Manuelle Freire (PhD)

Manuelle Freire is currently postdoctoral researcher at EnsadLab (Paris). She is a lecturer and program developer in art-science-technology for academic and cultural institutions. With the aim to propose institutional change in academia, she investigates models for multidisciplinary, cross-institution and cross-sector team research and education in research & creation. This work unfolds as part of la Chaire “arts & sciences”, jointly created by the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, and École Polytechnique. She trained and practiced as a designer before pursuing scholarly research and academic roles since 2008: She was teaching assistant, and then part-time faculty in the department of Art Education at Concordia University (2008-2014); Assistant to the vice-dean of Fine Arts in the curriculum development of a Masters’ of Research & Creation (2009-2012); Programme coordinator of Hexagram: the international network dedicated to research & creation in media arts, design, technology and digital culture (2013-2016); Associate artistic director at ELEKTRA – BIAN (2016-2017).