Chair

Prof. Dr. hab. Joanna Hoffmann

www.johoffmann.com

 


Curators

Rafal Kosewski

Rafał is a graduate of the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw, where he focused on cultural studies and developed a special interest in the field of audiovisual culture and cinema history. An important part of his life is love for the theater. He has worked as a playwright, and as a creator of happenings and performative installations commissioned by the most important cultural institutions in Warsaw. From 2011 to 2018 he worked for the Copernicus Science Centre as a producer, and later as the main curator of the Przemiany Festival, a transdisciplinary event dedicated to the presentation of various scenarios of the future. During that time he curated three major art and science exhibitions: “Designers of the Anthropocene,” “The Temptation of Immortality,” and “Going back to the Moon.” Since 2016, he has been a PhD student in the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. His main research interests are the relations between artistic and scientific practices, and ethical discourses of technological development.

 

Dr. Matthew Lutz

Matthew is a biologist with an interest in understanding nonhuman forms of cognition, especially extended and collective cognition. With a background in architecture, he began studying biological systems to understand self-organized construction in nature as part of his Master’s research at Columbia University. He went on to receive a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, where the focus of his research was on the self-assembled structures built by ants out of their own bodies. More recently, he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Konstanz, and scientist-in-residence at Studio Tomás Saraceno in Berlin.

 


Team Members

Antoine Enz:   Bachelor’s student, University of Zürich.

Bilge Hasdemir:   MA, Media Arts Culture Erasmus Mundus & MS, METU Dpt Sociology, Ankara, Turkey.

Giuseppe Contrafatto: Project Management Associate IPMA-GPM Level D ICB 3.0, Social Media & Content Manager.

Juliette Harvey:   Anthropologist, Facilitator; MA in Material and Visual Culture in Anthropology, Uni. London UK.

Kadi Kaivo:   Master in Contemporary Arts at Coventry Uni., UK; Bachelor’s in Literature and History of Arts at Uni. Tartu, Estonia.

Lili Villanyi:   MA, Biology TU-Dresden & PhD candidate in Molecular Biology/Neuroscience, GIHN Potsdam, DE.

Louise Melin:   Master in Design Engineering, Lund University, Sweden.

Piotr Slomczewski:   Master in Visual Art (UAP) & PhD applicant at the University of Poznan (UAP), PL.