Based in London, Burton Nitta is an interdisciplinary art and design studio collaborating with science and technology to investigate our future world and human evolution.

Previous works such as Algaculture, The Algae Opera, The Republic of Salivation and The Instruments of the Afterlife are published and exhibited internationally from MoMA, New York to the V&A Museum, London.

New areas of research are explored through a journal called After... that invites audiences to taste the future and venture into alternative visions of the world and ourselves.

Burton Nitta is currently leading a Design for Discourse unit at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.


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Michael Burton

Michael graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. He previously worked at Laban contemporary dance conservatoire, and studied Fine Art Sculpture at Bretton Hall, Leeds University. Michael works on the edge of speculative design, art, and as a researcher. He creates objects, images and films as insights into richly imagined scenarios exploring the choices we face in our evolution as a species and in redesigning life itself. Michael exhibits and presents internationally, most notably including work shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on tour at various galleries in Australia, the National Museum of China, Beijing and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art. He leads a collaborative practice, working with organisations and individuals including scientists, performers, choreographers, designers and architects.

Michiko Nitta

Michiko studied at Central Saint Martins before obtaining MA at Royal College of Art. Her works has been exhibited at galleries internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt in Berlin and ICA in London. A key theme that underlies her work is the relationship between nature and humans, often taking extreme vantage on how humans can change their perception to live symbiotically with nature.




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