Thora H Arnardottir is a biodesigner with a background in architecture. Through her studies in self-sufficient buildings and biodesign, her work focuses on how to implement – instead of exploiting – natural systems in our technological environment. This reflection sits at the intersection of design and biological fabrication and is centered on the necessity to design and produce new hybrid assemblages that can contribute to the fostering of ‘relations of care’ with the living medium.
Her work has been exhibited at the London Zoo, EXPO2017 and BIOTallinn2017 Biennale. Thora holds a masters degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Spain, and a bachelor’s degree from the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), UK.
She co-runs a collective called BioBabes (BioCentricDesign Group) an experimental research group that works in the in-between spaces of design, science, and biology and focuses on the exploration of biomaterials and design through interactive devices.