SPECULATIVE DESIGN | FUTURE OF REPRODUCTION | FUTURE PROTOTYPES | ARTIFICIAL WOMBS
Lisa Mandemaker is a speculative designer with a strategic, contextually aware and critical
approach to research and design. She considers speculative design as a tool for debate in the
public domain. In collaboration with scientists, ethicists and researchers she crafts future
narratives through designed prototypes, creating invitations to reflect on possible futures. Making
impactful, topical work and creating strong interventions and conversation starters are key
elements to her practice. The focus is on the socio-political and ethical impact of emerging
technologies in the fields of reproduction, healthcare and politics.
Known for her contribution to the design of the prototype of an artificial womb, she received a
spot on the annual BBC 100 Women List, listing the 100 most inspiring women of the world.