Artist and designer adopting speculative design methods to inquire into living organisms agency and poetics.1

2016 Diploma ( B.ID.) Industrial Design – University of Architecture 'La Sapienza' Rome, IT

2010 Diploma Visual Communication – ISD Naples, IT

Fara Peluso is a Berlin based artist - designer. She is graduated in industrial design at University Architecture 'La Sapienza' in Rome and as graphic designer. Through the speculative research she plays how to connect the human being with nature, living organisms and biological processes in a deeper relationship. Constantly researching and taking inspiration from elements present in Nature, she believes that it’s a great Strategy for Design. The relationship between the human being and its environment is observed and the concept that we are the most important living organisms on earth is cancelled. Fara Peluso wants to contribute to raise critical questions considering it a role belonging to artists and designers, she asks how the design of new tools trough a speculative methodology can be applied in this way. Fictional artifacts that tell the story of a possible future scenario about the quality our lifes, attitudes and choices. As artist designer with a strong interest on Biology, Fara Peluso pursues her deep research on algae taking constantly inspiration from them, experimenting and understanding how to work with them inside the Art and Design field. Her work is focused on both the material and the procedural aspects, investigating through a speculative methodology possible closer relationships between human beings and algae. Through her workshop project Algature she shows how other artists and designers have exploited the biological process from algae, reinventing new objects and creating new experiences, providing more chances to understand possible new connections with other living organisms. The project wants to be also an occasion to talk about the meaning of speculative design practice introducing the DIY Biology as a tool to discover wider possibilities, knowing and touching materials, using tools and different methodologies starting to experiment with them. In 2017 in collaboration with BioArt Laboratories in Eindhoven during the Talent Pressure Cooker 2017, she developed the prototyping of a speculative wearable accessory, WeaReactor. A tool and accessory which connects the algae’s photosynthesis process with the breath of the wearer. She exposed at DDW17 in Eindhoven in 2017 and at Futurium in Berlin in 2018. In September 2018 her project 'Living Canvas' was selected and funded by innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft, il collaboration with Solaga and State Studio, Berlin. Constantly in search of new collaborations with scientists, research institutions and divers professional figures, Fara Peluso was guests between 2018 and 2020 at the Institute of Biotechnology TU in Berlin as a resident artist for the project Mind the Fungi, a two-year collaborative project between the Technische Universität Berlin, Institute for Biotechnology and Art Laboratory Berlin.

2021 - Digital Salon. "Comprehensive Thinkers for a post Anthropocene" Lecture - HFK - Bremen

2021 - Material Trajectories. Designing with Care. "Design for Future co-existences" Lecture - Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity - Humboldt University - Berlin

2021 - Transmediale Vorspiel - Scattered Partners - "Comprehensive Thinkers for a post Anthropocene" Lecture @LacunaLab

2020 – Algature for Bioeconomy Workshop – Futurium - Berlin

2020 – FeralAir Residency - Salzburg

2020 - Mind The Fungi - Citizen Science project - Futurium Opening - Berlin

2020 - Mind The Fungi - Citizen Science project - Art Laboratory Berlin - TU - Berlin - Artistic Research

2019 – MIRA Festival – Talk presentation – Barcelona ES

2019 – KIKK festival exhibition 2019 – Imagining Ecological Futures Residency – Namür BE

2019 - Mind The Fungi - Citizen Science project Art Laboratory Berlin- TU - Berlin Artistic Research - Residency

2019 - Water Ecology Exhibition Art Laboratory Berlin - Artistic Research

2019 - Field Experiment exhibition State Studio- Berlin Living Canvas installation 2018 - Retune Festival

2018, Algature workshop for Satellite program. Art Laboratory Berlin, Ge. 2018 - Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften

2018 im Futurium. DIYBio Faire. Futurium, Berlin, Ge.

2018 - Algature Workshop. BioTech. Greenlab project for Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. TopLab, Berlin, Ge.

2018 - Algature Workshop. TopLab’s BioLab workshops program. TopLab, Berlin, Ge.

2017 - Lost in Transformation. Metamorphosis. Dutch Design Week

2017, Eindhoven, NL. 2017 - Talent Pressure Cooker 2017. Residency at BioArt Laboratories, Eindhoven NL.

2017 - Algature Workshop. DIYBio at Maker Faire Berlin. Berlin, Ge.

2017 - DIYBio Fair. Vorspiel Transmediale, Art Laboratory, Berlin - Ge.