Hybrid Forms is an interdisciplinary research in the “cloud”, focusing on knowledge exchange since 2010. Many institutions around the globe are part of this network, with 2 branches, one in Rio de Janeiro and the other one in Amsterdam, co-directed alongside scientist Raoul Frese. In Amsterdam it has a media/wet lab space, inside the Byofisica Dept. at the VU Amsterdam, in Rio de Janeiro the Atlantic Forest is the research environment, started with the mobile residency called Estudio Movel Experimental
The Hybrid Forms Lab is a horizontal research platform with a collaborative effort of scientists and artists/designers to explore environmental science, automation, living systems and biophysics. These disciplines are incorporated in the curricula of the students from the collaborative institutions.
In August 2016 the project Symbiotic Machines for Space Exploration (SyMSE) was selected by NWO- Research Through Design Award. For the development of this interdisciplinary project from 2017 until 2018, key institutions are the collaborators: Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, Willem de Kooning Academy, CEFET-RJ, European Space Agency, FLiNT, CNRS and Synergetica.