Meet the Participants
The focus of CityClimate meets CreativeCoding is the collaboration of people from very different areas of art and science and the joint development of project ideas and their implementation.
Meet the participants that were selected from the applications by a jury and discover more about their work.
Tanja Bastamow is a scenographer working with virtual and mixed reality environments. Her key areas of interest are immersive virtual spaces, the creative potential of technology as a tool for designing emergent spatial narratives, and creating scenographic encounters in which human and non-human elements can mix in new and unexpected ways. Currently she is a doctoral candidate at Aalto University's Department of Film, Television and Scenography.
Artist and Activist
Paolo Cirio engages with social, economic, and cultural issues of contemporary society. He shows his research and intervention-based works through installations, artefacts, photography, videos, and public art both offline and online. Paolo has exhibited in international museums and has won prestigious art awards. His artworks have been covered by hundreds of media outlets worldwide and he regularly gives public lectures and workshops at leading universities.
Scientist and Artist
Julius Gervelmeyer studied Cognitive Science in Tübingen and Barcelona. Currently, he finishes his Master's in Tübingen with his thesis on Deep Learning. He implements IT, music and art projects, e.g. he developed an app to assess animal welfare in cows, did the sound design for the VR project VREEDOM and published electronic music. Julius has always been passionate about combining IT, art and politics.
Akitoshi Honda is an artist, researcher and programmer. He is interested in the relations between human perception and media in the realm of art, design and science. Akitoshi worked with physical computing and programming for several of his projects to express his ideas and concepts.Between 2016 – 2021 he joined Chora Conscious City at Technical University Berlin as research fellow.
New Media Artist
Mikala Hyldig Dal is an artist working in the field of new media and performance. Her work embeds critical theory in immersive digital environments, examining processes of visuality and invisibility in relation to politics of the body and structures of power in the field of the visual. It has been presented internationally. She is a founding member of the feminist artist collective Maternal Fantasies and co-creator of Monuments AR, an app that focuses on site-specific interventions in the digital space.
Ieva Jakuša is an alumni of Design Academy Eindhoven. She has exhibited her works since 2015 at the Latvian Design Award of the Year, Dutch Design Week in 2018, 2020, and in 2021, and Milan Design Week in 2021. Besides this, she has participated in several group exhibitions. Currently, Ieva works with social and geo-political topics within editorial and installation design.
Carolyn Kirschner is a designer and researcher with a background in architecture. Her work explores the growing entanglements of humans, non-humans, emerging technologies, and planetary ecologies — using design as an investigative tool to materialise fragments from alternate or expanded worlds. Carolyn is a Lecturer in Design at Goldsmiths, University of London, and an Adjunct Professor at Parsons School of Design in New York.
Music Producer and Sound Designer
Michael Lohmann studied Musicology and Theatre Science at the Universität Leipzig. Over the last decade he composed Soundtracks and sonic Environments for many theatre plays and performances in german theatres. Recently he intensified his work with more immersive audio formats like binaural sound and surround speaker setups in a live theatre context and for other media like audio plays.
Media Artist and Digital Dramaturg
Ilja Mirsky studied Cognitive Science at the University of Tübingen and Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg. He works and researches as a (Digital-)Dramaturg at the interception of digital Technologies, immersive Media and Performing Arts. From 2019 – 2022 he worked as a dramaturg at the "Institut für theatrale Zukunftsforschung” at the Tübinger Zimmertheater. Starting in September 2022 he holds the position of digital dramaturgy at the Residenztheater Munich.
Maria Oiva is a performance artist and a theatre director from Finland. Since 2015 she has worked with concepts of digital stage, and later founded #digiteatteri around these themes. In 2019 she was awarded the TINFO-award. Both artist and digital intuition play a big role in her work. She works with new forms of performative concepts that re-think spectatorship and the stage, f.ex. in performances focusing on the embodied experiences of the spectator or are immersive.
Ana Pinter is a theatre director based in Belgrade. Her practice includes cross-genre, interdisciplinary, multimedia and participatory art work, such as physical theatre, contemporary circus, smartphone application game design, digital and physical experience, lecture performances and highly interactive events. Ana has collaborated with many professionals, amateurs, organisations, universities, non-formal groups and institutions.
Jan-Philipp Possmann studied Theater- and Political-Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin. As a dramaturg, producer and curator he has worked with numerous international artists and developed and curated programs for theatres and museums. He was the curator and artistic director for Plateaux Festival (Frankfurt/Main), Internationale Schillertage (Mannheim), techné Festival (Stuttgart) and from 2017 – 2022 artistic and managing director of zeitraumexit (Mannheim).
Robin Price is an artist-inventor, trans-disciplinary physicist, musician and cat enthusiast. He uses electronics, algorithms, code, glitches and hacked objects to push at the boundaries of what is technologically and ecologically possible, permissible and ethical. His approach is playful, experimental and publicly engaged and his work is held in multiple public collections.
Birk Schmithüsen is a media artist. In his artistic research he explores complex phenomena such as Machine Learning (AI), Big Data and Climate Change as artistic media. His approach is to make complex systems experienceable through audiovisual interpretation, thus promoting discourse. His work is shown internationally at key media art festivals including re:publica, CCC, Ars Electronica and ZKM.
Artist and Programmer
Jakob Wierzba studied photography for way too long. His works often start at photographic ideas but become interactive, transparent systems, machines, bots, collections. They investigate the weird relationship technology has to our vision, bodies and culture. Jakob podcasts and talks about science fiction on the radio. He teaches experimental photography and works as a web developer to make rent.