Stephanie Sherman is a director, writer, and strategist focused on socio-speculative systems design. She is Associate Director of Antikythera and director of MA Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London. Her research is situated at the intersection of histories of technology, platform infrastructures, and spatial futures. Her PhD dissertation, Auto: A Prehistory of Platform Automation, explores automotive histories as precedents for protocols, pathologies, and proclivities of contemporary platform automation. She formerly led the City Design Studio at the Royal College of Art London. She holds an MA in Philosophy from Duke and a BA in Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephanie is a member of Autonomy, a think tank on the future of work, and produces radio broadcasts on mobility and movement with Radio Espacio Estacion, an online nomadic translingual radio station. She is on the Board of Directors at Elsewhere, a living museum set in a former second store she founded in 2003. She has produced programs, events, speculative designs, and experiences in collaboration with Hyundai, MIT Media Lab City Science, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Gates Foundation, SAP Design, Ford Motor Co, The Air and Space Museum Washington DC, The Sunlight Foundation, and SOM Architects, amongst many others.