Irene Maldini is researcher and PhD candidate at CREATE-IT Applied Research (Lectoraat Fashion Research and Technology). Her research focuses on the involvement of users in fashion design and its implications for the sustainability of clothing.
Irene studied Industrial Design at EUCD/Farq in Uruguay and Design Cultures at VU University Amsterdam (cum laude). She has worked in design practice an education for more than ten years in Uruguay, Brazil and the Netherlands and started her research career in 2012 in a collaborative research project between VU University and Waag Society. Besides this position at the HvA she is currently an independent industrial designer and Assistant Professor at EUCD/Farq, UdelaR (Uruguay).