Carolyn Kirschner

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Position Lecturer in Design
Department Design
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Carolyn Kirschner

Carolyn is a designer and researcher with a background in architecture. Her work explores entanglements of humans, non-humans, bits, bytes, ecologies and emerging technologies. Operating somewhere at the fringes of reality, her projects materialize as surreal artifacts, animations, images, writings, and multi-sensory installations.

She is currently an Associate Lecturer teaching on Studio Practice in year 2 of BA Design. She also holds teaching positions as Adjunct Professor within the School of Design Strategies at Parsons in New York, and is part of the Designed Realities Studio, an interdisciplinary research and teaching platform led by Dunne & Raby. Previously she held a postdoctoral design fellowship, supported by a Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Carolyn’s work has been published and exhibited internationally. She completed her Master of Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London.