Dr. Erica Tandori
Dr Erica Tandori comes to the Future-Self and Design Living Lab with a deep interest in health, art and designing for the needs of those with health and disability challenges. Dr Tandori holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, her research exploring and articulating the lived experience of macular degeneration. As a legally blind visual artist, Dr Tandori joined with the Victorian College of the Arts, The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), and the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology to create a body of art works that reveal an “eye – witness account- of blindness.” Dr Tandori also works with the ARC Centre for Imaging Excellence and the Biomedicine Discovery Institute creating unique exhibitions that explore the latest research in biology and medicine to blind audiences throughout Australia. Aligning with the core beliefs and ethos of Future Self and Design Living Lab, a deep belief in the power of art to communicate, enrich and enable those with health and disability challenges drives her work, and her commitment to making research, science and technologies accessible to all. Dr Tandori also holds a Master’s by Research degree in Fine Art, focusing on the Australian landscape genre and identity politics in Australian art.