Elaine Bonavia


Elaine Bonavia is an architectural design researcher working at the intersection of computational design, art and technology. She has curated exhibitions and previously worked extensively within the self-organized international European Architecture Students Assembly (EASA). During her studies, her research focused adaptive architecture and simulation of bending-active gridshell structures. She is a complex modelling specialist and has worked on the design and construction of various architectural pavilions through the development of computational tools and material research. As a student and after, she was actively involved in various research projects at the University of Stuttgart within the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (itke). Since 2020, she has been teaching in the Textile and Surface Design department at the Weißensee academy of art and design berlin where she is currently involved in research within the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity, on using AR in the construction of filament based architectural material systems, as well as investigating traditional textile production processes from the perspective of embodied interaction.