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Emerging Talent Medal: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg was awarded the first Emerging Talent Medal in 2012. The Emerging Talent Medal recognises an individual who has made an impact on the design scene within five or so years of graduation.

Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist, designer, and writer. Daisy's experimental practice explores values that shape design, science, and emerging technology through the design of objects, fictions, writing, and curating. She works with leading scientists, engineers, artists, designers, social scientists, museums, and industry around the world. Daisy is the lead author of 'Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature' and in 2017 completed Better, her PhD at London's Royal College of Art. 

With ten years of expertise in synthetic biology and biodesign, Daisy curated 'Synthetic Aesthetics', an international research project between synthetic biology, art, and design funded by the National Science Foundation and the EPSRC. She also led the curatorial team for 'Grow Your Own… Life After Nature' - a flagship Wellcome-funded exhibition about synthetic biology at Science Gallery, Dublin. 

Daisy publishes, lectures, teaches, and exhibits internationally. Her work has been shown at MoMA New York, London’s Design Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Israel Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and the National Museum of China. She has asked audiences at TEDGlobal, PopTech, Design Indaba, and the New Yorker Tech Fest to consider the design of life, and how we might design better. 

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