Amy Congdon is a designer and researcher whose work revolves around the blurring of roles occurring between science and design. Having completed a BA in Contemporary Textiles she went on to graduate in 2011 from the innovative MA Textile Futures course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Amy has worked on projects with companies such as Nissan Design Europe and Microsoft, presenting her winning Data Hungry Skin project at the 2010 Microsoft Design Expo in Seattle USA. She has exhibited work at venues including The Victoria and Albert Museum London, Milan Design Fair and most recently her Biological Atelier project was included in the exhibition ‘ALIVE: New Design Frontiers’ which was held at the EDF Fondation in Paris.
Following graduation Amy went on to complete a residency at SymbioticA in Australia working under the supervision of Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, using her digital embroidery skills to produce scaffolds onto which she seeded skin cells. The project was a continuation of the Biological Atelier work and it further explored ideas of creating bespoke biological textiles, considering ideas of ownership, commodification and the ethical implications of using living materials for design. Amy is continuing this research as a part-time PhD student with the Textile Futures Research Centre based at Central Saint Martins; the project is being carried out in collaboration with Kings College London.