2016

SynBioBeta London 2016
Imperial College London
London, UK
April 6 – 8 2016

Beyond the Product: Critical and Conceptual Approaches to Design
MA Art & Design History, Kingston University
London, UK
February 3, 2016

Living Technology
MA Fashion, Royal College of Art
London, UK
January 25, 2016

DLD 16: Design and the Life Sciences
Paola Antonelli, Michael John Gorman & Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Munich, Germany
January 17 – 19 2016

UK Responsible Research and Innovation & Synthetic Biology Platform
King's College London
London, UK
January 15, 2016

2015

What Design Can Do São Paulo
FAAP
São Paulo, Brazil
December 7 – 8 2015

Border Sessions
Crossing Border Festival
The Hague
November 11, 2015

British Council Design Connections 10 x 10
Somerset House
London, UK
September 25, 2015

Future Luxury Symposium: Future Materials
V&A Museum
London, UK
September 21, 2015

Knotty Objects MIT Media Lab Summit
MIT
Boston, USA
July 15 – 16 2015

Design Futures Seminar
V&A Museum
London, UK
June 23, 2015

Design Factory Higher Education Brief Setting
Design Museum
London, UK
June 15, 2015

Tomorrow Today: Design, Fiction and Social Responsibility
ICA
London, UK
June 11, 2015

SynBioBeta
Imperial College
London, UK
April 23, 2015

SEE #10 Conference
Schlachthof Cultural Centre
Wiesbaden, Germany
April 18, 2015

Eat Shit
Design Academy Eindhoven at Salone Del Mobile
Milan, Italy
April 17, 2015

Strelka: Future Settlements
Strelka Institute
Moscow, Russia
April 1, 2015

Challenge the Challenges
Open Lab Grand Opening
Stockholm, Sweden
February 12, 2015

2014

What About the Future?
Arkimeet
Istanbul, Turkey
November 19, 2014

Art & Design at iGEM Workshop
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition
Boston, USA
November 2, 2014

Synthetic Aesthetics: New Frontiers in Contemporary Design
Museum of Modern Art
New York, USA
October 28, 2014

Keynote, Dutch Design Awards
Het Klokgebouw
Eindhoven, Netherlands
October 18, 2014

In Conversation: AHRC Arts and Science Workshop
University College London
London, UK
October 9, 2014

Longitude Prize Lounge
Science Museum
London, UK
June 16, 2014
Panel with Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal Naveen Jain, and Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

What Design Can Do
Stadsschouwburg Stadium
Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 8 – 9 2014

V&A Late: Synthetic Aesthetics
V&A Museum
London, UK
April 25, 2014

National Affairs Series
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
April 2, 2014

Future Everything
Manchester Town Hall
Manchester, UK
March 31, 2014

How Do You Do Biodesign?
Het Neieuwe Instituut
Rotterdam
January 23, 2014

The Institute of the Apocalypse
So Far/So Good at Royal College of Art
London, UK
January 11, 2014
With Manon Awst & Nayan Kulkarni

2013

Towards Next Generation Synthetic Biology
Warwick Centre for Integrative Synthetic Biology
Coventry, UK
November 22, 2013

Science Meets Design - Technology Strategy Board
Design Museum/Science Museum
London, UK
October 28, 2013

Grow Your Own... Curators Talk
Science Gallery
Dublin, Ireland
October 25, 2013

NESTA FutureFest
Shoreditch Town Hall
London, UK
September 28, 2013

Global Design Forum
London Design Festival
London, UK
September 17, 2013

Improving Reality
Lighthouse
Brighton, UK
September 5, 2013

Lost Lectures
London, UK
July 20, 2013

SB6.0: The Sixth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology
Imperial College
London, UK
July 9 – 11 2013

ArtScience Prize Innovation Workshop
Le Laboratoire
Paris, France
June 23 – 28 2013

ArtScience Prize UK
Wellcome Trust HQ
London, UK
June 7, 2013

Real Fiction
Institute of Design, University of Applied Arts
Vienna, Austria
May 27, 2013

Design as the Machines Come to Life
Special Seminar at the University of Warwick
Coventry, UK
May 23, 2013

Improbable Africa
Afrofuture, Milan Design Week
Milan, Italy
April 12, 2013
La Rinascente

Synthetic Biology & Aesthetics
Advances in Systems & Synthetic Biology: Thematic Research School
Nice, France
March 25 – 29 2013

Global Grand Challenges Summit
The Royal Academy of Engineering, U.S. National Academy of Engineering & Chinese Academy of Engineering
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, UK
March 12 – 13 2013

Design Indaba
Design Indaba Conference 2013
Cape Town, South Africa
February 27, 2013 – March 1, 2013

Materials Futures, Sustainability Series
Royal College of Art
London, UK
February 18, 2013

2012

Design as the Machines Come to Life
Information Experience Design MA, Royal College of Art
London, UK
December 14, 2012

Chemistry for Tomorrow's World 2012: Synthetic Biology: Challenges and Opportunities for the UK
Royal Society of Chemistry
London, UK
November 22, 2012
Panel

Design Debates: Design as Second Nature
Design Academy
Eindhoven, Netherlands
October 22, 2012
Panel, with William Myers and Koert Van Mensvoort

Cambridge BioDesign Forum
Microsoft Research, University of Cambrdige
Cambridge, USA
September 27, 2012

London Design Medal Winners Talk
London Design Festival 2012 at V&A Museum
London, UK
September 20, 2012

Picnic: Design Column #1 Micro Impact
Picnic Festival with Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 18, 2012

Alterfutures: Alternative Future Scenarios Southern Africa: 1964 – 2050
Arnolfini Gallery
Bristol, UK
June 30, 2012

Textile Futures Research Centre
Central St Martins
London, UK
June 18, 2012

Six Academies Symposia: Synthetic Biology for the Next Generation
National Academy of Sciences
Washington DC, USA
June 12 – 13 2012

Designing Geopolitics 2
The Center for Design and Geopolitics University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, USA
June 2, 2012

Genomics in Society: Facts, Fictions & Cultures Conference
British Library
London, UK
April 23 – 24 2012

Creativity With Creation
Edinburgh Science Festival
Edinburgh, UK
April 10, 2012
Chair: Ken MacLeod, with Jane Calvert & Alistair Elfick

Lecture: Social Dimensions of Systems and Synthetic Biology course
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK
April 5, 2012

Inspiring Matter Conference
Royal College of Art
London, UK
April 2 – 3 2012

Small is the New Big: Designing Our Future at the Nanoscale, Humanscale, and Beyond
Autodesk IDEAS: The Innovation + Design Series
San Francisco, USA
March 27 – 29 2012

Design, Engineering and STS in Synthetic Biology
ESRC Seminar Series, University of Lancaster
Lancaster, UK
March 23, 2012

Debate: Science/Design Parallel Processes
Design Science Research Group
London, UK
March 20, 2012

Plastic Electronics Seminar, RCA ESP KTN
Royal College of Art
London, UK
March 14, 2012

Designing Living Things
SXSW Interactive 2012
Austin, USA
March 9 – 13 2012
with Christina Agapakis (UCLA), Jason Kelly (Ginkgobioworks) and Pattrick Boyle (Harvard)

Synthetic Biology Project Launch
Design Interactions MA at Royal College of Art
London, UK
February 20, 2012

Synthetic Biology: Ethical Challenges in Saving the World
University of Southampton
Southampton, UK
February 7, 2012
with Dr Ali Tavassoli and Dr Marcus Dymond

Designing Nature?
Central St Martins
London, UK
January 24, 2012
Lecture

2011

Futurising Seminar
MA Textile Futures, Central St Martins
London, UK
November 23, 2011

Workshop: Timeline, with Sascha Pohflepp
MA Architecture, Royal College of Art
London, UK
November 1, 2011

The Battle of Ideas
Royal College of Art
London, UK
October 30, 2011
Designer People: is technology making us less human?

Frog Design
New York, USA
October 27, 2011

The World Rebalancing
Poptech 2011
New York, USA
October 19 – 22 2011

Bestival
Guerilla Science
Dorset, UK
September 8 – 11 2011

Debate: Natural v Unnatural. The Strange Business of Making People
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh, UK
August 16, 2011

TEDGlobal 2011: The Stuff of Life
Edinburgh, UK
July 11 – 15 2011
Conference speaker

Synthesis Laboratory Exchange
University College London
London, UK
July 4 – 9 2011
University College London

Interacting With Society
SB5.0 Conference at Stanford University
Stanford, USA
June 15 – 17 2011

Bio:Fiction Symposium: Art and Design on Synthetic Biology's Future
Natural History Museum
Vienna, Austria
May 13 – 14 2011

Exploring Synthetic Biology: Revolution, Regulation & Responsibilities Series
BioCentre Think Tank
London, UK
April 20, 2011
Panel with with Dr Jim Haseloff, Dr. Catherine Rhodes, Melanie Duffield and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Science and the Future—The Future of Life
Oxford Literary Festival
Oxford, UK
April 3, 2011
Panel with with Sir Paul Nurse, Professor Ben Davis, Professor Julian Savulescu and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Alter Nature: Designing Nature – Designing Human Life – Owning Life
Symposium
Hasselt, Belgium
February 18, 2011

2010

Synthetic Aesthetics Design Workshop
International Genetic Engineered Machines Competition 2010 at MIT
Cambridge, USA
November 6, 2010
Curator/Chair

Synthetic Aesthetics Seminar Form Follows Evolution, Function or Fashion
MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, USA
November 5, 2010
Curator

Synthetic Aesthetics Salon: Future Natures in a Culture of Synthetic Biology
Mediamatic
Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 28, 2010

Field Reports on Design and Synthetic Biology, Part 2
Columbia School of Architecture
New York, USA
October 12, 2010

NESTA/Royal Society of Chemistry Connections in Synthetic Biology Workshop
University of Southampton
Southampton, UK
September 30, 2010
Visiting speaker

Designers & Artists 4 Genomics
PICNIC Festival 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 24, 2010
Masterclass

Beyond the Tree of Life
London, UK
London, UK
July 10, 2010
Conference speaker

iGEM
Cambridge University
Cambridge, UK
July 1, 2010 – September 1, 2010
Visiting faculty

iGEM design workshop 2010
ArtScienceBangalore
Bangalore, India
June 14 – 19 2010
Visiting tutor

Tsinghua University Art Science Media Lab Symposium
Tsinghua University
Bejing, China
June 1, 2010
Conference speaker

Man Made Nature
Natural History Museum
London, UK
May 27, 2010
Lecturer

Designing Evolution
Dorkbot London, Great Western Studios
April 14, 2010
Speaker

Designers in the Lab
SynBioNt Symposium at University of Nottingham
Nottingham, UK
March 22, 2010
Conference speaker

Synthetic Aesthetics
SynBERC Retreat
February 28, 2010
Speaker

Designing Synthetic Biology
The Genomics Forum at the University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK
February 5, 2010
Visiting lecturer

Designers in the Lab
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK
February 4, 2010
Visiting lecturer

Fact and Fiction in Synthetic Biology
Royal College of Art
London, UK
February 1, 2010
Workshop with James King. Visiting tutor

2009

Super Human: Revolution of the Species
Symposium
Melbourne, Australia
November 23, 2009
Conference speaker

SymbioticA Biotech & Art Workshop
RMIT
Melbourne, Australia
November 19, 2009
Speaker

Plant Energy Biology Centre
University of Western Australia
Crawley, Australia
November 17, 2009
Visiting lecturer

E. chromi
International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition Jambore at MIT
Cambridge, USA
October 30, 2009 – November 28, 2009

The Hastings Center
Garrison, USA
October 29, 2009
Speaker

SymbioticA
University of Western Australia
Crawley, Australia
October 16, 2009
Speaker

Art & Life Manipulation Course
University of Western Australia
Crawley, Australia
October 9, 2009
Visiting lecturer

IDEO
Palo Alto, USA
September 15, 2009
Speaker

Near Future Laboratory
Los Angeles, USA
September 8, 2009
Speaker

Synthetic Biology SRC Flashlight Funding Workshop
High Wycombe, UK
July 29, 2009
Speaker

AlterFutures
London, UK
July 24, 2009
Speaker

Cambridge University Crash Course in Synthetic Biology iGEM 2009
Cambridge University
Cambridge, UK
June 29, 2009 – July 10, 2009
Visiting lecturer & participant, Design Advisor

Digital Money Forum 2009
London, UK
March 31, 2009
Conference Speaker

The Long Now London: "Bacteria are the Future"
Demos
London, UK
February 18, 2009

2008

SymbioticA Biotech Art Workshop
Sandnes Science Museum
Sandnes, Norway
November 22, 2008
Speaker

SymbioticA Biotech Art Workshop
Article 08 Biannual for Electronic and Unstable Art
Stavanger, Norway
November 17 – 21 2008
Participant

Future of Money/Early Exit
Everyday Digital Money Conference at University of California, Irvine
Irvine, USA
September 18, 2008
Conference speaker