TINA GORJANC

TINA GORJANC

Designer, Material Researcher, ConsultantLondon, United Kingdom
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TINA GORJANC

TINA GORJANC

Designer, Material Researcher, ConsultantLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Tina Gorjanc is a researcher, designer and consultant specializing in material exploration, trend forecasting and speculative scenario development. She is most recognized for her work that merges the practices of speculative and critical product design with scientific procedures. Her creative practice has caught the attention of some of the biggest media companies as she has worked with established international institutions and organisations worldwide. ​ Tina has introduced pioneering approaches to client commissions, consultancy and the educational sector, by complimenting her future-focused approach through insights gained from her secondary role as a Visiting Practitioner at Londons’ Central Saint Martins - one of the leading creative educational institutions in the world.
Projects
  • Harvest:  Sustaining nature by easing human's self-appointed entitlement to it
    Harvest: Sustaining nature by easing human's self-appointed entitlement to itCollaboration with Natalie Nicolaides, MLitt Curatorial Practice, Glasgow School of Art & technical support from Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, Head of Bioengineering, University of Glasgow The black market of rhino horns has skyrocketed in the past few years as the authorities protecting the species lack in means and resources to successfully stop the poaching. There have been several attempts in the past aimed at providing a sustainable solution, which aimed to produce alternatives to the origina
  • The Self-Donor Workshop: The emergence of the organ tailor practice
    The Self-Donor Workshop: The emergence of the organ tailor practiceCommission from the Science Gallery London, part of the King's College London. The Self-Donor Workshop project aims to update the medical torso to reflect on the possibilities of future organ bioengineering and transplantation. Whilst customised human organs are still far from being a reality, it may soon be possible to engineer organoids that would improve certain bodily functions. The project presents a vision of a bioengineering boutique, in which human stem cells could be sampled and cult
  • Phylogenetic Atelier: De-extincting a species from the past
    Phylogenetic Atelier: De-extincting a species from the pastCommission from the Science Gallery Dublin, part of the Trinity College Dublin. Scientists, futurists, and philosophers have theorized about the immortality of an organic body as the ultimate stage of the luxury hierarchy and advocate that biological perpetuity could be achieved in the indefinite future. This awareness regarding the possibility to extend our stay on the planet combined with the new responsibility towards next generations to come — felt by most of us as the reminder of the exce
  • Pure Human Documentary: Ethical implications of commercial tissue engineering
    Pure Human Documentary: Ethical implications of commercial tissue engineeringCommission from the Lethaby Gallery, part of Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. Starring: Dr Darren N. Nesbeth, Department of Biochemical Engineering, University College London Prof. Oron Catts, SymbioticA, University of Western Australia Ant the Elder, Sang Bleu London
  • Pure Human: Exploring the commodification of human flesh as a new form of luxury
    Pure Human: Exploring the commodification of human flesh as a new form of luxuryFinal Master's Project on the Material Futures Course, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. The biotechnology industry has become firmly established over the past twenty years and biological patents have played an important part in this phenomenon. However, concerns regarding the patentability of human genetic materials have been raised through public protest and international statements. The mentioned concern mainly focus on the lack of surveillance regarding the protection of bi
  • Pure Human 0.01: An exploration of the intersection between luxury and biology
    Pure Human 0.01: An exploration of the intersection between luxury and biologyProject developed on the Material Futures Course, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. Skin related biotechnologies seem to have caught the interest of the luxury industry. Major fashion and cosmetic companies have already signed research collaboration agreements with bioengineering institutes. Those collaborations are enabling the development of existing skin technologies that were firstly designed for specific medical problems into the enhancement of normal human functions and the
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Work history
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Visiting PractitionerCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
    London, United KingdomPart Time
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    Contributing WriterClot Magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Art Direction
  • Craft
  • Design
  • Ideas Development
  • Research Narrative Development
  • Creative Critical Thinking
  • Critical Design
  • Scenario Building
  • Brainstorming Creative Ideas
  • Branding Design
Education
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    Material FuturesCentral Saint Martins
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
    A' Design Award & Competition logo
    A' Design Award & Competition logo
    Silver A' Design Award Winner for Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design CategoryA' Design Award & Competition
    A' Design Award and Competition aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products worldwide in all creative disciplines and industries. The primary aim of the award is to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for design award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future. A' Design Awards is a premier annual juried design competition that honours the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios, brands and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. A' Design Award and Competitions are organised and awarded annually and internationally in a wide range of categories. Every year projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded the A' Award. While realised projects find opportunities to get published, reach new markets and meet a wide range of buyers for their existing products, the organisation also helps the creative minds and startups to meet with the business people to realise their product ideas. The A' Design Award and Competition has a very well developed methodology for choosing the best designs using rigorous evaluative criteria, blind judging processes, score normalisation, cross matching and more, to reward only the best designers and firms that truly deserve special recognition. The Jury of the A' Design Award is composed of Academics, Professionals, Enterprise and Focus Group members and follow strict guidelines to provide a fair and ethical evaluation.
    MullenLowe Group UK logo
    MullenLowe Group UK logo
    Nova AwardMullenLowe Group UK
    http://mullenlowegroup.com/nova/your-nova/#TinaGorjanc
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