The Final Speakers are Here!

An Anatomist and two Hackers join the ranks of the Frontiers Conference Speakers.

agiAgi Haines.

Agi Haines

Speculative Designer

Our body and future technology

Agi Haines’s work is focused on the design of the human body and how people might respond to the possibilities of our body as another everyday material, and how far we can push our malleable bodies while still being accepted by society.

After completing her masters in the Design Interactions department at the Royal College of Art, she is now undertaking Ph.D. research at Transtechnology Research, funded by Plymouth University. This research sits within a transdisciplinary department called Cognovo – a large scale Marie Curie-funded ITN exploring cognitive innovation.

Working amongst various artists and scientists who are all focused on creativity and cognition, her inspiration comes from the weird and wonderful things that exist inside us, questioning how our morbid curiosity for the viscera of life might affect the future of design, not only for the environment but also for us as sentient sacks of flesh within it.

xeno1Swar Ghugari.

Nikhita Ghugari & Swar Raisinghani

Xeno Co-lab

Everyday innovations for a sustainable future

Xeno Co-lab is a service design and social innovation company aimed at connecting seemingly disconnected behaviors, trends, and realities through profound insights and collaborations with diverse stakeholders. Based in Pune, India, they bring a unique perspective from one of the world’s most dynamic economies.

Constraints within the system and environment lead to creativity in daily life where people design ‘hacks’ to solve their needs and get a job done efficiently. In India, this is called ‘Jugaad.’ Nikhita and Swar will explore these everyday innovations that lead to informal economies and analyze how designers globally can learn from such solutions in today’s context for creating a long term and sustainable future.

xeno2Swar Raisinghani.

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