Andrea Bandoni is a Brazilian designer, researcher and educator with a strong focus on ecology and creativity. She graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and at the moment she is doing her Ph.D. in Design at Lisbon University, investigating Biodesign in the Amazon region.
Andrea believes design has to add something relevant to our saturated world, being a creative force for environmental and social change. Design must stimulate a critical view and help unveil responsible options to our world. Her design methods are based on transdisciplinary research and hands-on experimentation, always built in dialogue with different perspectives. The respect for living systems and to people’s knowledge is visible in the outcomes of her work.
She had projects exhibited and acquired by museums and galleries in Brazil, China, Australia and in many countries in Europe. Her works were published in relevant books and magazines, and she was awarded Young Creative Design Entrepreneur by the British Council. Some of her main projects are “The Object Without History” and “Objects of the Forest” – the latter in the Brazilian Amazon Forest.