Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg


Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg was named “One to Watch” by the Financial Times and voted a Future 50 by Icon Magazine. The Cambridge University and Royal College of Art graduate makes artworks that explore how human values shape our culture, science, technology and nature.

Her work examines why we make things, what those things are, and their relationship with us and the world. This is encapsulated in her PhD from the Royal College of Art, London, where she interrogated how powerful dreams of “better” futures shape the products and services that society creates. She was selected, by Alice Rawsthorn and Paola Antonelli, for Domus Magazine as one of the Top 20 Designers who will influence design in the next decade.

Daisy creates a bridge between cutting-edge science and technology and the public via captivating storytelling. In particular, she has become influential in the field of synthetic biology and has spent over 10 years researching the design of living matter with world-leading scientists, engineers, historians and institutions.

New artworks in development for 2019 include the wilding of the planet Mars, a search for the “sublime” as she resurrects the scent of extinct flowers with leading biotech company Ginkgo Bioworks and smell researcher Sissel Tolaas, and a project to bring to life a Northern White Rhinoceros, which went extinct in 2017, using AI.

The talk by Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is presented in collaboration with MA Ecological Futures / Master Institute of Visual Cultures – AKV|St.Joost