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Tamar Shafrir

Tamar Shafrir is a writer and researcher in the extended fields of design, visual culture, and technology. Her essays have been published in magazines including Disegno, Volume, PIN-UP, MacGuffin, Dirty Furniture and Real Review, and books including Material Utopias, Symbolic Exchange and Printing Things. She has also presented papers at academic conferences including Urban Matters (University of Utrecht, 2018), Economia: Renewable Futures (Baltan Laboratories, 2017), and Artistic Subversions (VU/Stedelijk Museum, 2017).

Previously, she was the researcher for Things & Materials at Het Nieuwe Instituut, where she investigated design through public programmes including Garden Broadcasts (2018, with Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee), Canteen Curriculum (2018), and Design Dialogues (2017). In 2013 she co-founded the studio Space Caviar with Joseph Grima, with whom she also co-curated the 2018 exhibition Not for Sale for the Design Academy Eindhoven in Milan 2018. She was one of the organisers of Atelier Clerici at the Salone del Mobile in Milan from 2014 to 2017.

She also has taught at Sandberg Instituut and London College of Communication, and she has been an external examiner in the design department at Iceland University of the Arts.