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Ruxandra Iancu Bratosin

WHO

Ruxandra Iancu Bratosin

POSITION

Founder 50 (Super(Real))
Founder of Advocacy Planning

SUBJECT

Design Skills

AREA

Bachelor in Design

Ruxandra Iancu Bratosin is a designer, architect, and professor in the Bachelor in Design at IE University. She is a co-founder of 50(Super(Real)), a studio focused on multi-scalar spatial strategies, driven by the harmonious marriage of human values with technological innovation. At the core, her work explores ecology, social impact and the process of design and it has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale of 2016, Rotterdam Design Biennale of 2017, London Design Biennale of 2021 and published in several books with a digital ecology focus.

Her tangent focus explores the aesthetics of computation, algorithmic driven design, and the quest of expanding the notion of collaborating with technology in the process of design in order to address contemporary social or sustainability issues.

Corporate Experience

• Founder. 50 (Super(Real)). Focus on digital tools and fabrication, sustainable, social and environmental practices, 2016

• Coordinator for the Project for the Self Sufficient City Department within the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, 2015 – 2016

• Partner Architect at Margen-Lab Barcelona. Multi-scale projects in Spain and abroad. Topics related with environmental analysis and adaptation, sustainability and self-sufficiency, 2014 – 2016

• Founder. Advocacy Planning. Initiative dedicated to aiding disenfranchised communities, as a continuation of her projects in Guinea-Bissau

Academic Experience

• Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona (“Self Sufficient Buildings Studio” assistant – ecological design, “Individual master thesis” junior professor – end of master thesis projects mentoring,  “Slow Crisis” junior professor – city scale ecological response seminar, “Self Sufficient Neighbourhood” junior professor – studio for the “Master in City and Technology” program), 2014 – 2017

• Elisava in Barcelona (“Design, make, share” professor – computational design seminar), 2016

• ETSAM in Madrid (“Uncanny Dynamics” professor – computational explorations of the self seminar, “Individual master thesis” professor – end of master thesis projects mentoring), 2018

• University of Pisa, Italy (“Computational Design Summer School” professor), 2018

• University of Pisa, Italy (“Computational Design and Fabrication Summer School” professor), 2019

• Associate Professor in the Bachelor in Design at IE School of Architecture de Design (“Design Skills” professor, “Programming for designers” professor), 2019 – Present

Academic Background

• Architecture. Bucharest, Romania, 2013

• “Thesis of Excellence” Award, Master in advance Architecture. Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, IAAC, 2015