Lara Salinas is a practitioner and researcher with multidisciplinary background in digital culture. She graduated in Fine Arts, and completed a Masters in Art and Technology, specialising in web-based art and creative uses of locative media. As a practitioner she has participated in a number of international festivals, outstanding TodaysArt (Netherlands) FutureEverything (UK), Urban Transcript (Italy), NewMediaFest (Germany) and Web Biennial (Turkey).
She completed her AHRC-funded practice-led PhD at Lancaster University in 2016. In her doctoral thesis, The Production of Digital Public Spaces, Lara framed digital public spaces as a concrete programme to support the articulation of a third notion of public spaces that emerges at the interface of physical-digital spaces. She examined the production of physical-digital hybrid spaces through the design of new products, experiences and services, in collaborative action research projects, and explored how to design for the conditions that allow citizens to actively participate in the production of physical-digital hybrid spaces.
Lara is also an Early Career Researcher at the Public Collaboration Lab (SRvD, Central Saint Martins) and a Lecturer in the Design School at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.