Thinking/Creating with Active Materials


Karmen Franinović


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The founder of the Enactive Environments research group, Karmen Franinović is Professor of interaction design at Zurich University of the Arts. She holds the Laurea degree Summa cum Laude in Architecture, the MA from Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and the PhD degree in Art and Media from University of Plymouth. Previously, Karmen worked as an architect on large-scale public buildings and was the director of Zero-Th, an organization exploring social and sensorial experiences in public spaces. Her current research focuses on enaction, materiality, artistic-design research methods and sonic interaction. Karmen’s doctoral thesis “Amplifying Actions” and the “Sonic Interaction Design” book (MIT Press 2013) propose an enactive approach to design of auditory experiences and products. With Enactive Environments research, she extends this work to creation of self-actuated materials and environments.