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Laura Benítez

P.h.D in Philosophy, I am an independent researcher, curator and lecturer who connects philosophy, art(s), and technoscience. Associated Lecturer at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Department of Philosophy. Former head of the Department of Theory and a lecturer in Critical and Cultural Studies in the Arts and Design degree at Escola Massana, lecturer in Design and Technology at Elisava, associate lecturer in the master’s degree Philosophy for Contemporary Challenges, and in the Robotics and Genetic Engineering Seminar at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Guest researcher at the Ars Electronica Centre and the MACBA Centre for Studies and Documentation and invited to several international institutions including Interface Cultures Kunstuniersität Linz, Sónar Festival (Bcn/Hong Kong), Royal Academy of Arts London, and the University of Puerto Rico. Director of Biofriction, a European project (Creative Europe 2019-2021) on bio-art and biohacking practices, led by Hangar together with Bioart Society, Kersnikova, and Cultivamos Cultura.