Benedetta PompiliDesignMaterial Research
About Benedetta Pompili (IT, 1995) is a social designer based in Amsterdam. A dedication to materials with a focus on their narratives and environmental impact identifies her practice. She rethinks manufacturing techniques and their aesthetics toward circular making. Her research aims to share knowledge, motivate care, and retrace tradition by thinking and acting in an interdisciplinary way.

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Recent and ongoing work






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Recognitions
Master, Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), Gijs Bakker nominee, 2019–2021.
Erasmus, Peter Behrens School of Architecture and Design, Düsseldorf (DE), 2017–2018.
BA, Industrial Design & Advanced Ceramics, ISIA Faenza (IT), Cum laude, 2014–2018.

Designer in Residence, Creative Residency Arita, January 2024-ongoing.
Tutor, Natural Materials in Ceramics, The Material Way, January 2024-ongoing.
Fellow Researcher, LINA x TU Wien, Vienna, October 2023-ongoing.
Tutor, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL), September–December 2023. 
Ceramic workshop specialist, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL), March 2023–ongoing.
Ceramic production consulent, Bruno Baietto’s In Bones We Dwell, Dordrecht’s Museum (NL), 2023.
Ceramic workshop specialist, Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague (NL), January-August 2023.

In Presence of Your Absence, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong (China), January-May 2024.
Conversing with Matter, Sustainable Ceramics, Princessehof Ceramic Museum (NL), Nov 2023–2024.
In Bones We Dwell For Yours We Wait
, consultancy for Bruno Baietto, Dordrecht’s Museum (NL), July 2023.
In Presence of Your Absence, ADI Design Museum, Milan (IT), 2023.
Vestiges, Alcova, Fuorisalone, Milan (IT), 2023.
In Presence of Your Absence, Material District, Utrecht (NL), 2023.
Raw.obj, The Future of Art Making, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (NL), 2022.
Ciona Are Doing Well, SVA Bio Art Lab, New York, 2022.
SPAZIO 1/2: Worskshop “Clay Dialogues”, Drop City, Fuorisalone, Milano (IT), 2022.
Sea Silt, collaboration with Humade, Ceramics Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden (NL), 2022. 
Conversing with Matter, DAE75!, Fuorisalone, Milano (IT), 2022.
Conversing with Matter, Rethinking Plastic, Yksi Expo , Eindhoven (NL), 2022.
Conversing with Matter, Design Fest Gent, Design Museum Gent, Gent (BE), 2022. 
Conversing with Matter, From the Ground Up, Material Source Studio, Manchester (UK), 2022.
Conversing with Matter, Design Open, Kazerne, Eindhoven (NL), 2021–2022. 
Conversing with Matter, Dutch Design Week 2021, DAE Graduation Show, Eindhoven (NL).
Ciona Are Doing Well, Interspecies Futures, by Oscar Salguero, NY Center for Book Arts, 2021.

Conversing with Matter,
Design Unlimited Turkey, October 2023.
In Presence of Your Absence
, Italy: A New Collective Lanscape, Mousse Magazine Ed., April 2023.

Conversing with Matter, DAMN Magazine, Issue N° 82, June 2022.
Conversing with Matter, Plural Magazine, 2022.     ︎︎︎Conversing with Matter, Elementa Oslo, 2022.
Conversing with Matter, The Color Association, 2021.
Conversing with Matter, Het Financieele Dagblad, Culture section, 2021.
Conversing with Matter, Wallpaper Magazine, Design section, 2021.
Ciona Are Doing Well, Design Parallax, curated by Angela Rui, MDFF Greece, 2020.

Grant, Starting Design Grant, Stimuleringsfonds, The Netherlands, 2023-2024.     
Award, Young New Talent, Material District, Utrecht (NL), 2023.
Grant, Creative Residency Arita, Japan, Stimuleringsfonds, 2024.
Grant, Building Talent, Stimuleringsfonds, The Netherlands, 2021.
Nominee, Gijs Bakker Design Award, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2021.

Studio details
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FU Review Berlin N10 Restoration
        Visuals: J.M. Lemohang
        Printed on FSC paper, Berlin, 2023.


      FU Review N10 Restoration contains a selection of Audrey Lorde's touching letters and poetries from the University Archive of the Freie Universitat Berlin. The publication hopes "to encourage others to explore and examine Lorde’s writings, correspondence, and lectures in future projects." It was our design choice to keep the scans of the original untouched.
              The archival documents accompany new writings from Eric Abalajon, Indie Laras Bacas, Victor F. Breidenbach, Onyedikachi Chinedu, Iva Damjanovski, Taiwo Hassan, Shalom Kasim, Yaa Konadu, Arbër Selmani, Charika Swanepoel, Ilias Tsagas, and Allison Whittenberg. 
              The editorial design of the journal has been curated by Eleonora Toniolo and Benedetta Pompili, with the help of the editors in chief, since 2019. The design was thought to smoothen out the readers’ experience of the journal, that had been abruptly changed multiple times in the previous issues. The typographic choices and the grid are designed for a pleasurable and airy reading with a sensitivity to detail. Each issue is unique, as the design is lightly adapted to the temporary main theme and the practice of the visual artist, changing as well for each edition.
              Special thanks goes to the JFKI Alumni Association, whose generous support made this publication possible.