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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.

Education


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.

Recent work
Residency, Creative Residency Arita, January - March 2024.
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.

Selected shows
RAW.obj, Prinsenhof Museum Delft, The Netherlands, February 2024 - ongoing.
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 – ongoing.
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, 2020.

Publications
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.

RecognitionsGrant, 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.

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FU Review Berlin N11
    Designed and developed 
    with Eleonora Toniolo
        Editorial design: Benedetta
        Pompili, Eleonora Toniolo
        Printed in Berlin on 
        printed FSC paper, 2023.


      STILL is the eleventh issue of the independent literary journal FU Review Berlin (DE). As with each issue of the journal, a main theme, stillness, represents the core of inspiration for the selected artists. "Remember that STILL is not always quiet. Find STILL in the way the narrator seems to catch his breath. Look for STILL in the vastness of the landscape, the unspoken words, and in the way the language seems to slow down time. Find STILL even in the continuity of chaos, unnoticeable only because it takes up the entire room."
              In this issue, the digital artworks of Tabitha Swanson accompany the poetries and proses of Aya Al-Telmissany, Christian Beltran, Gamze S. Saymaz, Kitty Doherty, and Moses Hubbard.
              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.