Dr Manuel Ángel Macía is a Lecturer in Interior Architecture and Design. Manuel is an interdisciplinary researcher and holds a PhD from the Art Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research areas include the coloniality of sense and current debates on ontological designing. His previous work has involved installation, curatorial platforms for knowledge exchange, editorial work and lecture-performance, and has been featured in the Europe, the UK, and Latin America.
Currently, Manuel is working on two research projects. The first explores Acoustemologist Julio Ramos’ concept of pharmacoloniality in the context of the global War on Drugs. This project involves a collaboration with Tropical Diaspora Records and has been featured in The 4th Biennial of Performance Philosophy (Amsterdam), the Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam), TIER.space (Berlin), Universidade NOVA (Lisbon), and the University of Surrey. His second project explores the futural articulations of Project Cybersyn, a nation-wide computer network to manage Chile’s transition from capitalism to socialism through cybernetic principles (1971–1973).