Ala Roushan is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University and a Ph.D. candidate at the European Graduate School focused on Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought of the Digital. She is the Research Coordinator for the interdisciplinary research group, the Living Architecture Systems Group, examining the intersection of architecture, living systems and human-machine interaction. She is engaged in speculative design research, writing, curatorial practice and teaching through which she explores the boundaries of design, art and architecture. She is the co-curator/co-director of flip project space, a curatorial project for contemporary art based in Napoli, Italy. Through exhibitions and printed publications flip addresses various aspects of contemporary artistic practice by reevaluating the intricate networks between object, content, concept, form and space. Her interests include investigating advanced digital processes and computational logics in unraveling the generative potential of material intelligence and emergent aesthetics. Ala obtained a Master of Arts in Advanced Architectural Design at the Städelschule Frankfurt, Germany.