public speaking


(co-organiser and chair) The Other Way Symposium by Maison/0. Design Museum London. 22-02-2019.

(Guest speaker) Human Nature Conference. Ax Foundation. Sweden. 09-04-2019.



(forthcoming)(co-curator and speaker) Biodesign: pour une mode ecologique: Design Marabout n6.Pompidou Centre, Paris. 06-11-2018.

(chair and co-organiser) Future Factory Symposium, Design Museum in collaboration with MA Material Futures Central Saint Martins UAL. 30-11-2018.

(Guest speaker) Biolace. Biennale Interieur 2018. Courtrai, Belgium in collaboration with the Texture Museum and to accompany the exhibition Biolace. 22-10-2018

(Guest speaker) Design & Living Systems. Design Marabout n5. ‘Le Biodesign en jeu’ chaired by Guillian Graves. Pompidou Centre, Paris.10-10-2018.

(Panelist) Techstyler & Bottletop Speaker Series – Biomaterials and Biodesign. Panel discussion: The Next Generation of Sustainable Materials. 08-10-2018.

(Keynote Speaker) The Making of Knowledge. Thought Fest: A knowledge quarter festival. Organised by Produce UK. 05-09-2018.

(Guest speaker) Biodesign, Intersecting research in design and biology to foster sustainable innovation. Human Ecology Talks, Invivo. 03-10-2018.

(Panel Chair) Design Junction/LDF: Chairing panel on Biodesign. 21-09-2018.

(Moderator) Light Space: Textile illumination. Symposium organised by CITA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen. 14-09-2018.

(Guest speaker) Biodesign as a Catalyst for Sustainable Innovation. Bio Meets Digital, symposium. Paris. 22-06-2018.

(Guest speaker) Recalibrating Fashion and Textiles for the Emerging Bio-circular Economy. Fashion Tech Talk, Stockholm, 06 -06 2018.

(Peer-reviewed conference) Luxury and the New Natural: How designing with living systems can lead to disruptive models of production for the luxury sector.

Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury, Arnhem, organised by ArteZ. 31-05, 01-06 2018.

(Guest speaker and panelist) for the book launch of Radical Matter by Caroline Till and Kate Franklin, (published by Thames and Hudson). Design Museum, 13-03-2018.

(Guest lecture) Co-Designing with Natural Living SystemsEdinburgh University, 08-02-2018.



(Guest speaker) Co-Designing with Natural Living Systems. Geographies of Fashion and Style, University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences. 18-12-2017.

(Guest speaker) Exploring Transient Territories for Biodesign: Design & Living Systems Lab. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017, Royal Geographical Society, London. 30-08 to 01-10 2017.

(Guest speaker) Grow-Made: Emergent biofabrication tools and practices.Make-Shift conference, The Helix, Dublin, Ireland (Craft Council). 06-11-2017

(Guest Speaker) Textile Futures Symposium, TFRC, Central Saint Martins UAL, November 2017.

(Peer-reviewed paper) Grow-MadeTextiles. Alive, Active, Adaptive, EKSIG International Conference on Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials, The New Institut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 19-20 June 2017.



(Guest speaker) Slow-Grown Embroidery. Interwoven Symposium, University of Wageningen, Holand.14-12-2016.

 (Guest speaker) Our Future Bio-materiality. Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague. 28-11-2016.

 (Guest speaker) Bio-intelligent Textiles. The Textile Society Conference. Welcome Trust, London, 05-11-2016

(Guest speaker) Design & Living Systems. Textilism – Future & Textiles Symposium. Aalto University, 15.3. 2016.

(Guest speaker) Design & Living Systems. Milan Furniture Fair Symposium. New Materials for innovative and impactless products. 14-04-2016.

(Guest speaker) Designing our future bio-materiality. Bio-Art/Design: Transdisciplinarity in Art. School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on 7-8 March 2016.


2013 -2015

(Keynote speaker) Harvested and Grown: the rise of a new bio-materiality. Tangible Means, Experiential Knowledge Through Materials, EKSIG, Design Research Society, 25-26 November 2015, Design School Kolding and University of Southern Denmark.

(Keynote speaker) Design and Biofabrication. Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities, Glasgow, Association of degree courses in Fashion and Textiles, 11-12-2015

(Guest speaker) Design and bio-poiesis. Organogenese, ENSAD, Paris.15-16th September 2015.

(Peer-reviewed paper) Botanical Fabrication, a research project at the intersection of design, botany and horticulture. C.Collet. G.Foissac. Research Through Design Conference, RTD 2015.

(Guest speaker) Biolace. The Future of Fashion is Now Symposium 20th November 2014, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam

(Guest speaker) The biological advantage. College de France, Paris, GRAMHONA group, 4th of March 2015

(Guest speaker) Design and Biofabrication. Symposium: Radical Design Interventions. Competence Center for Products and Textiles, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. 22 April 2015.

(Guest speaker) Central Saint Martins Back Stage. Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, Cycle de conference, A propos des metiers d Art. 2014

(Guest speaker) The Biological Advantage. Conférence: Modelisation, construction et imitation des processus vitaux. Approche  pluridisciplinaire du biomimétisme. Organised by CNRS. College de France. 2014

(Guest speaker) Textile Futures. Istanbul GREAT Festival of Creativity, 20-22 March 2014

(Guest speaker) How to experiment with the future? Symposium: What does it mean to make an experiment? CITA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen,Denmark, 25-04-2014.

(Guest speaker) Designing With Living Systems, a New Prerogative? Bartlett International Lecture series, 12-03-2014

(Guest speaker) Designing with Living Systems. Ultra Bio Conference, Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan. 13-12-2014.

(Pleanary speaker and workshop leader) When Biology becomes a programmable technology, what becomes of textile design and manufacturing? Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, Istanbul, Nov 11-13 2013.