Interactive technologies in urban space


Multimedia artist Artemis Papageorgiou will speak about the role of the hybrid landscapedesign and present the results of the workshop “Haptic city”

In her lecture, Artemis Papageorgiou will discuss systems thinking in the interactive urban environment, as well as the work done in the three-day Moscow master class HAPTIC CITY. An interactive responsive map of the capital will be presented – created jointly with the participants of the class, using the latest advances in the scientific field of fibertronics (electronic textiles).

Artemis Papageorgiou is an architect and multimedia artist. She has worked extensively with new technologies, and her sphere of interests lies at the convergence of hybrid landscape and interactive design. Her works are inspired by the natural sciences, technologies and architectural theory. In this context, the design and production of interactive installations make possible research into simulation, systems thinking and interactivity in natural and urban conditions. In one of her works – the project “Factory” – Papageorgiou removes the boundary between the natural and the mechanical with the help of digital technology. Another work, “Teletopia,” investigates the process of communication between different communities in the urban landscape. In parallel with her artistic work, Artemis continues to engage in the practice of architecture.

Artemis Papageorgiou graduated from the computing department of the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London, where she collaborated with the Cinimod studio and the studio of Jason Bruges, working on master-classes in LED-technology and DIY electronics for the art group MzTek. After her return to Athens in 2011, she founded the Athens Plaython festival, which consists of large-scale events dedicated to street games, design and technologies. The festival was awarded second prize at the TEDx Athens Challenge competition.

Papageorgiou’s works have been displayed at exhibitions such as Chi-Tek (Victoria & Albert Museum’s Sackler Centre 2011), Locus Solus (Benaki Museum, Athens 2010), Passing Through, (James Taylor Gallery 2009), Kinetica Art Fair (P3 Exhibition Space 2009), and Double Take (Eyebeam New York 2008).

The lecture is a part of Polytech at Strelka collaborative educational programme created by the Polytechnic Museum and the Strelka Institute. The program will include a series of events dedicated to popular science and new developments in contemporary art at the intersection where science, architecture and visual art collide. From May through September 2014, the Strelka Institute will host public lectures and seminars on science-art, as well as multiple activities for curators, artists and museum professionals.