Darija Medić holds an MA in Media design and communication: Networked media from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and a BA in New media from The Academy of Arts, in Novi Sad, Serbia. By designing language, software, video and photography, she reflects upon social constructions of meaning and knowledge distribution through speculative interventions, with practice outside gallery spaces, towards public life. She has collaborated with artist initiatives and projects such as karasssuite.net , OKNO, autonopop.net , De Player and shown work on BJCEM, MEMEFEST (festival of radical communication), Hacker space festival, Viral communications conference (Rotterdam) and other.
Darija Medić will be giving the Left at Albukerky workshop.
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Selena Savić is an artist and architect from Belgrade, currently living and working in Lausanne, Switzerland. Selena graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and from the Media Design department at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Since September 2011 she is working on a doctoral research, at the Federal Technical Institute in Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL) and Technical Institute in Lisbon, Portugal (IST). Besides architecture, Selena Savić actively pursues a critical media practice, treating the questions of the city, media and systems in general. She participated numerous exhibitions and festivals such as Cellsbutton (Yogyakarta), Alt_Cph (Copenhagen), Supermarket (Stockholm), Pixelache (Helsinki), Test_Lab (Rotterdam), Space Panic (The Hague), hack.fem.east (Berlin), Kosmopolis (Barcelona), Infaces (solo show), Safe and Sound, April Meetings and Belef (Belgrade), EXIT (Novi Sad) amongst others.
Selena Savić will give the Solar workshop
Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory is a weekly event taking place in Vienna (Austria), specifically for persons who call themselves women or trans. If you love to make things, rather than consuming them, meet up at Mz Baltazar’s to share your skills. Mz Baltazar’s participants come from different backgrounds, ages and mindsets to exchange equipement, build circuits, play with DIY electronics and interactive art. We encourage each other to learn new tools and collaborate. All workshops are free in order to offer a fearless, accessible plattform. We capture the mainly male connotated domain of electronic tinkering. The artwork created at Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory is generated with Open Source Soft- and Hardware. Through the process of demythifying technology we enable ourself to use our creativity in and autonomous, self- determined and pleasurable way.
Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory sessions also take place within the framework of different Media Art festivals such as the Transmediale in Berlin and at different Art Universities such as the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Stefanie Wuschitz is a lecturer, researcher and media artist from Vienna. She graduated with honors from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and completed her Masters at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. During a Digital Art Fellowship in Sweden she coordinated the Eclectic Tech Carnival 2009 and founded Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory. At the moment she is a doctorate candidate at the University of Technology, Vienna, researching on women and trans artists in Syria, working with interactive technology.
Her art work has been presented among others at the following venues: the Austrian Cultural Forum (NYC), Galeria Hippolyte (Helsinki), Okno (Bruessels), Videonale (Bonn), Goethe Institut (Damascus), Arthall (Budapest), Worm (Rotterdam), Murberget (Härnösand), the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz), Transmediale (Berlin). (www.grenzartikel.com).
Stefanie Wuschitz will be giving the Re-Sista workshop