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Education has a key role to play in the development of the creative capacities of any person. For this reason, Santamarina tries to work with all types of groups to promote their capacity for reflection and their imagination, through both her creative work, as well as her active participation in public and private universities, as her collaboration with institutions and cultural non-profit and profit-organizations. Her goal is to encourage the creativity and the critical thinking in her environment, promoting the following values: perseverance, flexibility and commitment.


Andrea Santamarina is an Associate Professor of Product Design at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM, Madrid) and Production, Design, Scenography of Acts and Events at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC, Madrid). She started teaching at Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid (IED, Madrid) in 2011 and then she was the  responsible of the Food Lab at IED Innovation Lab until 2021. She is actually the director of the Food Cultural Lab of Instituto de Empresa (IE, Madrid). She also collaborates with other institution and she has been giving lecture as Royal College of Arts (RCA, London), Basque Culinary Center (BCC, San Sebastián), Facultad de Comunicación (FCOM, Seville), UNAM (México, DF) or Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (PUSC, Rome).

Her interest in different artistic contaminations between design, art and gastronomy, have led her to pursue doctoral studies in the Department of Communication Studies at the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies (UCM, Madrid). She is part of Museum Research Team I+D+C Laboratory of Digital Culture and Museology Hypermedia. She was Responsible for the NGO Movement for Peace-Euskadi Delegation too, where she developed an Educational Program for Peace through Art. Since 2013 she has been collaborating with this organization. Previously, she worked as senior project manager at Empty (Madrid) and Radio Television Hong Kong in collaboration with The Hong Kong Design Center (China).


Santamarina, A. (2018). Del cinematógrafo a la Berlinale y el Zinemaldia. La gastronomía como eje de un subgénero ecléctico. Nov 2018. Miradas diversas en tiempos contemporáneos: representaciones y cultura visual. Rafael Cabrera (ed.). Global Knowledge Academics, pp.143-153.

Santamarina, A. (2016). Film Art and the Culinary Art: Two Paralell Paths that Pass Around Time. 2016. Fotocinema. Revista científica de cine y fotografía, nº12, pp.201-220.

This article discusses the similarities and differences between cinema and avant-garde cuisine from the formulation of the following hypothesis: if cinema is the art par excellence of time and space, while cuisine is of the ephemeral: to what extent this last one can be an art without the help of audio-visual media? After an introductory chapter in which are defined and described roughly both disciplines, the article points out, first, the parallel ways followed by both since the birth of cinema to reflect on how to show their relation with the society of their time and their entrance, almost simultaneously, in museums and, in the case of gastronomy, in festivals, later. At the same time the article emphasizes in their inspiration sources, references and channels of display and divulgation. Finally, analyzes the common points of their working methods, as it has been done in previous sections, pointing out the similarities and differences between them.

Santamarina, A. (2014), Product Design and Interior Design. 2014 publication description Descubre el Diseño. Editorial IED-Madrid, pp.56-69.

Santamarina, A. (2013) Cuadernos de bocetos: Su importancia como laboratorio dentro del proceso creativo. publication date 2013 publication description Abre El Ojo Magazine. Tírate a la piscina, nº21, pp.130-39.

Interviews for the Madrid Design Festival. I curated a serie of talks by three professionals working in the field of design related with social action- March, 2021.

Programme curated as a CEO of MPDL ONG Euskadi in collaboration with Kutxa Fundazioa and Donostia kultura: Talleres de Sensibilización– San Sebastián, 2015/ 2016.