Image: Netflix’s Abstract series on Neri Oxman

It’s in the second season of Netflix’s documentary on design practitioners, Abstract, that Neri Oxman appears.

In the episode, she tells the story of her practice mixing fundamental school of thoughts, from art and science to design and engineering, and how she sees them crossing paths naturally.

Image: MIT Mediated Matter profile of Neri Oxman

As a leader of the Mediated Matter research group at the famed MIT Media Lab, she is notably known for experimenting with bio-architecture which focuses on growth rather than build. A trained architect, doctor and engineer, she goes beyond traditional fields to create solutions which blur the lines of the possible.

Image: Aguahoja, from MIT Mediated Matter

One of their latest projects, Aguahoja, just won the Dezeen Award for Design of the Year.