Catherine Sarah Young (b. 1983) is an artist, designer, and writer whose work explores emerging technologies and alternative futures through interactive storytelling and sensory experiences. Her experimental and interdisciplinary practice aims to provoke conversation about our individual choices and collective futures. She draws inspiration from the natural world, scientific experiments, cybernetics, and technology, connecting them to culture—whether real or imagined, traditional or contemporary. Her work stimulates the imagination about possibilities and often encourages viewers to participate and reflect on their common humanity.

She has lived in and traveled to several countries for more than a decade, giving her new perspectives into many cultures. She often works with children in conceptualizing her work, tapping on their unlimited openness and potential. As with the diversity of languages she speaks, she also creates works in various formats and often addresses her subjects using familiar objects, yet with a playful tone.

Young has worked with scientists, industry, chefs, artists, think tanks, and museums around the world on themes of environment, sustainability, and interdisciplinary collaborations. As a writer, she creates worlds through science fiction and design futures, exploring themes related to the environment, feminism, and future technologies. Among others works, she founded The Apocalypse Project, an interdisciplinary and participatory platform that explores climate change and environmental futures, during an artscience residency at the Singapore-ETH Zurich Future Cities Laboratory.

Young received her undergraduate degree in molecular biology and biotechnology from the University of the Philippines, fine art education from Barcelona, and an MFA in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts NYC as a Fulbright scholar. As a poet, she has read her work at the Poetry Brothel of Barcelona and New York City’s Bowery Poetry Club. She was a correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer for six years. She has spoken internationally about her work in various conferences, lectures, workshops, and museums, and has received grants and fellowships from New York, Barcelona, Seoul, Singapore, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Medellin.