_Things that concern me and are related to my work
Research on interaction is the study of relationships:
the tools and skills we develop to deal with our incompetences, the time we spend to adjust to new furniture, the obstacles we encounter in getting to work, the gestures we do to appear not to have lost control,
the differences between a brand new shower head, a found wool blanket, and some natural kauchuk
how to describe a fake stone the size of a fist without jumping to conclusions
which is more usable: a broken washing machine or a stick with a pillow attached?
that I can only agree on something if I can also disagree on the same thing
things that suffer from explanations: mysteries, miracles, magic, jokes, lies
Lies, unintended garbage, broken knowledge, bad table manners and other evidence of dubious social design,
Born 1981 in Athens, Greece
Studied Industrial Design Engineering (BSc) and Design for Interaction (MSc) at TU Delft, the Netherlands.
Interned at FabLab / Waag Society, Amsterdam 2011–2012
Research associate at the Delft Institute of Positive Design (2012—2014)
Currently working as independent design researcher and visual artist.
Currently following the DOGtime program Fine Arts and Interaction Design Unstable Media at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam
2015 (Upcoming: April 10th) Oude Kerk, Amsterdam — "Wander & Wonder"
2015 De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam — Rietveld Uncut "Are You Alive Or Not".
2014 Meneer de Wit gallery — "The Good Friday"
2013 IDE/TU Delft: Positive Design Day — "Certain Sticks and Other Chance Encounters"
2012 Waag Society, Amsterdam — "The Making Of"
2011 Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam — "Modes of Use"
2010 Athens Video Art Festival — "Ice Cream Dialogs"
2009 OT 301 gallery, Amsterdam
2008 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
_Presentations & live performances
2014 Participation with workshop during the Night of Philosophy, Leeuwarden. In the context of Yvonne Dröge Wendel's presentation "Look, the human is so much more"
2014 Workshop "Prototyping for Interaction and Participation" IDE faculty, TU Delft.
2013 "FlipSides" by and with Zhana Ivanova in Les Urbaines Festival, Lausanne
2013 "FlipSides" by and with Zhana Ivanova in Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam
2013 Guest lecturer at the White Lady program "Design Research Tools", Design Academy Eindhoven.
2013 Guest lecturer "Design Research Methodology", IDE faculty, TU Delft.
2012 Guest lecturer 'Video for Designers', IDE faculty, TU Delft
2011 Presentation of 'Modes of Use' at TU Eindhoven, Industrial Design
2011 Presentation of "Product-Friendly User Desing" at IASDR 2011, 4th World Conference on Design Research, 'Diversity and Unity'
2013 Book: 'Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick'
±160 copies available by request.
2011 Paper: 'Product-friednly user design' published in proceedings IASDR
conference 2011, Delft.
2011 Book: 'Modes of Use' Independently produced and published. Very limited availability.