Benedetta Pompili

To thread, to trace

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I am a social designer based in Amsterdam (IT, 1995). A dedication to investigating materials with a focus on their narratives and environmental impact identifies my practice. I rethink making techniques and their aesthetics toward circular making. My research aims to share knowledge, motivate care, and retrace tradition by thinking and acting in an interdisciplinary way.

Urging to approach making through an environmentally sensitive lens, in 2019 I attended the Social Design Master at Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). As an artist in residence at Sunday Morning EKWC (European Keramiek Work Center) in 2021, I developed her graduation project "Conversing With Matter", nominated for the Gijs Bakker Award.

In 2022, I have been a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam as a Tech Fellow of the ceramic department.
Additionally, I am among the recipients of the Stimuleringsfonds Arita Residency (2024) and of the Building Talent Grant (2022).

Currently, I cover the position of ceramic specialist at the Royal Academy of the Arts of The Hague and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She mentored through the workshop format in academic and not contexts, such as the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), Drop City (IT), and Alcova (IT), among others.

My works have been displayed at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (NL), Alcova (IT), Design Museum Gent (BE), and the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics (NL), among others.

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Benedetta Pompili
To thread, to trace
An applied study that traces the regional resources of ecological interest and exercises in space with non-extractive and circular restoration methods
Material tracking and reuse

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Appears at events

1 Mar — 20 Sep 2024
Biofabrique Vienna: Material Assemblies

Klima Biennale Wien, Vienna, Austria
Organised by: TU Wien, Institute of Architectural Design

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