"HELENE STEINER, manipulating the natural world", Design Interview by CLOT Magazine
"Steiner’s work breaks down the barriers she perceives as keeping human beings isolated: the divisions between ourselves and our surroundings, ourselves and our machines. In her own words, she enjoys the tension between the natural vs. the artificial and the physical vs. the digital. She is driven by a childhood fascination with building things, with manipulating the natural world and watching nature affect us in turn. In her talk at the 2016 TEDxUAL (University of Arts London) event, Steiner recalled making dyes and soups out of the plants in her backyard, a game that led her to wonder what invisible processes were unfolding inside the plants and start investigating that question with technology."