Mayar El Bakry is a Swiss Egyptian designer and researcher. She holds a BA in Visual Communication from the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel. Since September 2019, she has been pursuing an MA in Design Research at the University of the Arts in Bern. Mayar likes to work in the peripheries of design, merging diverse practices in her work. Currently, she’s focusing on food and cooking as a means to create spaces of discourses, exchange and dialogue in and out of academia. Within her research, she emphasises cross-cultural exchange, social relevance and collaboration. Next to her studies and research, she coordinates the Swiss Design Network and co-curates “Educating Otherwise” a continued education programme at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Basel.