Di Cintio and Ruth bios--PAST PRESENT

LORELLA DI CINTIO has been educated in Canada, the United States, and Europe in the fields of Interior Design, Architecture, and Philosophy in Media and Communications. Her research and practice focuses primarily on design activism and the social and political positions undertaken by designers. She is the founder of The Design Activism = Change Initiative.

Di Cintio’s collaborative work with artist Jonsara Ruth addresses interior landscapes, notions of dormancy, and
anonymity of makers. They began working together in 1998 in Detroit while studying architecture
at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Their site-specific work has continued in places worldwide and has
earned them shared residencies at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and the Mateus Residency
in Portugal. Their work is exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections internationally.