Angella Mackey is a design researcher and educator in the Netherlands.
She currently teaches Design Literacy for the Digital Design Master’s programme at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral fellow at the Eindhoven University of Technology and Philips Lighting Research.
Since 2007, Mackey’s practise as a designer has investigated wearable technologies in art, research and commercial contexts. She has designed hyper-functional garments in a wide range of industries, from medical to commercial space flight, and lectured in various settings on the design challenges for integrating electronics into fashion. Most notably, she founded Vega Wearable Light, a line of illuminated outerwear for style-conscious cyclists from 2010-2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Mackey's doctoral research focuses on explorations of digital materials in fashion. Through her two main projects - Greenscreen Dress and Phem - this research explores the nuance of what it means to wear and design clothing with animated, surface-changing fabrics from the perspective of a fashion designer.
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