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Thomas Pausz

Project : Bio-Theatre

Thomas Pausz is a critical designer working across disciplines. His work reflects on the human and ecological aura of our material cultures and the technologies we use to produce. Using the design of artefacts and scenography, Thomas proposes alternative scenarios of production. Through collaborations and local experimentations in circular thinking, Thomas designs new processes to foster social and environmental change. Using a variety of media, his work stems from a reflection on systems and energy, where a central part is given to food production and locality. After training in Philosophy in Paris, Thomas graduated from the Masters in Design Products at the Royal College of Arts. His recent collaborative projects include a Museum-Archive of Icelandic Material Culture in Reykjavik (Points of View, 2016), a series of workshops and text on the future of Food Systems in Iceland (Substitutions, 2015), and an online radio on Animal Ethics (Animal Radio 2015). Personal exhibitions include Hortus Praxis at MUDAM (2012-ongoing), Three Blue Rituals for Comme Des Garcons Berlin (2013), Social Soap and Paris Suburbs (Short Film, 2009). He is currently the director of the Design Master program at the Iceland Academy of The Arts. He was an artist in residence at the Delfina Foundation in 2016. In parallel to his studio practice, Thomas curates design exhibitions and publishes essays.