P&CM Visiting Scholars:

Isavella Karouti 
She is an architect and a postgraduate student MSc on Cultural Organizations’ Management in the Hellenic Open University. Her ongoing master thesis is on the “Activities beyond the walls: urban games and cultural organizations. International practice and the Greek perspective”. In her thesis she will try to present urban games as a means for cultural organizations to communicate with their audience and also as a tool to raise audience.
At P&CM, she will contribute to the Trust in Play project with the guidance of Martijn de Waal and Gabriele Ferri. The research area will be on how game designers approach the challenge of creating a game and the communication among game designers and other designers (like graphic, product, service designers, architects etc.).


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Arthur Vasconcelos Cordeiro
Is a Brazilian architect who graduated at Universidade Federal do Ceará (2009), I got a master’s 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 the 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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Anna Brynskov
Visited as a research intern from the MA program in Digital Design at Aarhus University. She contributed to the Circulate research project with a design fiction movie on algorithmic governance.


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Mattia Thibault
Visited from Tampere University (Finland) to work on his postdoc research on urban playfulness. The visit was co-hosted by Master Digital Design and Waag.


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Walter Piccolo
Visited from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) to work on his MA thesis on interactive storytelling. He contributed a workshop to the students of the Master Digital Design.


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Elisa Reale
She is a Ph.D. 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, who 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 behaviors, meaning that they have an effect on the molecules that can affect DNA translation without affecting the sequence itself. I took my master’s 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-research preparing for his Ph.D. on rationality in the public sphere (mentor: Martijn de Waal)


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Bianca Andaloro
She is 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 is called “Infra lab”. Bianca is interested in public spaces and interactions between them and users, in the bottom-up design process and in the role of new technologies as an 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  
Is a PhD student Indiana University – HCI Design is staying with us from 1 Oct – 9 Nov, collecting data for his Ph.D. thesis by interviewing the industry partners of the Master of Digital Design.


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