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Franca López Barbera

I am an Argentinian designer and researcher based in Berlin and have been an associated researcher since 2022. In my work, I draw from local stories and scientific discourses to unpack and critically address the structures of power that both configure and are configured by design, particularly at the intersection of nature, coloniality, gender, and ethics.

Before this, I studied Industrial Design at FADU-University of Buenos Aires, and I did a Master of Science in Design Research at Anhalt University in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Dessau Foundation and the Humboldt University Berlin. I have experience in several forms of design, working with various design practices, art studios, non-profits, and academic institutions. In 2021, I curated Monte Abierto, the Argentinian pavilion for the London Design Biennale, and I am a member of Futuress, a feminist platform for design politics.