At the 20th Anniversary Visionary Awards on June 8th, 2017, we had the privilege to honor Neri Oxman, Architect, Designer, Inventor, and Professor at MIT Media Lab, introduced by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher from SFMOMA.
An Architect, Designer, Inventor and Associate Professor based at the MIT Media Lab, Neri Oxman pioneered the area of Material Ecology, which considers form generation, manufacturing, the environment and the material itself as inseparable dimensions of design. Oxman’s team—The Mediated Matter Group—operates at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science and synthetic biology; and applies that knowledge to design across scales and disciplines, from micro to building scale. Oxman’s work is included in permanent collections at MoMA, SFMOMA, Centre Pompidou, MFA, The Smithsonian Institution, and more. Her awards include the Vilcek Prize in Design, the BSA Women in Design Award, and Carnegie’s Pride of America. Oxman’s work has resulted in more than 100 papers and patents and her innovations have received recognition at the World Economic Forum where she is part of the Expert Network, and the White House.