Laura Clèries, Director of Elisava Research | Project Lead @materialdesigners.org | Director of Master in Design through New Materials |Cofirstname.lastname@example.org
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design & Engineering
Laura Clèries is a design researcher, strategic thinker and doer, editor, and curator in transformative innovation through design research led strategic foresight and with an additional focus on materials.
She has both creative and scientific backgrounds: sheobtained her BA in Physical Chemistry and her PhD in Materials Science from the University of Barcelona and then pursued degree studies in Industrial Design.
She holds extensive international academic and corporate experience in industry (Klockner Implants, Zara Home), universities (UoL, NYU, UAlabama, UToronto, IED, Elisava) and Think Tanks (Pantone Colour Planner, WGSN).
Her recent work is addressed at generating content and strategies at international levelthrough management of public and business research projects that bring actionable growth, and through the curation of events and exhibitions (Materiality, Zoom in Design, Design Does, Design Attitudes, Future Woods),
conferences (TEDx, Understanding Design, Madrid Design Festival) and publications (Visions By magazine, Temes de Disseny design research journal).
She is currently professor and Head of Research at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering, as well as director of the Master in Design through New Materials.
In her talks, she is often tagged as a Futures lifestyles detective.