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Kim Raphael

A former professional biologist, Raphael Kim is a so-called ‘biohacker-designer’, who uses molecular biology as design material, process and narrative outcomes. A graduate and a former visiting lecturer from Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, and currently undertaking PhD at Media and Arts Technology, Queen Mary, University of London. Interests lie in the social and cultural implications of biotechnology, narrated through speculation and hands-on experimentation. Recent projects focusing on future roles of microbes in finance were exhibited at several venues, including at the V&A museum (UK) and the Z33 (Belgium). They were also featured in William Myers’ publication ‘Bioart: Altered Realities (2015)’, and formed the winning entry for 2015 Future of Money Design competition, sponsored by Consult Hyperion.