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Tutors

These are long-term and short-term tutors for our programme

Tamar Shafrir

is a writer, lecturer and teacher in the extended field of design – including architecture, visual culture, technology, fashion and music. Tamar was born in Tel Aviv, grew up near Washington, D.C. and received her BSc in architecture at the University of Virginia and her MA in contextual design at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Her research applies the themes of agency, process, value, and meaning to a broad spectrum of topics, from cave paintings and object taxonomies to Missy Elliott videos and machine learning.
Tamar’s practice is multifaceted: she writes about design, architecture, and technology for a variety of institutions and theoretical applications, serves as the managing editor at e-flux Architecture, gives lectures and moderates discussions about design theory, materiality, and pop culture, and is a thesis advisor in the Architectural Design BA at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and a mentor in The Critical Inquiry Lab MA at Design Academy Eindhoven – and all of that barely scratches the surface.
Tamar was asked to help Gem Z’s to explore the full potential of their creative inquiries, and making sure that no research stone is left unturned, and placing their work in the larger field of culture and design.