Ioana Vreme Moser

Ioana Vreme Moser is a transmedia narrator and sound artist engaged with research activities, electronic poetics, and ludic notations. 

She develops her practice around the inconspicuous gestures of everyday existence, altering and transforming mundane objects that she finds in her intimate environments in an attempt to explore the links with their collected memories. She places electronic components and control voltages in different situations of interaction with organic materials, lost and found items and environmental stimuli. Her works are dominated by sardonic narrations, bits and pieces of garbage, anachronous circuitry and low-tech technologies that resound in diagrams, sound-sculptures, hand-made instruments or sound-performance setups. 

She has been closely engaged with the Electroacoustic Music Studio Krakow, Kinema Ikon experimental group and Simultan, Media Art Association, Timisoara. Currently, she is based in the T10 artist collective, Berlin.

Ioana Vreme Moser's artworks: Gloria-Victoria, archive – future inquiry 2019
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Leoni Voegelin

Leoni Voegelin has studied Art History and History in Basel, Switzerland. After some projects in the field of video art she began with the Master program “Spiel && Objekt” at the HfS Ernst Busch in Berlin. In her artistic research she questions the nature of human society, the influence of the Anthropocene on nature and the generation of Hybrids and Cyborgs that where raised out of our intertwined living on this planet.

Leoni Voegelin's artworks: Retiring Victoria
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Pauline Vierne

Pauline Vierne is a nomadic textile artist exploring alternative lifestyles in remote areas. While her hand-driven practical approach is informed by crafts techniques, her critical thinking is fed by multidisciplinary collaborations.

Pauline Vierne's artworks: Ecologies of Victoria
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Irina Tulbure

Architect, Assistant Professor at the Department of History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation, UAUIM (“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism). Alumna New Europe College. Master Studies in Conservation of Historical Monuments. Author of  Arhitectură și urbanism în România anilor 1944-1960: Constrângere și experiment (Architecture and Urbanism in Romania, 1944-1960. Constraint and experiment) Simetria Publishing House, Bucharest, 2016.

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Irina Tulbure's presentations: Reshaping the Cities, Reloading Tradition

Georg Trogemann

Georg Trogemann, born in Bamberg (Bavaria), since 1994 Professor for Experimental Informatics at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. He studied computer science and mathematics at the University of Erlangen, doctorate 1990. In 1997-1999 and 2004-2006 he was the Academy’s Vice-Rector of Research and Infrastructure. His main research interests are Experimental Algorithms, Philosophy of Technology and Theory of Poiesis.

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Georg Trogemann's presentations: Cybernetics and Fiction

Petr Sourek

Petr Sourek is a linguist, new media and performance artist, working in different European cities. He is a founder of corruptor travel agency which was recently included in 99 artistic strategies in real politics in the publication Truth is concrete published by Sternberg Press. He is author of many socio/political reportages for European medias.

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Petr Sourek's presentations: Lithium punk from Bohemia: artistic vaporware against Silicon Valley future

Somayyeh Shahhoseiny

From October 2017 she is a Ph.D. student at KHM. Her work is supervised by Prof. Georg Troggemann and is focused on human- space relationship. Coming from a design background, her keen interest is to utilize different approaches seeking for new design solutions to enhance the quality of everyday life.

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Somayyeh Shahhoseiny's presentations: From Other Places to Utopian Cities

Lasse Scherffig

Lasse Scherffig is an artist, designer and researcher. He is a professor of Interaction Design at Köln International School of Design (KISD) and previously served as the chair of the Art and Technology department at San Francisco Art Institute. After studying cognitive science and digital media, he received a doctorate degree from KHM, Academy of Media Arts Cologne with a thesis on cybernetics and interaction. His work has been exhibited and published internationally

Lasse Scherffig's artworks: Autoflaneur: random walk #2, Victoria Where have you been?
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RYBN.ORG is an extra-disciplinary artistic research platform, created in 1999 and based in Paris.

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RYBN.org's presentations: Human Computers

Stefan Rusu

Ştefan RUSU (born 1964 in Kâietu, Moldova) is a visual artist, curator, editor, and filmmaker, currently based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. His artistic/curatorial agenda is geared towards the processes of transformation and changes in post-socialist societies after 1989. In 2005-2006 he attended the Curatorial Training Program at De Appel art center from Amsterdam where he co-curated Mercury in Retrograde.

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Eduardo Pirrodi

Eduardo Pirrodi, Is a multidisciplinary designer focusing on services, sound and music installations. With a background in theatre and scriptwriting, he has been lately exploring the world of film-making and documentary. His education includes a BDes at Glasgow School of Art, Köln International School of Design and Aalto University.

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Elena Lohmann, Vincent Bertran, Tamara Bertran

Elena Lohmann's artworks: Victoria 2065 Tamara Bertran's artworks: Victoria 2065 Vincent Bertran's artworks:
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Kevin Paterka, Lars Koeppl, Konstantin Hehl

Kevin Paterka, Lars Köppl and Konstantin Hehl are interdisciplinary design students at KISD, Köln International School of Design. As a team their work expresses itself in a variety of ways: film productions, event design, print design and urban design. As individuals, they are each influenced by different subcultures, contributing to a unique mixture. Their current scientific interest focuses on urban phenomena at the interface between spatial sociology and architectural theory.

Kevin Paterka's artworks: Oraș al tinereții / City of Youth Konstantin Hehl's artworks: Oraș al tinereții / City of Youth Lars Koeppl's artworks:
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Ilinca Păun – Constantinescu

Born in Bucharest in 1982, she earned her PhD degree in architecture in 2013. She currently practices architecture at Ideogram Studio, teaches theory of architecture at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest, and leads cultural projects within the IDEILAGRAM Association. Together with her team from IDEILAGRAM, she lead researches and exhibitions such as: “Shrinking Cities in Romania” (MNAC Bucharest, 2016), “On Housing” (Timco Halls Timișoara, 2018), and edited “Shrinking Cities in Romania. Orașe românești în declin” (DOM publishers & MNAC Press 2019).

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Ilinca Păun - Constantinescu's presentations: What are Shrinking Cities?

Sophia Nan Wu

Sohia Nan Wu  completed her bachelor design study at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada with a major in visual communication design. She mostly worked on commercial projects in the form of graphic design, website design, UI/UX, branding design etc. Now she is pursuing her Master Degree in Integrated Design at KISD, Koeln International School of Design in Germany. 

She believes as a designer, delivering visualizing appealing design is not enough, the design is a tool to solve problems and help make sense of the world. Therefore she shifted her focus to more research-driven and social-related design projects. Her current research area is urban sociology, with a focus on social relations in the local community.

Sophia Nan Wu's artworks: Who’s Victoria: Layers of a city Victoria’s Secret
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Ioana Macrea-Toma

Ioana Macrea-Toma is a researcher at Blinken Open Society Archives (at Central European University) in Budapest. She teaches classes related to historiography, history of the Cold War, intellectual history. She is currently writing a book about Cold War informational circuits and truth regimes based on Radio Free Europe collections at OSA.

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Ioana Macrea-Toma's presentations: Cybernetic Approaches – An Eastern European Perspective

Karin Lingnau

Artist, researcher and curator with a focus on materiality, digitality and fiction. 

Her work addresses the multiple relations between topics like Science Fiction, Utopia/Dystopia, Games, Cyborgs and their various digital and material confluences. Since 2012 she is working as artistic-academic staff in the field of Experimental Informatics at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

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Karin Lingnau's presentations: Critical Imagery of Contemporary Science Fiction

Anne-Sarah Le Meur

Born in 1968, France, Anne-Sarah Le Meur started to create artistic abstract 3D images in 1990. Focusing on exploring programming language and plastic space features, she generates singular moving and fixed images, once interactive. She is represented by Galerie Charlot, Paris.

Anne-Sarah Le Meur's artworks: Residence
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Matthew de Kretser

Is an interdisciplinary designer focusing on sustainability and social equality, particularly in education and early childhood development. He is currently doing his MA at Köln International School of Design.

Matthew de Kretser's artworks: Victoctoaca
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Friedrich Kirschner

Friedrich Kirschner is a theatre director and software developer. He uses game structures and technology for participatory performances and interactive installations. He is currently head of the MA Spiel und Objekt at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin.

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Friedrich Kirschner's presentations: SITUATED DRAMA

Denisa Kera

Denisa Kera is a philosopher and designer experimenting with creative strategies of public engagement in science and technology. She spent the last decade as an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, Visiting Assistant professor in Arizona State University, and she is currently a Marie Curie Senior Fellow at the University of Salamanca.

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Denisa Kera's presentations: Lithium punk from Bohemia: artistic vaporware against Silicon Valley future

Anna Vera Kelle

Anna Vera Kelle is a theatre maker producing plays for young as well as adult audiences at different theatres among Germany. She studied theatre directing in Frankfurt (Main), was employed as an assistant directress at Staatstheater Hanover for two years and now works as a freelancer since 2016. She is associated with Theater Strahl, a theatre for a young audience based in Berlin and is currently doing the Master’s program „Play && Object“ at HfS „Ernst Busch“ Berlin which focuses on digital media and participation in theatre.

Anna Vera Kelle's artworks: Retiring Victoria
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Terrie Howey

Terrie Howey is a Storyteller (known as Red Phoenix) and PhD researcher at Loughborough University investigating: storytelling as intangible cultural heritage impacting the sense of place of residents of the new town of Milton Keynes. Her current research challenges the popular conception of Milton Keynes as a place lacking in heritage and regards how these commonly repeated narratives effect the mindset of residents of the New Town and their ‘Sense of Place’. To complement her research Terrie wrote the Buckinghamshire Folk Tales, published through the History Press in 2019, as a collection of folk stories connected to the landscape of Milton Keynes and the surrounding area.

Terrie Howey's artworks: Cultivating Cultural Heritage in New Towns
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Tincuta Heinzel

Tincuta Heinzel is an artist, designer and researcher. She completed her PhD in 2012 at Paris 1 University (France) with a thesis on electronic and reactive textiles’ aesthetics. Under what she labels as “aesthetics of imperceptibility,” Tincuta investigates the aesthetic issues of nano-materiality and design’s new roles as operator between scales. She initiated, curated, and or coordinated several projects, such as “Artists in Industry” (Bucharest, 2011–2013), “Haptosonics” (Oslo, 2013) or “Repertories of (in)discreetness” (Budapest – Bucharest 2013-2015). She is presently a senior lecturer at Loughborough University in the UK.

Tincuta Heinzel's artworks: Residence
Tincuta Heinzel's presentations: Cybernetic Approaches – An Eastern European Perspective

Dana Diminescu

Dana Diminescu is born in Victoria. She is a sociologist and Professor at Institut Polytechnique de Paris. She is known for her work on the “connected migrant”, and for a number of epistemological and methodological innovations in her research, questioning classical theories in migration studies. In particular, she designed and co-ordinated the e-Diasporas Atlas, which was first runner up of its category for the 2012 Digital Humanities Awards.

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Dana Diminescu's presentations: Utopie c’est nul part

Jon Dean

Jon Dean (b. Wolverhampton, England) has been working in the field(s) of community-based participatory arts and adult learning for over thirty years. A diverse and extensive professional career has witnessed Jon developing and delivering community arts/educational programmes across both England and Romania. Throughout his career, Jon has worked within a range of public services, including: education, health, play, outdoor learning, social services, youth and community art spaces. Jon also creates independent (cross-platform/film) artwork that symbiotically relates to a community arts methodology.

Jon Dean's artworks: Victoria – an excerpt from a filmmaking methodology
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Jane Cook

Jane Cook is a Fine Artist who has exhibited Internationally and specialises in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. She lives in the UK and teach at Loughborough University, School of Design and Creative Arts. Currently she is completing a fully funded practice led PhD at Loughborough University, which explores the notion of home, homeliness and dwelling.

Silviu Borș

Silviu Borș is an architect and a Phd student at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Department of Architecture, with a thesis concentrating on the heritage of spa-towns, focusing on the particular case study of Sîngeorz-Băi.

Silviu Borș's artworks: Collateral Victorias Victoria’s Secret
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Jean-Jacques Birgé

At once music composer and sound designer, writer and blogger,  film director and  multimedia author, improviser and specialist of real-time synthesis instruments, artistic director and  record producer , multi-awarded Jean-Jacques Birgé conceives a passion for images and sounds, and particularly for their potential to produce sense and create emotions.

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Jean-Jacques Birgé's presentations: ¡ VIVAN LAS UTOPIAS !

Tobias Bieseke

Tobias Bieseke was born in Kassel. He has been a student in the Film & Sound program at the FH-Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 2008. He is currently working as a research assistant at the Dortmunder U, where he studies digital visual worlds and their interactions with sound and space. In 2017 he successfully completed his Masters studies and started to work as a scientific assistant at the kiU. Since November 2018 he is a PhD candidate at the KHM in Cologne.

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Tobias Bieseke's presentations: REALITY-HYBRIDS and Utopian Spaces

Alexandra Beldiman

Alexandra comes from Bucharest, Roumania and graduated from UAUIM – Ion Mincu University of Urbanism and Architecture Bucharest, with a Master’s degree in Urban Design – “ The Reality of Utopian Cities”, and is now a PhD student at the Urbanism School of Ion Mincu University of Urbanism and Architecture Bucharest with the thesis named “ Shrinking cities – A specific phenomenon of urban dynamics”. Alexandra was the captain in several art competitions, where she won the I, II, IIIrd places as National or Olympics prizes. Alexandra plans to pursue a career in design thinking.

Alexandra Beldiman's artworks: The sensitivities and the empathy of Victoria City Victoria through the eyes of three people
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Céline Berger

Céline Berger is a french artist living in Cologne, Germany. She graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne in 2012 and has been a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, in 2012-13. She received the Nam June Paik Newcomer Award in 2012.

Céline Berger's artworks: L’inoccupée
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Irina Botea Bucan

Irina Botea Bucan (b. Ploiesti, Romania) has developed an artist-educator-researcher methodology that consistently questions dominant socio-political ideas and centralizes human agency as a vehicle for meaning . Performance, reenactment, simulated auditions, elements of direct cinema and cinéma vérité are combined in her artistic approach; negotiating and navigating the filmmaking process  wherein performers are equal participants.

Recent shows and screenings include: 55th Venice Biennale; International Film Festival Rotterdam; National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris; MNAC-National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev; Columbia University, City of New York.

Irina is currently teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and pursuing a PhD at Goldsmiths University in London.

Irina Botea Bucan's artworks: Victoria – an excerpt from a filmmaking methodology
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Franziska Bax

Franziska Bax is an artist, designer and researcher. In focus of her work is always a kind of mediation between humans and their immediate surroundings, touching upon posthumanist, ecological and cultural issues. She pursues her studies as a part of the MEDes network and studied at Köln International School of Design, ENSCI Les Ateliers in Paris and Konstfack in Stockholm, soon finishing with a Masters Degree.

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Marcelo Andreguetti

Marcelo Andreguetti is a Brazilian graphic designer with a journalism background, which makes him a sucker for magazines, editorial design, infographics and data. Currently he is trying to cross the bridge to the world of digital interfaces with his Masters at KISD, by using data to inspire new forms to visualize the phenomenon of micro-mobility and its effects on the public space.

Marcelo Andreguetti's artworks: Victoria For Sale
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Atelier Bilc

Atelier B I L C is a recently created identity that hosts the occasional collaboration between a group of independent artists and architects. Andra Jurgiu and Oana Vasile, the authors of this project, are architects and they have been working together on university projects, design competitions and cultural projects since 2011.

Atelier Bilc's artworks: THE GARDENS OF VICTORIA
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