A picture of a body with a prosthetic

Maria Dada

Maria’s research is placed within the fields of design and material culture. She investigates the possibilities of new/future materials in reconfiguring socio-political and economic structures. A PhD candidate in science and technology studies at Durham University she holds an MA from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy and a BSc in Computing and Communication Arts from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. She also has ~10-years of experience as an interaction designer for Google, Abbey Road and Warp.net.

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Material Culture, Critical Theory, Science and Technology Studies, Critical Engineering, Future Technologies, New Materials, Speculative Design, Critical Design, Political Economy, Blockchain.


Contact me at miss.maria.dada@gmail.com for collaborations, publications, press, lectures and workshops.

Workshops & Lectures

2018 Visiting Lecturer in the department of Media, Culture and Language at Roehampton University

2017-18 Sessional Lecturer for Design Challenges at Ravensbourne

2016 Visiting Lecturer in Interaction Design at London College of Communication

2013 Visiting Lecturer in Material Culture at Havering College

2010 Headed various workshops at the Islington Mill Art Academy


Milan Design Week

Bart Hess x Maria Dada


18-22 April 2018

Workshops & Lectures

The Embodied Self Workshop

UC Berkeley Townsend Center for the Humanities in conjunction with the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies


July 2-8 2017