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Nelly Ben Hayoun

Dubbed the “Willy Wonka of design and science”, Nelly is on a mission to bring chaos, subversion and disorder into the design and scientific world. Revolutionary and visionary, Nelly disrupts our image of traditional science. With her energetic delivery, and magical presence, Nelly assists audiences learn from her techniques to innovate their business. 

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Nelly Ben Hayoun Biography

Dubbed the “Willy Wonka of design and science”, Nelly Ben Hayoun is cool, quirky, ground-breaking and inspirational. She is on a mission to bring chaos, subversion and disorder into the design and scientific world.

As a Designer of Experiences Nelly’s creativity and vision has garnered her a multitude of awards, and high praise from the leading scientists and engineers with whom she works, and from the clients who are blown away by her spirited and mind-blowing ideas and implementation of subversive events and experiences.

Through collaborations with leading figures in the world of entertainment, including Beck, Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn and Maywa Denki, Nelly has taken music into space. Blasted from a Japanese launch pad in August 2013; she assembled the International Space Orchestra (ISO) - the world first orchestra of space scientists from NASA Ames Research...

Dubbed the “Willy Wonka of design and science”, Nelly Ben Hayoun is cool, quirky, ground-breaking and inspirational. She is on a mission to bring chaos, subversion and disorder into the design and scientific world.

As a Designer of Experiences Nelly’s creativity and vision has garnered her a multitude of awards, and high praise from the leading scientists and engineers with whom she works, and from the clients who are blown away by her spirited and mind-blowing ideas and implementation of subversive events and experiences.

Through collaborations with leading figures in the world of entertainment, including Beck, Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn and Maywa Denki, Nelly has taken music into space. Blasted from a Japanese launch pad in August 2013; she assembled the International Space Orchestra (ISO) - the world first orchestra of space scientists from NASA Ames Research Center, Singularity University, International Space University and the SETI Institute.

Nominated by Icon Magazine as their 2013 50 international designers “shaping the future”, Nelly is the Designer of Experiences at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in California, and Head of Experiences at We Transfer. She is also a member of the Space Outreach and Education committee at the International Astronautical Federation and an academic at world leading institutions including the Architectural Association School of Architecture where she is a Visiting Professor (as part of the Unknown Fields Division), Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art where she teaches.

Nelly was awarded one of the UK most prestigious artistic awards, The Arts Council England Exceptional Award for her new project Disaster Playground, which the Arts Council termed ‘really remarkable and of national importance’.

At the 2014 Wired magazine awards, Nelly was honoured with a WIRED Innovation fellowship for her work, selected for her 'significant impact on the world '.

Nelly is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, in her spare time, she is training to be an astronaut.

For further information or to book Nelly Ben Hayoun, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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