Exploring the
intersection between
organisms and machines

Dr Natalie AlimaANAT Synapse Fellow

Natalie is a researcher with a multidisciplinary approach to architecture that fuses biology, robotics and parametric design. She has a passion for controlling, manipulating and hacking into nature through intricate and complex geometries.

Natalie undertook an ANAT Synapse residency at SensiLab with Professor Jon McCormack in 2017/2018. The project explored new processes that link digital design, robotic fabrication and biological systems. She then went on to complete a PhD in Architecture at RMIT University,  supervised by Assoc. Professor Roland Snooks and Professor Jon McCormack.

She completed her Masters of Architecture at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, where she specialised in digital fabrication and the merging of organic materials.


Natalie’s Synapse Residency is Supported by the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT), in association with Monash University and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

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Synapse Residency 2018

Programmable Matter

Creating Biohybrids

Programmable Matter