Melissa Mongiat

Melissa Mongiat is a designer, strategist and storyteller. While embracing opportunities that new media offer, her approach focuses on participation and narratives.

Her research work on participatory design with Kelsey Snook, has been presented at conferences and workshops around the world, notably at the Royal College of Art in London, the Banff New Media Institute, the Instituto di Diseno Europeo in Barcelona and Saint-Étienne's Biennale.

Before founding Daily tous les jours, Melissa was based in London where she worked on a series of large scale public interactive installations that won international recognition including a Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award and a selection by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the world’s ten breakthrough designers.

Melissa Mongiat holds an MA with distinction in Creative Practice for Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, and a BA in Graphic Design from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). With fellow graduates, she co-founded Like People Do, a research unit focusing on interactive environments at Central Saint Martins' Innovation Centre, that collaborated notably with Arup Foresight, Phillips and China Heritage.

She is currently teaching at UQAM's École de Design.

Session: We Can Dance

Daily tous les jours's quest is to find new ways of living together through the design of large scale interactive installations. One challenge we gave ourselves is to connect strangers to places and to each other through dancing. Together. In public. And so we brought together choreography, public engagement and place making. We'll share adventures and insights gained along the way.