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’. Delfina has a transdisciplinary background linking design research, critical algorithmic studies, architecture and ecology. Her practice encourages a critical and reflective approach towards technological ‘smartness’ and ecological futures. She has been a critic and visiting lecturer in several institutions, including The Bartlett, Architectural Association, Goldsmiths, University of Brighton, Manchester School of Art, Canterbury University, Liverpool University, Critical Media Lab Basel and TU Berlin, among others. In 2021 she was selected as one of the Future Observatory Design Researcher in Residency (DriR) at the Design Museum in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The programme aims to find solutions to the most pressing societal and environmental issues bringing design researchers together with the networks to help them achieve the nation’s environmental goals.