Adriana Cabrera

Industrial Designer Media Art And Design Textile, surface and material Researcher

Adriana Cabrera is a senior consultant at matrix GmbH & Co KG and guess researcher and lecturer in FabLab Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, at the University of Applied Sciences Rhine Waal. She is founder of FabMaterials, and She is leading the advanced training Fabricademy and Personal Fabrication for Care in Germany with other Fablabs worldwide. Originally from Colombia, she works in different areas of design & tangible interaction. Having a background in Industrial Design, she complemented her studies in MFA Media Art and Design at Bauhaus University Weimar and later MA Surface and Textile Design at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, focusing on material research. She is implementing sustainable experimentation by exploring new bio-inspired design, and the impact of today’s prototyping.

She is implementing the concept of Assistive technologies, inclusive design and materiality in the curriculum, as well as co-leading the research in the field of soft robotics in the in the Rhine-Waal University of Applied. She has recently been invited as a speaker in engaging events such as WestVisions in Germany, Mode Fabriek in the Netherlands and FabLab International Conference FAB14 in France. Besides, she has presented her works in international exhibitions such as Maker Faire in New York.