Franca López Barbera is an Argentinian designer and researcher based in Berlin. In her work, she explores the intersections between nature, coloniality, gender, and ethics.

She is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture, University of Braunschweig where she examines the introduction of consent in design-nature relationalities against extractive regimes.

Prior to this, Franca has practiced several forms of design. She designed accessories for high fashion brands such as
for various design studios; 
worked for
major artists;
and collaborated with non-profits and academic institutions. Franca studied Industrial Design at the University of Buenos Aires and holds an MSc. in Design Research from the Anhalt University with the Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau and the Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2021, she curated Monte Abierto, the Argentinian pavilion for the London Design Biennale.