MEET THE TEAM
From January to April 2020, the Institute of Advanced Study will host a group of international fellows who will be working on the Material Imagination project. As we progress with our experiments on the living material, we will simultaneously work on identifying relevant stakeholders, and designing and testing methods of how to best include their expertise, interests and needs in the development of technological prototypes.
Alexandra Carr is an artist, whose practice has often been described as the will to reverse entropy. Using natural phenomena as media, she explores the boundaries of materiality.
For more information about Alexandra, visit her Durham University staff profile here.
Dr Laura Forlano
Laura Forlano is a social scientist and design researcher, who studies emerging technologies and critical futures, and is particularly interested in imaginaries and materialities.
For more information about Laura, visit her Durham University staff profile here.
Professor Torben Elgaard Jensen
Torben Elgaard Jensen is a social scientist, who studies science and technology in society, and is particularly interested in how citizens and publics may become in engaged in technical and scientific innovation.
For information about Torben, visit his Durham University staff profile here.
Professor Wilson Poon
Wilson Poon is a physicist by training. He divides his science research time between soft materials (‘goo’) and bacteria, and in the industrial applications of these fields. He also has interests in theology, especially how faith relates to science, as well as in the history and philosophy of science, especially how physics and biology interact and how science relates to technology.
For more information about Wilson, visit his Durham University staff profile here.
Dr Suzie Protière
Suzie Protière is an experimental physicist, whose research focuses on the fluid-structure interactions at very small scales in order to understand material wetting, shape transformations and or collective behavior.
For more information about Suzie, visit her Durham University staff profile here.