Liina Lember 


I’m a multidisciplinary designer and media artist with experience in illustration, information experience and interior design. I hold a MA in information experience design from the Royal College of Art in London and have obtained BA (Hons) with distinction in interior design from Glasgow School of Art.

My work provokes discussion and engages people in a playful manner through installations, community engagement, workshops, experiences and design for the more-than-human bodies and beings.

My work looks into ways of tackling omnipresent in-visible problems such as light and carbon pollution. With the project In-visible Moth Spells, I enabled the audience to experience the world through the eyes of a moth whilst exposing the constraints of human vision.

My work addresses urgent global problems such as mass extinction, our understanding of the use of technology and its effects on our health and nature. My design process is guided by research, experimentation and questioning the status quo. I utilise speculative and critical design processes to bridge the gap between broad disciplines such as science, art and design.

I use space, mixed media, illustrations, photography, video, interviews, design research, social experiments, workshops and material exploration as a part of my research process that guides and evolves my practice. I currently live and work between Tallinn and London.



ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Residency at SpudWorks,Sway, New Forest, August 2022

Designer in residence at EMMA, Pforzheim, 2022

Shortlisted student project, Artsthread Global Design Graduate Show 2021

MAB Media Architecture Biennale 2021, KooZ/Arch Student Award Nominee

Narrative Design Winner 2021, Storybook on Coronavirus for Children, D’Source Corona Design Challenge, IDC School of Design, Bombay, India 

Highly commended for “Best student studio degree project in the UK”
Interior Educators UK, Free Range, London, 2016

The Chairman’s medal: outstanding design school student
Glasgow School of Art, 2016

Douglas Clerk Memorial prize, Glasgow School of Art

BBC Scotland meeting room wall mural design, 2014

J.D.Kelly Memorial Prize, Interior Design, Glasgow School of Art


EXBITIONS, WORKSHOPS & MORE

11/2023 guest artist at the Butterfly Conservation Nature Nurtures event with In-Visible Moth Spells installation, Woodberry Wetlands, London

06/2023 guest speaker at Royal College of Art IED Summer School: Interspecies Co-Design & Ecosystemic Home-Making, London

06/2023 workshops and pop-up installation at Tartu Nature Festival “Garden Life”, 07.-11.06, Tartu

06 - 09/2023 Design, project management and implementation of installation “Together” as part of the Tallinn Green Capital of Europe 2023 program, Tallinn

05/2023 Workshop ‘Garden of the Senses’ and a pop-up installation “Moths flight” at the University of Tartu Natural History Museum during Museum Night (Muuseumiöö), Tartu

08/2022 Moth Fest Day along with workshops, moth breakfast and evening light installation, in collaboration with the Butterfly Conservation and Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London

07/2022 Designers in Residence, EMMA Kreativzentrum Pforzheim, Germany

05/2022 Reciprocal Stories: Moss and Moths with Nirit Ben-Meir, Back Room Gallery, Holdrons Arcade, London  

07/2021 BEEP-BEEP IED group show, Menier Gallery in London

07/2021 Mutuality in the Biosphere workshop with Nirit Ben-Meir
Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, In collaboration with Collective Matter

02/2021 Work In Progress Royal College of Art online show

PUBLICATIONS

11/2022 BBC The Forum, “Moths: The story of the Butterfly of the Night” podcast guest. Listen herehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct38t8

09/2022 The Posthumanist magazine, “My Day is Your Night” article and illustration, pages 20-21








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