Space Caviar is a design research studio operating at the intersection of architecture, technology, politics and the public realm. Founded by Joseph Grima and Tamar Shafrir, the office uses exhibitions, publishing, writing and film to investigate and document the production of space, as well as contemporary modes of habitation as forms of social and political practice. Space Caviar’s work has been shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Biennale Interieur, Vitra Design Museum and the Munich Film Museum, among others.
Joseph Grima is an architect, writer and editor based in Genoa, Italy. Previously he was the editor of Domus magazine and directed Storefront for Art and Architecture, an independent gallery in New York. In 2012 he was co-curator of the first edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial. He has curated exhibitions and presented work in numerous international venues including the Venice Architecture Biennale, New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Triennale di Milano. Twitter – Instagram
Tamar Shafrir is a writer and designer based in Genoa, Italy. She received her master’s degree in contextual design from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Her articles have been published in Domus magazine, and she was the editor of the catalogue for the first Istanbul Design Biennial. She has co-curated exhibitions as part of experimentadesign in Lisbon and the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, and has lectured at the Design Academy Eindhoven and Domus Academy. Twitter – Instagram – Website
Andrea Bagnato is an architect and researcher from Milan, Italy. He holds master’s degrees from the TU Delft and the Centre for Research Architecture in London. He was part of the Modelling Kivalina project on climate displacement in the Arctic, and has been investigating the geography of epidemic diseases in the making of Italy. He recently worked on the book Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth. Twitter – Website
Giulia Finazzi is an architect and researcher from Genoa, Italy. She graduated from the Università di Genova with a laurea specialistica in architecture. She has previously worked at CHORA, where she organised Stirring the City Soul, a retrospective exhibition on Raoul Bunschoten, and researched and designed the Taiwan Strait Atlas, in addition to working as an architect in Liguria. She is also a jazz singer.
Martina Muzi is a designer from Rome, Italy. She received her master’s degree in social design from the Design Academy Eindhoven with her project The Feminine Space In-Between. She is currently working on a project for BIO 50, the 24th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Website
Simone C. Niquille is a Swiss graphic designer and researcher. She received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design [RISD] in 2010 and graduated with a Masters in Visual Strategies from the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam in 2013. She has written for Sang Bleu online on technology, body modification and privacy, and is investigating the representation of identity without a body, the digitisation of biomass and the increasingly omnipresent optic gaze of everyday objects as Technoflesh. Twitter – Website
Chiara C. Siravo is a design historian and researcher from Rome, Italy. She holds a BA in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and with a master’s degree in the History of Design from the RCA and the V&A (2012). Her research on the Design of Hell led to the publication of an essay in the book Pictures of Hell by American photographer, Mark Ruwedel. Recent articles include a piece about Archizoom’s 1973 clothing design system, Dressing is Easy, and an essay on the powers of ingestion in the Middle Ages. She is currently returning to subterranean territories with an investigation into the links between shifting materializations of Hell and technological change. Instagram
Giulia Grattarola studied law, and went on to otbtain a degree in performing arts at the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico in Rome.