A portrait photo of Christian Kazakou

(UK)

Christiana is a trans-disciplinary researcher at i-DAT. Her research explores the ‘Re-invention of trans-disciplinary curating: navigating transnational digital engagement through multidimensional visualisations and multimodal narratives for art & science projects’. She reflects on the emergent role of the trans-disciplinary curator in the 21st century as a spatial story-teller, social catalyst, digital humanist and inclusive community builder. Her fascination lies in redefining curating and alternative vocabularies of interpretation that combine social innovation, politics of technology, participatory systems through the creation of cyber communities and performative citizenship. Her PhD research is currently funded through the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training, Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Christiana is also a trans-disciplinary curator, interdisciplinary artist & cultural producer with a great passion for innovation. Driven by novel ideas and concepts; she found herself working for numerous innovative companies, networks, festivals, cultural organisations, NGO’s and social enterprises such as BOZAR Lab, Gluon, Ars Electronica Festival, Athens Science Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Green Project, Vinyl Factory, the Longplayer Trust, Business of Culture Ltd (consultancy), MARCEL Network, the Future Cinema & LEONARDO I ISAT.

Following her studies on Art & Science (MA) at Central Saint Martins; she attended several professional development courses on ‘Digital Curation’ at the UCL & ‘Innovative Curating, Curating New Media Art – Web based art & Curating Art & Science’ at the Node Center of Curatorial Studies in Berlin. Her multi-disciplinary academic record also includes Mathematical Sciences (FD), Financial Economics (BSc), Arts Management (MA) and Creative Writing & Practical Journalism (Dip) at Goldsmiths, University of London.

She is a member of the AA (Architectural Association), Museums Association & ASCI (Art & Science Collaborations).