Dr Amy Winters is the founder of material-technology studio Rainbow Winters and Soft Systems tutor at the Royal College of Art. She holds a PhD in Interactive Textiles (RCA, 2017) and a BA (Hons) Performance Design (Central Saint Martins, 2006).
Rainbow Winters develops soft materials that interact with external influences such as light sound, speed and moisture.
During her doctoral studies at the RCA, Winters identified and cultivated a design-led approach towards the invention of materials for soft robotics.
`Why Does Soft Matter?' articulates this specific approach through critical making; a visceral and hands-on engagement with soft materials and technology.
Amy Winters is featured in WIRED, WWB, Vertu Magazine, Trend Hunter, Vice Style, Stylist, The Guardian and Marie Claire. Shows, exhibitions, and presentations include International CES; CREATE, Brown Thomas, Dublin; Made in Future, Milan; Clever Dressing, Dana Centre, London; Science Gallery, Dublin; Hacking Arts, MIT, Boston; The House of Lords.
Tutor, Soft Systems, Textiles, Royal College of Art
Burberry 175 Scholarship RCA (2013-2016)
Technology Strategy Board Funding (2009)