I am a Colombian industrial designer and researcher based in Zurich, working at the intersection of design, digital fabrication technologies, and biotechnology.

In 2015, I co-founded with Francesco Milano StudioFormosa, a research-oriented and experimentally-based practice, working on projects that span a range of scales, from exhibitions and interior design to industrial design products. From 2015 to 2018, I co-directed TaMaCo ("Taller de Materiales y Construcción"), an experimental design lab in Buenos Aires, where I led workshops, lectures, and a residency program with a focus on digital fabrication technologies and materials.

In 2020, I obtained a master's degree in Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. After that, I worked at Caracol AM(IT) as a senior computational designer in the R&D team. Currently, I am a doctoral researcher in the chair of Digital Building Technologies (dbt), Institute of Technology In Architecture (ITA) at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich. My research is part of the ETH initiative called Advanced Engineering with Living Materials (ALIVE).

Feel free to get in touch whether you need help implementing and developing an idea or just making cool stuff.

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