Erika Braccini – Product Design

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Erika likes to call herself an activist, environmentalist and happy designer. Erika believes that design is a new form of positive activism that has the potential to become a powerful tool to tackle environmental and social issues. This is the reason why she decided to embark on a journey through the field of design and what has led her to graduate in three-dimensional design at Camberwell College of Arts in London. During her studies she has also taken part in an exchange program at the Willem de Kooning in Rotterdam for six months, and has travelled around the world on her own. Erika really likes to spend time on her own and appreciates everything that is around her.

 

For the first two years of her studies Erika was very focused on reusing waste as a raw material and turn it into something more desirable since she believed this was the way forward in tackling environmental issues, especially when considering the problem of waste. However, this up-cycling approach has shifted towards creating a product that could also offer a service with the potential of making a real change by involving people through colours, positivity and collectivism.

She is driven by a real, genuine and strong motivation to develop design projects that can highlight existing problems and potentially solve them.

 

Education:

2011-2014 BA (Hons) in 3D Design

Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

2010-2011 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

2009-2010 Bookbinding and Illustration course

Central Saint Martin, London, UK

2006-2008 Diploma in Fine Arts

Liceo Leon Battista Alberti, Florence, Italy

Exhibitions and shows:

Upcoming show:

Source Self-Made Design
10 – 20 September 2015, Florence, Italy

Past shows:

DMY International Design Festival
11 – 14 June 2015, Berlin, Germany

Ex-Ansaldo, Tortona area, Milan Design Week
in collaboration with Designersblock, Milan, Italy
13 – 19 April 2015

Islington Contemporary Art & Design
25 – 26 October 2014, London, UK

Design Junction, London Design Festival
17 – 21 September 2014, London, UK

The Aram Graduates Show, The Aram Gallery
21 July – 23 August 2014, London, UK

New Designers
02 – 05 July 2014, London, UK

Clerkenwell Design Week
20 – 22 May 2014, London, UK

Textiles Fair MoOD
10 – 12 September 2013, Brussels, BE

Pulse Trade Show
12 – 14 May 2013, London, UK

Dray Walk Gallery, Old Truman Breweries
16 – 21 April 2013, London, UK

Pop Up Shop at BoxPark Shoreditch
25 – 31 March, London, UK