Pollinator Pathmaker: Summer Programme Presented by LAS Art Foundation
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Berlin, Germany
June 3, 2024 – August 26, 2024

Interspecies Future: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Emanuele Coccia In-Conversation
Museum für Naturkunde
Berlin, Germany
April 27, 2024


Machine Auguries
Galeria Municipal do Porto
Porto, Portugal
November 11, 2023

AVARA webinar: Sustainable Digital Creativity
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Helsinki, Finland
November 8, 2023

Seeds of Hope Talk
Matsudo Science Art Festival
Matsudo City, Japan
October 22, 2023

LDF: Design Intelligence: Adapting to Extreme Change
London, UK
September 21, 2023

S+T+ARTS PRIZE 2023: Presentation of the Grand Prize Winners
ars Electronica Festival, POSTCITY
Linz, Austria
September 8, 2023

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist
Serpentine, North Flower Walk, Kensington Gardens
London, UK
July 11, 2023

A Conversation with Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Jessica S. Hong
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, Ohio, USA
April 29, 2023

How to Build an Android
Science Museum
London, UK
March 12, 2023

New Modes of Expression Amidst Major Shifts
Tate Modern
London, UK
February 21, 2023

Can we resurrect the northern white rhino?
Natural History Museum
London, UK (online)
February 1, 2023

The Iconography of the Rhino
Natural History Museum
London, UK (online)
January 20, 2023

Member Talk: The Lost Rhino with Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Natural History Museum
London, UK
January 16, 2023

DLD 23: Perspectives on Biodiversity
House of Communication
Munich, Germany
January 14, 2023


Hambleden Valley Garden Club
Skirmett, UK
October 4, 2022

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. Cross Pollination: Art, Nature, Technology
June 8, 2022

Prada Frames: On Forest. A Symposium curated by Formafantasma
Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Milan
Milan, Italy
June 7, 2022

Bees Don't Wear Shoes
The Crit (Podcast), Disegno Journal
June 1, 2022

SODA Amplified Podcast
School of Digital Arts (SODA), Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, UK
May 3, 2022

Future Now Symposium 2022
Aesthetica Magazine
York, UK
May 5, 2022

Knowledge Holders
Biennale of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
April 20, 2022

Living Artworks: Fusing Art, Technology and Nature
The Trustees
March 8, 2022

Being With Podcast
Biennale of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
March 7, 2022

Creative Coalition 2022
Eden Project
Cornwall, UK
February 1, 2022


Material Matters with Grant Gibson
December 1, 2021

Festival of Discovery
Eden Project
Cornwall, UK
November 12, 2021

Programmable Nature: Conversations with Artists
Dear Green Bothy, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, UK
November 12, 2021

Gardening with the RHS
November 4, 2021

Cross-Challenge: Caring Co-Existence
Academy of Fine Arts
Munich, Germany (online)
October 22, 2021

Territorial Design in Histories, Theories, and Projects
Zurich, Switzerland (online)
October 21, 2021

Art Partners Online Event: Art & Nature
Art Fund
London, UK (online)
August 3, 2021

Nature of Robotics - In Conversation - Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Prof. Jamie Paik
EPFL Pavilions
Lausanne, Switzerland (online)
July 15, 2021

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg: On Media and Extinction
Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian
Washington DC, USA (online)
July 1, 2021

We Need to Talk About Extinction
Natural History Museum
London, UK (online)
May 27, 2021

Cultivating Common Ground - Art and Botany from Tucson to Jerusalem
London, UK (online)
April 22, 2021

Populous Earth Day Conference
London, UK (online)
April 22, 2021

PhD by Practice Seminar
National College of Art and Design
Dublin, Ireland
April 21, 2021

And& Festival
Leuven, Belgium (online)
April 20 – 22 2021

Of Public Interest
Royal Institute of Art
Stockholm, Sweden (online)
April 6, 2021

Rewilding the Future
Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK (online)
March 25, 2021

Rethinking Plants, Rapperswiler Tag
Hochschule für Technik
Rapperswil, Switzerland (online)
March 12, 2021

Paola Antonelli interviews Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg on Designing for Nature
Design Emergency
March 5, 2021


Pohflepp in Practice
December 5, 2020

Hypertopia: Digital Field Trip
State Studio
Berlin, Germany (online)
November 5, 2020

Science and the Arts Winners Q&A
Falling Walls
Berlin, Germany (online)
November 7, 2020

Geo-Design Workshop: Designing for the More-Than-Human
Design Academy Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Netherlands (online)
October 26 – 28 2020

Sensing Place
Fiber Festival (online)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 26, 2020

Creative Question Challenge: Ecology - Technology
Ars Electronica Festival (online)
Linz, Austria
September 9, 2020

Empathic AI: Art Shapes Industry
STARTS/Federal Government’s Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries
Berlin, Germany
July 2, 2020

Must We Revolutionize Nothing? Drew Endy & Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Ferment TV by Ginkgo Bioworks
July 1, 2020

SPACE10 Session: Is ‘Better’ Better? with Daisy Ginsberg
Space 10
June 23, 2020

Ways of World-Making
Design Academy Eindhoven
May 19, 2020

#FindingBeauty in Quarantine Times: Conversation with Ben Vickers and Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum
May 9, 2020
Starts at timecode 1:14

Vitra Design Museum
April 30, 2020

LASER: Better Nature? Visions of Future Biology from Art and Science
Zürich, Switzerland
March 19, 2020
Postponed to March 2021

Future Art Ecosystems
Serpentine Gallery
London, UK
March 23, 2020

Keynote, Eco-Visionaries Symposium
Royal Academy
London, UK
February 22, 2020

Ideals Made Concrete
LSE Festival x BBCRadio3 Free Thinking
London, UK
February 12, 2020


Keynote, Dezeen Day
BFI Southbank
London, UK
October 30, 2019

Conversation: COP25 as Fieldwork
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Madrid, Spain
December 10, 2019 – November 10, 2019

Industry Insights: Designing for the Planet
Design Museum
London, UK
December 4, 2019

Dean's Lecture Series
GSAPP, Columbia University
October 7, 2019

Lecture, School of Speculation
Anise Gallery
August 8, 2019

Artist's Talk, Better Nature
Vitra Campus
Weil am Rhein
July 19, 2019

Future Day 19
Frankfurt, Germany
June 25, 2019

Design Nonfiction
Eindhoven, Netherlands
April 18, 2019

Forum Vertigo
Centre Pompidou
Paris, France
March 30, 2019

SOAH Research Series: Better Nature
Royal College of Art
London, UK
March 26, 2019

Terrains D'Entente
Biennale Design Internationale Saint-Étienne
Saint-Étienne, France
March 21, 2019


Keynote, Minds100
Swiss Innovation Forum
Basel, Switzerland
November 21, 2018

V&A Future Series: Design For Change
V&A Museum
London, UK
October 19, 2018

Guest Speaker: Better
WGSN Trends Days
London, UK
October 1, 2018

Conference: Better
The Conference
Malmö, Sweden
September 7, 2018

Perspective tour with Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Wellcome Collection
London, UK
June 7, 2018
"Somewhere in Between" exhibition tour

History of Biology Seminar: A Century of Engineering Life: Populations and Ecosystems
Marine Biology Laboratory
Wood's Hole, MA, USA
May 17 – 22 2018

Guest Lecture: Better
Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
May 1, 2018

Guest Lecture: Better
Origin Stories Series, Architectural Association
London, UK
April 30, 2018

Symposium: Zooetics+
MIT Programme in Art, Culture and Technology
Cambridge, USA
April 27 – 28 2018

Panel: Artificial Life: Could We, Should We, Will We?
Science Museum
London, UK
March 28, 2018

Speculative Design Salon
Nordic House
Reykjavík, Iceland
March 16, 2018

Conference: Design March
Reykjavík, Iceland
March 15, 2018

Symposium: The Last Supper
February 12, 2018

Guest Lecture: Micro Environment Exploration Lab
February 9, 2018

Guest Lecture: Speculative Futures
Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons School of Design
February 8, 2018

Symposium: The Risk Society
Design Museum
London, UK
January 27, 2018


Workshop: The end of synthetic biology? What futures?
ERC Engineering Life Project
Edinburgh, UK
December 14 – 15 2017

Guest Lecture: Better
Service Design, Royal College of Art
London, UK
December 7, 2017

Lecture: Shapeshifters
Brussels, Belgium
November 29, 2017

Conference: Brave New World
Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden
Leiden, Netherlands
November 2 – 3 2017

Guest Lecture: Better
University of the Underground
Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 1, 2017

(Critical) Speculative Design Seminar & Workshop
MRes Design Pathway, Royal College of Art
London, UK
October 11, 2017

The New Yorker Tech Fest
Cedar Lake
New York, USA
October 6, 2017

The John W. Kluge Center Astrobiology Symposium
Library of Congress
Washington DC, USA
September 28, 2017

Guest Lecture: Designed Realities Lab/UTransLab 2
The New School
New York, USA
September 25, 2017

Keynote: Better World x Design
Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, USA
September 24, 2017

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
June 13 – 16 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

Guest Lecture: 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


Biofabricate 2016
Parsons School of Design
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
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


What Design Can Do São Paulo
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
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
London, UK
June 11, 2015

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


What About the Future?
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
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


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
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


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

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


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

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
Hasselt, Belgium
February 18, 2011


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

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

Synthetic Aesthetics Salon: Future Natures in a Culture of Synthetic Biology
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

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

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

iGEM design workshop 2010
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

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

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

Synthetic Aesthetics
SynBERC Retreat
February 28, 2010

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


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

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

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

University of Western Australia
Crawley, Australia
October 16, 2009

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

Palo Alto, USA
September 15, 2009

Near Future Laboratory
Los Angeles, USA
September 8, 2009

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

London, UK
July 24, 2009

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"
London, UK
February 18, 2009


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

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

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