An inaugural WIRED Innovation Fellow, Rachel Wingfield is the Founder and Creative Director of Loop.pH, a London based spatial laboratory operating across the fields of art, architecture and the sciences to transform public space. A frontierswoman for a new creative field where designers intervene at an urban scale to create new visions for healthy human habitats. She develops collaborative tools for public engagement and multidisciplinary practices, and consults on creative strategies and speculative futures for business and the public sector. Rachel trained at the Royal College of Art in London and specialised in adaptive, smart materials for the built environment, inspired by the study of living systems. Today Wingfield speculates on near and far future scenarios that explore emerging biological and technological futures by crafting space into visionary transformative experiences and environments. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, the V&A Museum, London, Fosters Private Art Collection, Geneva and the Bloomberg Collection, London. Recent clients include, The Design Museum London, The Pompidou-Metz, The Manchester Science Festival, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Swarovski, Royal Historic Palaces, Bloomberg, Fosters and Partners, Kew Gardens, EDF & Lille3000, Belvedere, BMW & The ICA, Centre of the Cell and the Medical Research Council.Locked Pro Plan feature
Loop.ph is a spatial laboratory that creates responsive environments inspired by the study of living systems. Wingfield speculates on near and far future scenarios that explore emerging biological and technological futures by crafting space, technology and living materials into visionary experiences and environments.
Senior Lecturer and acting course director on the MA Design for Textile Futures. Textile Futures Research: Smart Textiles and a biomimetic exploration of food, energy and metabolism.