Nelly has been chosen as one of the ‘Boundary Breakers’  by Airbnb Design who, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, chose five boundary breaking women they have had the opportunity to partner with. Nelly’s featured along other creative powerhouses including Lynsey Addario, Christine Sun Kim, Samin Nosrat and Michelle Angela Ortiz.

You can read the whole article here  Words Magen McAfee

In a world and industry of uphill battles fought by women, these artists are using their crafts to push for progress each day. They’ve poured their hearts into a variety of causes, and their artistry, activism, and wisdom leave a lasting impression on us, and on the broader community. From the creator of the International Space Orchestra to a crisis war photographer risking her life, here are five women we consider ourselves lucky to have crossed paths with.

1. Doctor Nelly Ben Hayoun

Doctor Nelly Ben Hayoun is an award-winning Director and Experience Designer. A French explorer and passionate provocateur, she works with leading scientists to devise subversive events, bringing chaos and critical thinking to both the public and institutions.

The International Space Orchestra creator was honored with a WIRED Innovation Fellowship for her work, and its potential to significantly impact the world. In 2013, she was nominated as one of the 50 international designers who are shaping the future by Icon Magazine.

Her latest project, University of the Underground, aims to create global engagement with society as a whole by bringing generations together and being a catalyst for change through the use of creative, experiential, and design practices.

You can read the whole article here  Words Magen McAfee

Airbnb Design is a cross-disciplinary group of experience and production designers, researchers, technologists, writers and content strategists, graphic designers, filmmakers, producers, interior architects, project managers, photographers and more. We are former librarians, mechanics, life insurance agents, therapists and modern dancers with a variety of perspectives. We believe that design is contextual, inspiration comes in many forms, and that collaboration with our community is the key to well-designed experiences.

While some of the stories we share offer insights into our thinking, process, creative work and travel, is also about the community of global creatives that inspire our work. This is a space dedicated to sharing stories of the creatives we serendipitously discover and engage with as a result of our travel experiences through the Airbnb platform.

We believe that the richest growth and learning happens when our curiosity extends further than the community closest in proximity to us. We invite you to join us for the adventure.