Master of Fine Arts Candidate 2020. UC Davis Department of Design, CA, USA. https://arts.ucdavis.edu/student-profile/eldy-lazaro

Eldy is a Peruvian masters student in the MFA program in the Department of Design at the University of California, Davis. She is researching the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), personal fabrication and biology. Eldy has a Bachelors in Architecture and Urbanism and practiced architecture in Peru for several years before moving to the United States. Her passion for exploring technological applications in architectural design led her to discover relevant digital fabrication techniques applied in that field. Eldy has a strong passion for arts and design as a way of emotional expression. Her current work combines digital fabrication, programming and bio-design applications, ranging from the exploration of new materials as design elements for personal fabrication to soft-robotic principles applied in wearable technology and interactive objects.

Eldy finds inspiration for her work in nature and systems of living organisms. She strongly believes that it is possible to innovate and create new technologies by adopting circular economy principles in early phases in the development process of any emerging product or technology across any field. She is also passionate about education and effective ways to engage students in active learning. Eldy has been organizing workshops with designers, artists and elementary school students around the world on 3D printing in textiles, interactive objects and bio-based materials applications. She is an active member of the maker community and FabLat Kids program.