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Amina Abbas-Nazari


Oral Rinse. Photo: Natalia Janula

Amina Abbas-Nazari is a London-based designer, researcher and performer. Her work intends to expand reality through designed interactions, speculative systems and sonic fictions, and is informed by an interest in the point where fiction can become reality and aims to disperse metanarratives to give way for a more diverse range of ideologies. She investigates the individuals’ role in relation to the Whole; what part people play in vast, complex systems and how they conceptualise this. Her projects re-compose or re-arrange reality as a way to understand how the world is constructed and then use speculation, storytelling and designed media to describe alternate arrangements of society and ways of life via technology, geopolitics, semiotics, economics and belief systems. She’s a Techne NPIF funded PhD student in the subject areas of Artificial Intelligence and Voice, in partnership with IBM. She was previously a Research Fellow at Royal College of Art, working on the EPSRC funded Citizen Naturewatch project. She has taught Design at Kingston University, Central St Martins, UAL, Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths, University of London and is a graduate of MA Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art.

Biography last updated: 2023