Carla Molins Pitarch

Carla Molins Pitarch

Professor of the Degree in Design
Professor of the Master in Data Design
Researcher at Elisava Research

Carla Molins Pitarch is a creative technologist, experience designer, researcher, teacher and passionate about science, art and technology. She is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD researcher in science communication at ChromDesign-ITN, Elisava Research, the Science Communication Research Group (GRECC) and the Observatory of Science Communication (OCC).

The overall aim of his personal research project is to visualise scientific concepts whose complexity has made them too difficult to represent in science museum exhibitions as an example of popular science. Therefore, her thesis will serve as a great opportunity to serve the scientific community with a new visual and experimental approach that will achieve a correct systematisation.

As a creative technologist and researcher, she has been working to provide the public with representations of how the universe works through the creation of experimental physical artefacts that convey complex ideas such as black holes, dark matter and astrophysical phenomena that currently remain abstract theory. His current focus is molecular biology through the ChromDesign project.

Global Community Bio Fellow 2021. Graduate of the Fabacademy 2021 programme, Center For Bits and Atoms at MIT. Design & Technology MFA (Honors), Parsons, The New School, La Caixa scholarship.

In New York, lecturer at Parsons, Information Visualization (Strategic Design & Management BBA) and leader of the Design Methodologies Track (Design & Technology MFA). She collaborated with the National Museum of Natural History (Washington DC, USA) and was a researcher at Brooklyn Research, working on the Blips and Blobs project that offers the possibility to visualise different growth patterns of Physarum polycephalum, decoding signals captured from NOAA weather satellites. In 2017 she collaborated with John Sharp and Colleen Macklin on their book Iterate: Ten Lessons in Design and Failure (2019) conceptualising the book's diagrams with Tuba Ozkan. 

Previously, she was digital design director at RBA magazines, BulliLab Talentum Telefónica fellow. She also holds a double degree in Graphic Design (Elisava) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southampton (Winchester, UK).

She has won the Parsons/Verizon Design Jam award for the most critical design; the NYCML'18 in the creative technology category for the Enlightening Dark Matter project; and the Laus Bronze for the final project Annihilation, which offered a representation of antimatter.