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NELLY BEN HAYOUN

London

Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is a designer of extreme experiences that aims to bring the sublime to life.

Dubbed the “Willy Wonka of Design,” Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is an award-winning French designer and filmmaker who creates multi-dimensional experiential projects at the intersection of science, theatre, politics and Design. Her laboratory, NBH Studios, is on a mission to bring chaos to the world; she is the founder and director of the International Space Orchestra the world’s first orchestra of NASA space scientists and astronauts; and most recently she founded the University of the Underground, a subversive tuition-free educative and cultural program that is on course to modify the status quo in public institutions and academia.