Zixiang Zhang is a multi-disciplinary designer with background in material design and biology. The practice in material design enables her to explore innovative materials, textures, and manufacturing techniques, while her understanding of biology brings a more diverse perspective.
Meanwhile, she has a passion for speculative design. She considers the material design in the future can be divided into two aspects. One is to define and forecast the future by observing and analyzing our current living environment, living state, and existing issues. At the same time, the combination of social, scientific, environmental, ecological, and economic aspects of the investigation can expand our views on the future and provide rich information for future materials, products, and urban design.
The other aspect of the future material is the definition of materials. By breaking the boundaries of art, design, science, technology, and other disciplines, material futures can break through the limitations of materials that we observe and feel, endow existing materials with potential value, and explore new materials that can be used in the future, to solve the problem of sustainable development.