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Paola Guimerans is an artist, interaction designer and educator based in Spain. Her current creative research addresses STEAM education, wearables, e-textiles, open source technologies, material explorations, interactive design and interdisciplinary installations.

Her practice combines tools, techniques and approaches from craft, design and technology to explore the role of creativity and materiality in learning. Through her professional artistic practices, Paola points a critical aspect of how technology has been demystifying traditional possible methods by helping artist to crafting technology to promote learning, values, and new fine art practices of making artwork with electronics.

At the moment, she works as a educational consultant, gives talks,design academic curriculum and run workshops on wearables and e-textiles. Recently, she has been documenting creativesoftcircuits a web collection on hands-on workshops focused on art, design and creative engagement with electronics for everyone, designing STEAM activities during the BQ maker tour CIRCOLAB, co-designing the Fashion and Technology program BFTLAB for the City Hall of Bilbao, designing ETextile Activities for the education programme for schools of the Balenciaga Museum, working as a consultant for the open citizens laboratory in CICC Tabakalera desinging the meeting How to Make and working as a consultant with a silicone company in the project Think of silicone to seek new directions to develop a new line of silicone research for 3D printers.

Prior to this, she was living in New York. During this time she has been teaching the Collab: Soft Circuits: an exploration of new materials in the context of tangible interface design,working as a researcher for the Fashion Technology Lab, and running different workshops focus on wearable technology , e-textiles and soft circuits techniques at Parsons The New School for Design, NY Also, she has been working as a Lead Mentor and researcher teaching physical and digital materials, using paper computing, e-textiles and digital media with kids in a NYC public middle school at Q2L, Institute of Play.

Her work has been exhibited in centers such as Eyebeam Art+Technology Centre NY, MedialabPrado Madrid, MACBA Barcelona, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa de a Coruña or Ventana244 Art Space Brooklyn NY. Also, her research have been featured in the NY World Maker Faire, ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interfaces or in the IATED conference.

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Paola Guimerans is an artist, interaction designer and educator based in Spain. Her current creative research addresses STEAM education, wearables, e-textiles, open source technologies, material explorations, interactive design and interdisciplinary installations.

Her practice combines tools, techniques and approaches from craft, design and technology to explore the role of creativity and materiality in learning. Through her professional artistic practices, Paola points a critical aspect of how technology has been demystifying traditional possible methods by helping artist to crafting technology to promote learning, values, and new fine art practices of making artwork with electronics.

At the moment, she works as a educational consultant, gives talks,design academic curriculum and run workshops on wearables and e-textiles. Recently, she has been documenting creativesoftcircuits a web collection on hands-on workshops focused on art, design and creative engagement with electronics for everyone, designing STEAM activities during the BQ maker tour CIRCOLAB, co-designing the Fashion and Technology program BFTLAB for the City Hall of Bilbao, designing E-Textile Activities for the education programme for schools of the Balenciaga Museum, working as a consultant for the open citizens laboratory in CICC Tabakalera desinging the meeting How to Make and working as a consultant with a silicone company in the project Think of silicone to seek new directions to develop a new line of silicone research for 3D printers.

Prior to this, she was living in New York. During this time she has been teaching the Collab: “Soft Circuits: an exploration of new materials in the context of tangible interface design”,working as a researcher for the Fashion Technology Lab, and running different workshops focus on wearable technology , e-textiles and soft circuits techniques at Parsons The New School for Design, NY Also, she has been working as a Lead Mentor and researcher teaching physical and digital materials, using paper computing, e-textiles and digital media with kids in a NYC public middle school at Q2L, Institute of Play.

Her work has been exhibited in centers such as Eyebeam Art+Technology Centre NY, MedialabPrado Madrid, MACBA Barcelona, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa de a Coruña or Ventana244 Art Space Brooklyn NY. Also, her research have been featured in the NY World Maker Faire, ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interfaces or in the IATED conference.

 

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