Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are Studio Formafantasma, an Italian designers duo based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Since their studies at Design Academy Eindhoven Formafantasma has developed a coherent body of work characterised by experimental material investigations and explored issues, such as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.
Their work has been presented and published internationally. Museums, such the MoMA, New York; Victoria & Albert, London; the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Chicago Art Institute; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; TextielMuseum Tilburg; Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; MUDAC Lausanne; Mint Museum of Craft and Design in North Carolina; and the MAK in Vienna have all acquired Formafantasma’s designs for their permanent collections.
Clemens Winkler is a Design Researcher and deals with experiments at the interfaces of ephemeral material processes and actual media-technological, scientific, social and geopolitical topics as well as their coherence with new material discourses. His aim is to deal with phenomena of different scales, such as local and global weather events, through forms of capturing, describing, intensifying and archiving.
He is currently a guest lecturer in »Interaction Design« at Zurich University of the Arts, the »Material Futures« Department at Central Saint Martins College London and the »University of the Underground« at Sandberg Institute Amsterdam.
He previously studied at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, UdK Berlin, MIT Media Labs, Boston and completed his studies in »Design Interactions« at the Royal College of Art, London.
Benedikt Partenheimer pursues a philosophy of awareness through mediums such as photography or video. His works often deal with aspects of perception, visibility and invisibility, and they extend beyond their own subjective limits. The poetic representation of serious and important issues related to the effects of excessive global economic growth, challenge the inherited binomials of modernity – such as development/civilisation/wellness versus underdevelopment/lack of education/poverty. The artistic depiction of these serious and important topics is meditative and disturbingly beautiful, and manages to involve the viewer into a moment of contemplation.
He studied photography at the RMIT University, Melbourne, and Parsons School of Design, New York. His work has been shown and awarded internationally.
Adeola Enigbokan is an environmental psychologist and spatial designer with a background in anthropology, sociology and art and architecture. She combines a deep knowledge of human behavior with a sense of how systems work and how creative change happens, from the individual to the societal level. She consults on projects in urban design and public space, software development, user experience and branding.
She is a mentor to the MA in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven. She has held research and teaching positions in Urban Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, Architectural Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Science and Technology Studies at New York University. She holds a doctorate in Psychology from the City University of New York and a BA in Anthropology from Columbia University.
Adeola is the first Black person to be a member of the jury of the Marianne Brandt Award in its 22 year history.