Nelly Ben Hayoun Biography

Nelly Ben Hayoun has been called the “Willy Wonka of design and science” and she is on a mission to bring chaos, subversion and disorder into the design and the scientific world. A director and designer of experiences she works with leading scientists and engineers, to devise subversive events and experiences. Ben Hayoun previously collaborated with George Lucas, Beck, Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn, Maywa Denki, Bruce Sterling and Penguin Café in a musical collaboration that took music into space. Blasted from a Japanese launch pad in August 2013; she assembled the International Space Orchestra (ISO) – the world first orchestra of space scientists from NASA.

In 2013, Icon Magazine nominated Ben Hayoun as one of the 50 international designers “shaping the future”.

She is the Designer of Experiences at the SETI Institute in CA, USA, Head of Experiences at We Transfer and a member of the Space Outreach and Education committee at the International Astronautical Federation. Ben Hayoun and her team were awarded one of the UK largest artistic award, The Arts Council England Exceptional Award for Disaster Playground considered as ‘really remarkable and of national importance’ (Peter Knott, Director, Arts Council England).

Exhibitor, and keynote speaker; she has worked with leading museums and design centres across the world. Ben Hayoun’s feature documentary: The International Space Orchestra, premiered at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam where it was acclaimed by the critique as a “masterpiece” (ICO), a ‘real achievement’ (DOMUS), “as thrilling as watching a rocket launch” and “Spine Tingling” (Guardian). It is starring real-life astronauts. The music was recorded in George Lucas’ studios, at Skywalker Sound.

Ben Hayoun is also an academic at world leading institutions including the Architectural Association School of Architecture where she is a Visiting Professor (as part of the Unknown Fields Division), Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. She is also a researcher in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.

In 2014, Wired magazine awarded Nelly Ben Hayoun a WIRED Innovation fellowship for her work to date and its ‘significant impact on the world.‘ In 2014 Icon Magazine nominated NBH Studio has the ICON Design Studio Award of the Year. In her spare time, she is training to be an astronaut.

In 2017, Ben Hayoun launched with academic partner the Sandberg Instituut, the University of the Underground, a tuition-free postgraduate university providing Master in Design of Experiences and based in the underground of the urban spaces in London and Amsterdam.

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