Brooklyn-based architect, artist and scientist Caterina Tiazzoldi (January 2015) is the principal of the award-winning interdisciplinary art and architecture firm Caterina Tiazzoldi Studio. The Studio provides architectural design, urban installations, public art and exhibit design. The studio produces innovative design solutions through the strong interaction between professional practice and the research that Caterina develops as director of the research lab NSU at Columbia University. Caterina Tiazzoldi Studio has been internationally recognized for its innovative space and design concepts, such as the Social Cave, the Instant Installation, the Co-working Toolbox, the Illy Shop and the Onion Pinch, a playground in the Lisbon subway station. Her work has been featured in several significant events and museums such as the Paris Museum Cite’ de Architecture et du Patrimoine, Boston Design Museum, Tribeca Film Festival, Maker Faire, Temporary Museum for New Design, International Furniture Fair, Saint Etienne Biennale, Experimenta Design and Torino World Design Capital. Tiazzoldi teaches at GSAPP Columbia University, Politecnico di Torino, Ecole Superieur Nationale d’Architecture de Grenoble, Rhode Island School of Design, IED Milano and Domus Academy.