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Flora Weil

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Major project:

Particle Parasites

Particle Parasites is a series of hacks for climate alteration technologies. Each device uses a resource collection method to subvert advances in atmospheric optimisation. The project questions techno-utilitarian fixes to global warming and tells stories emerging from a world in which the weather is made entirely artificial. It examines the trajectory from prediction of the climate to control of the climate, which is suffused with the relation between urgency and technology.


  • Previous degrees

  • BSc Engineering, Smith College, Northampton, USA, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Arachnolab research and production intern, Studio Tomas Saraceno, Berlin, 2018; Visual media specialist, Imaging Center, Northampton, USA, 2016–2017; Electronics and software intern, Makerbay, Hong Kong, 2016; IoT R&D intern, Quby, Amsterdam, 2015; Materials engineering intern, Safran, Paris, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • On Air, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018; Agile Ageing Congress, Natwest Headquarters, London, 2018; Blend House, Milan Design Week, Milan, 2018; Nasty Women: Empowerment, Black and White Building, London, 2018; Designing Healthy Communities, A.P.E Gallery, Northampton, USA, 2017; eVillage, FIA Formula E, Hong Kong, 2016
  • Awards

  • Royal College of Art – School of Design Dissertation Award, 2018; Highest Honors Thesis Smith College Picker Engineering Program, 2017
  • Funding

  • First Year Sponsor: Marc Zhang – Data Informatiques
  • Collaborators

  • Jon Lewis (glassblowing)
Royal College of Art