Marta Giralt

Design Researcher / Visual ResearcherLondon, United Kingdom
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Marta Giralt

Design Researcher / Visual ResearcherLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a design researcher and visual artist. Graduated from MA Material Futures, my work explores the cultural, ethical and moral impact of new and emerging technologies and the potential implications that they may have on our future society. I believe that it is only by critically engaging and navigating such technologies and their impacts that we can really even begin to design and imagine a fairer, more ethical and ultimately more democratic and sustainable future. By crossing disciplines and creating provocative scenarios, my goal is to inform, question and ultimately debate current infrastructures, systems or organisations that would otherwise go unchallenged. Currently working as Year Leader for MA Material Futures at Central Saint Martins in London, I have built an interest in using design as a platform to shape our world through the crossing of disciplines in science, technology and craft.
  • Future Factories Workshop, The Design Museum LondonIn part two of the Future Factory Symposium, participants learnt about a range of different production models and ‘future factories’, from bio- hacking to automation in a series of discussions and hands-on activities. This was part of the Future Factory Collaboration with the Design and Living Systems Lab and Central Saint Martins UAL’s Material Futures Programme. https://designmuseum.org/whats-on/talks-courses-and-workshops/future-factory-day-2-workshop
  • Viewpoint Colour, The Identity Issue, June 2018The Identity Issue explores the notion of identity as part of a wider conversation. Society is seeing misogyny, racism and transphobia becoming entrenched in national identities. But on an individual level, people are responding by layering and curating personal identities that draw on limitless possibilities. Through this issue global influences, female empowerment, gender fluidity, digitally generated fantasy and newly exuberant streetwise moods are explored.
Projects credited in
  • Colour News, for Viewpoint Colour 04
  • MATERIAL FUTURES: Central Saint MartinsOur work with educational institutions is important to us and so we’re especially excited about our upcoming partnership with Central Saint Martins’ Material Futures Course and the prospect of new initiatives and discoveries in our sustainability journey. From last month, we have been working closely with the first year MA students, challenging them to find alternatives to animal fibres and ways of making the fashion system more circular to sustain it for the future.
  • The University of the UndergroundThe star of our first cover, designer of experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun, is one of those people who are capable of achieving the impossible. Creating dark energy in a kitchen sink? Done. Creating a volcano in a living room? Done. Recreating the experience of a sonic boom? Done. Directing an international space orchestra at NASA who perform with the likes of Savages and Sigur Ros? DONE! In person she practically fizzes with an unstoppable energy – a passionate energy she invests into everything sh
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Work history
    Year LeaderMA Material Futures
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Year 1 and Year 2 leader of the MA Material Futures course at Central Saint Martins. Responsible for developing research project briefs, mentoring students in curricular projects, coordinating external client projects and liaising with course leader to develop course curriculum. Developing internal research for the course.
    Editorial ResearcherFranklintill Studio
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Editorial researcher for Viewpoint: Identity Issue and Viewpoint: The Guilt-Free Issue publications. Researcher for internal client projects. Researcher and production assistant for London Design Festival: The Guilt-Free Space, 203 Brompton Road, London.
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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Research Design
  • Research Insight
  • Research Visualisation
  • Academic Research
  • Consultancy
    MA Material FuturesCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Minor Independent Fashion MagazinesAmsterdam Fashion Institute
     - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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