Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)
/ Assistant professor
Andrea Macruz holds a Masters in Bio-Digital Architecture from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona, a Masters in Interior Design from Istituto Europeo di Design in Sao Paulo, and a Masters in Contemporary Furniture Design from Istituto Marangoni in Milan. Andrea’s work has been displayed at high-profile international exhibitions worldwide, including Piasa Auction in Paris, Architecture Beijing Biennale, Guiltless Plastic in Hong Kong and Doha, as well as London, Barcelona, Berlin, and Milan Design Weeks.
In 2010, Andrea founded a design studio focusing on the study of nature and new technologies, and the work from the studio has been widely published internationally. Besides that, she has a parallel academic career, teaching in architecture and design departments at several universities and institutes, including Abu Dhabi University, Istituto Europeo di Design, and Centro Universitário Belas Artes de Sao Paulo.
Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation – DIDI (in collaboration with MIT and Parsons) and part of the DigitalFUTURES Ph.D. program at Tongji University in Shanghai.