Adele Orcajada

Adele ha sido investigadora, bibliotecaria y comisaria de materiales desde 2014, trabajando como consultora freelance antes de convertirse en socia de MaterialDriven, donde sigue explorando la innovación de materiales con marcas e instituciones. Adele, graduada de Central Saint Martins, tiene experiencia como diseñadora de accesorios de moda y product developer, trabajando con empresas de fast fashion, diseñadores artesanos, e iniciativas de comercio justo. Ha dado clases en escuelas de moda y diseño en España y el Reino Unido, como el IED, ESNE, Central Saint Martins, Royal College of Arts y Kingston. Adele también contribuye regularmente como ponente en eventos como el Open Studio de Fashion Revolution, The Festival of Making, London Design Week y London Craft Week,  sobre temas de vanguardia como la innovación de materiales, la sostenibilidad y la economía circular. Además su ensayo Embodying the Invisible ha sido publicado recientemente en The Slow Grind de Laundry Arts Service. Adele está certificada por el Healthy Material Lab de Parsons NY, en materiales saludables y edificios sostenibles. Actualmente Adele es la directora académica del Basque BioDesign Center, en Bilbao, un espacio dedicado al biodiseño, la tecnología y el desarrollo de materiales sostenibles.


Adele has been a researcher, librarian and curator of materials since 2014, working as a freelance consultant before becoming a partner of MaterialDriven, where she continues to explore material innovation with brands and institutions. Adele, a Central Saint Martins graduate, has experience as a fashion accessories designer and product developer, working with fast fashion companies, artisan designers, and fair trade initiatives. She has taught in fashion and design schools in Spain and the United Kingdom, such as IED, ESNE, Central Saint Martins, the Royal College of Arts and Kingston. Adele also regularly contributes as a speaker in events such as Fashion Revolution’s Open Studio, The Festival of Making, London Design Week and London Craft Week, on cutting-edge topics such as material innovation, sustainability and the circular economy. Her essay, Embodying the Invisible, has also recently been published in Laundry Arts Service’s, The Slow Grind. Adele is certified by Parsons NY’s Healthy Material Lab in healthy materials and sustainable buildings. Adele is currently the academic director of the Basque BioDesign Center in Bilbao, a space dedicated to biodesign, technology and the development of sustainable materials.