Tamar Shafrir is a writer and researcher in the extended fields of design, visual culture, and technology. Her essays have been published in magazines including Disegno, Volume, PIN-UP, MacGuffin, Dirty Furniture and Real Review, and books including Material Utopias, Symbolic Exchange and Printing Things. She works at Design Academy Eindhoven as the co-head with Agata Jaworska of the Design Curating & Writing master’s programme and is also a thesis advisor in the Contextual Design and Social Design master’s departments. She is also a lecturer in the Graphic Media Design master’s programme at London College of Communication. Previously, she was the researcher for Things & Materials at Het Nieuwe Instituut, where she investigated design through public programmes including Garden Broadcasts, Canteen Curriculum, and Design Dialogues. In 2013 she co-founded the studio Space Caviar with Joseph Grima, with whom she also cocurated the 2018 exhibition Not for Sale in Milan. She was part of the organising team of Atelier Clerici at the Salone del Mobile in Milan from 2014 to 2017.