Carolyn F. Strauss (US/NL) is a researcher, curator, and creative facilitator whose work traverses the fields of architecture, design, contemporary art, emerging technology, and social and environmental activism. She is interested in enabling spaces of inquiry and encounter through which an expanded realm of human potential is explored and developed, with a particular focus on creative practice as a catalyst for dialogue and new experiences. As director of Slow Research Lab, Strauss has engaged a network of thinkers and creative practitioners in a myriad of research-based programs, including collaborations with prominent museums, cultural organizations, and academic institutions. She regularly lectures, writes, and curates study experiences that share both the cumulative work of the platform and her own personal Slow understandings. She lives and works in Amsterdam.

Carolyn has curated exhibitions, organized public programs, done extensive teaching and curriculum development, and lectured widely in the US and Europe. She has collaborated with the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), Interactive Institute (Norkopping, SE), Noguchi Museum (New York), Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam), Icelandic Academy of Arts (Reykjavik), Cranbrook Academy of Art (Cranbrook, US), KHIO Academy of Art and Design (Oslo, NO), ENSCI-Les Atéliers (Paris), and the AIA Center for Architecture (New York), among others.