Design - Research - Writing - Storytelling - Curation


Fiona du Mesnildot (FR) is a designer and researcher. Her interest in material language developed on the Social Design master course at Design Academy Eindhoven, where she graduated after a double diploma in visual identity and digital story telling in Paris. Between objects and images, facts and fictions, she translates systems and processes inspired by theatre to the design field. Developing spatial images and material narratives her work becomes props and sets which aims to question our daily environment. Familiar and disturbing at the same time, she likes to provoke "situations"*.

At the early stage of her professional career, she specialized in creatives and contextual researches. From her main interest in the construction of "social identities through material culture" she broadest her field of investigations to put her skills in research and story telling at the services of the cultural industry and design studios. From "waste matters, circular education, social food or next hospitality" that she explored for the Luma Arles foundation in 2016, she is able to embrace any questions as a challenge to build strong bodies of knowledge and toolboxes to develop fertile grounds for meaningful projects.

*Situation_“moment characterized by a sense of self-consciousness of existence within a particular environment or ambience” G. Debord, Society of the Spectacle, 1967