Delfina Fantini van Ditmar


Delfina Fantini van Ditmar is a design researcher and lecturer at the Royal College of Art, Design Products + Futures Programme. Delfina has a BA in Biology and completed a year of an MFA at Konstfack University in Stockholm. She also holds a PhD from the RCA with a thesis entitled ‘The IdIoT’. The thesis investigated the socio-political implications of technological ‘smartness’ and the algorithmic processes, characterised as the ‘Algorithmic Paradigm’, which are starting to permeate our bodies and the central infrastructure of our homes and cities. Specifically, her research questioned and critically analysed the embedded epistemology of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the context of the ‘smart’ home.  She has been a crit and visiting lecturer in several institutions, including The Bartlett, Architectural Association, Goldsmiths, Brighton University, Manchester School of Art, Canterbury University, Liverpool University, Critical Media Lab Basel and TU Berlin, among others.