• Arthur Vasconcelos Cordeiro –
  • a Brazilian architect graduated at Universidade Federal do Ceará (2009), I got a master degree at School of Architecture and Urbanism – Universidade de São Paulo (FAU/USP). In 2012 I participated in an interchange program at Fakultät für Architektur – Technische Universität München. From 2015 to 2017, I worked for São Paulo City Hall in the project Public Network of Laboratories of Digital Fabrication – Fab Lab Livre SP. Currently, I am a doctoral student at FAU/USP with São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) scholarship, advised by Profa. Dra. Giselle Beiguelman, researching digital media, people engagement and public space. The proposal is to research hackable city practices related to media architecture, investigating participatory forms of media devices in public space. The idea is to explore the smart citizen ecosystem, how the collaborative and open possibilities of media devices and internet of things can be used in public space as a tool of placemaking and people engagement. I am interested in methodologies and frameworks to develop collaborative workshops in a DIWO approach using civic technologies in the public space. My expectation is also to learn by doing, getting involved in projects of the research group and proposing experimental intervention of participatory media architecture.
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  • Elisa Reale – a PhD candidate for “Complex systems in life science” at the “Doctoral School in Life and Health Sciences” in Turin, Italy. I follow my research under the tutoring of professor Michele Caselle, whom is the head of the Biophys group at the physics department at the university of Turin. My project revolves around the use of simple informatic tools to identify microRNAs with specific epigenetic behaviours, meaning that have effect on the molecules that can affect DNA translation without affecting the sequence itself. I took my master degree in Molecular Biotechnology. Writing my path from the wet lab to the in silico lab, I developed data analysis skills able to be applied in different fields.
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  • Wouter Janssen (MIC, FDMCI) is staying with us as part of the exchange education-researchpreparing for his PhD on rationality in the public sphere (mentor: Martijn de Waal)
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  • Bianca Andaloro a young italian architect, graduated in the University of Palermo in July 2017 is visiting Play and Civic Media group from January to July 2019. She is part of a research and didactic unit founded by Professor Z. Tesoriere that is called “Infra lab”. Bianca is interested in public spaces and interactions between them and users, in bottom up design process and in the role of new technologies as integral part of the design system, as well as recycling and regenerating city’s boundaries and obsolescent industrial areas.
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  • Andy Hunsucker:  PhD student Indiana University – HCI Design is staying with us from 1 Oct – 9 Nov, collecting data for his phd thesis by interviewing the industry partners of the Master of Digital Design.
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