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Amina Abbas-Nazari


  • Amina is a Research Fellow at RCA working on Citizen Naturewatch, a project in collaboration with the Interaction Research Studio, Goldsmiths University, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project investigates how to collect content, via open source technologies, to engage the public with nature and wildlife. She also works independently on her own research and design practice. 

  • Biography

  • Amina graduated from the Royal College of Art MA Design Interactions in 2014 under Tony Dunne and Fiona Raby, having previously studied Product and Furniture Design at Kingston University.

    She has previously worked with Heatherwick Studio, The Cally Festival, Secret Cinema, Citizens Advice, Office for National Statistics, KIN Design, The Guardian, Konbini, bl-nk, Becky and Joe, SwapMyVote, RBG Kew, The Centre for Genomic Gastronomy, JC Innovation & Strategy and Guerilla Science.

    She has taught at Central St Martins and Kingston University and had work published online by Fast Company, DesignBoom and in international publications. She has presented her work at the London Design Festival, Milan Furniture Fair and Venice Architecture Biannual and given lectures at Harvard University, America, the V&A museum, to industry, government and at prominent NESTA events in London. 

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  • Practice

  • Amina’s personal work expands reality with designed interactions, speculative systems and sonic fictions. She is interested in the point where fiction can become reality and aims to disperse metanarratives to give way for a more diverse range of ideologies.

    She investigates the individuals' role in relation to the Whole; what part people play in vast, complex systems and how they conceptualise this. Her projects re-compose or re-arrange reality as a way to understand how the world is constructed and then use speculation, storytelling and designed media to describe alternate arrangements of society and ways of life via technology, geopolitics, semiotics, economics and belief systems.

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