Martín Ávila is a designer, researcher and Professor of Design at Konstfack. Martin obtained a PhD in design from HDK (School of Design and Crafts) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The PhD work (Devices. On Hospitality, Hostility and Design), was awarded the 2012 prize for design research by The Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education. His postdoctoral project Symbiotic tactics (2013-2016) has been the first of its kind to be financed by the Swedish Research Council. Currently acting as Centre Director for SSES (Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship) at Konstfack.