Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Ask Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg what led her to enter the Royal College of Art’s inaugural Design Interactions program after studying architecture at Cambridge and design at Harvard, and she explains: “It was never a planned diversion.” The same could be said of her engagement with science, in which Ginsberg has no formal training. Yet her work belies such modesty. It is incisive and provocative—bold, elegant, and empathetic. Ginsberg is forging tighter connections between design and science, exploring design approaches that visualize aesthetic and ethical futures enabled by biotechnology. Designing for the Sixth Extinction (2013–ongoing), for instance, investigates the impact synthetic biology could... more.