Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
Works in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, MA Fine Art: Drawing, PhD Site Specific Digital Art

London-based artist, researcher, writer, editor, critic, educator (b. Athens, 1979). Pioneering types and processes of digital site-specific art and drawing have been the outcomes of her research leadership of international research projects since 2000. Her work has advanced a wider discourse on digital visualisation systems and virtual environments in site-specific, digital media art and architecture, through inventing methodologies for mapping the invisible inter-passages between virtual and actual architectural spaces within new types of site-specific virtual environments. She has created new relationships between art, architecture, philosophy, computer science and virtual reality. Her expertise expands into the relationship between symbolic logic, Boolean set operations, algebraic, geometrical processes, VR, built architecture and cosmology. Her qualifications include an AHRC-funded practice-based PhD in digital site-specific art (Oct. 2002 – Mar. 2006, University of Surrey/Wimbledon College of Art, London), AHRC-funded MA Fine Art : Drawing (2002, WCA), BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting (2001, WCA), Foundation Diploma in Fine Art : Painting (1998, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London) and a CLTAD certificate in Higher Education teaching.

Eugenia lectures at the MA Architecture & Digital Media, University of Westminster and has been a visiting critic for MA Architecture & Urbanism, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Notably, her work was presented in the 53rd & 50th Venice Biennale, Tate Britain 2003, ISEA 2010-2, London Festival of Architecture/Cultural Olympiad 2012, ABC: MTL 2012-3 (Canadian Centre for Architecture), Marks in Space: Drawing & Sculptural Form exhibition, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 2004 (with Cornelia Parker, Liam Gillick and others), the 10th Anniversary of New York Digital Salon, MARCEL, Centre for Interactive Network Arts launch and development (WCA), The Mall Galleries, Gallery K, University College London and ING Barings, London, and many others.

Major prizes include Gold Medals & Awards of Excellence in Fine Art by the Greek Government and Chelsea College of Art & Design (1990-1998). Eugenia has been interviewed by the international press (LGR, etc.). Her work is cited and featured in doctoral theses, books, archives and journals such as Intute and Digicult, as well as those of the University of the Arts London, Architectural Association, London, Sandberg Instituut, Netherlands and others. Her works are included in private, institutional collections and major academic libraries worldwide.
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DISCUSSION

Mapping Emergence: Nomads, Nodes, Strings & Paths


Mapping Emergence: Nomads, Nodes, Strings & Paths workshop unit 5 took place in London during 3 – 8 December 2012, as part of the Urban Transcripts 2012: London, the (n)ever-changing city international workshop on the city.

The workshop unit was developed and led by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou (also a Curatorial Committee & Project Review Committee Member) as the guest tutor responsible for the development of the creative methodologies of urban research, exploration, analysis, and design, together with Regner Ramos (UCL Doctoral Candidate) as the host tutor responsible for the thematic framework of the workshop, its urban problematics and for organising and conducting the urban exploration of London.

Workshop participants included an international group of Polytecnico di Milano Graduate & Postgraduate students with a background in architecture, urban planning, interaction design, mobile media and other fields. The workshop participants were: Valentina Chiesa, Riccardo Conti, Zlatina Kalaydzhieva & Hediyeh Miri.

Mapping Emergence is currently expanded further as an independent initiative and a dedicated blog has been created for this purpose. The Mapping Emergence Blog functions as a digital platform, promoting the initiative’s series of past and forthcoming international activities and projects, developing an online forum, facilitating the announcements of its members activities, and supporting the dissemination of the relevant resources including research material and publications.

DISCUSSION

ABC : MTL A Self-Portrait of Montréal


Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou's work on interstitiality is part of the ABC : MTL A Self-Portrait of Montréal exhibition, 13 November 2012 - 31 March 2013, Main Galleries of the international research centre and museum The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA).

Please see the official press release on the ABC: MTL show below:

An Atlas. A Bricolage. A Compendium of different elements and strategies for understanding the city. ABC : MTL is an urban abecedary and open-source initiative that maps contemporary Montréal in a diversity of ways and media. Over 90 contributions including photography, music videos, sculptures and installations, drawings, models, workshops, lectures and performances have been selected from an ongoing call for submissions. These now form a lexicon of the CCA’s home city and a platform for its creative talent.

For example, under the headline Hyperbâtiment, the collective SYN have explored the subterranean city of downtown Montréal and filmed it as a megastructure in the heroic manner, worthy of mass investigation. Under the rubric Arrivals, photographers Arjuna Neuman and Ramak Fazel present a photographic record of their discoveries while incessantly scanning Montréal during their first encounter with the city. The Montréal-based collective Audiotopie have imagined Montréal as a musical composition. Their work will appear under the title Partition. Other contributors include FABG Architectes, Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, Atelier Big City and ATSA.

ABC : MTL is the third in a series of exhibitions at the CCA investigating the development of Montréal. Montréal Métropole, 1880-1930 (1998) examined the city’s emergence as a behemoth of trade and industry at the turn of the century. Montréal Thinks Big (2004) explored its infrastructural transformation during the 1960s to meet the demands of a new era. ABC : MTL addresses the city as it is today: not a historical artifact or a series of monumental structures, but a daily experience of almost limitless variety. Material from the CCA Collection will also be included.

Link:
http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/1834-abc-mtl

EVENT

ABC : MTL A Self-Portrait of Montréal


Dates:
Tue Nov 13, 2012 18:30 - Sat Mar 31, 2012

Location:
Montréal, Canada

Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou's work on interstitiality is part of the ABC : MTL A Self-Portrait of Montréal exhibition, 13 November 2012 - 31 March 2013, Main Galleries of the international research centre and museum The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA).

Please see the official press release on the ABC: MTL show below:

An Atlas. A Bricolage. A Compendium of different elements and strategies for understanding the city. ABC : MTL is an urban abecedary and open-source initiative that maps contemporary Montréal in a diversity of ways and media. Over 90 contributions including photography, music videos, sculptures and installations, drawings, models, workshops, lectures and performances have been selected from an ongoing call for submissions. These now form a lexicon of the CCA’s home city and a platform for its creative talent.

For example, under the headline Hyperbâtiment, the collective SYN have explored the subterranean city of downtown Montréal and filmed it as a megastructure in the heroic manner, worthy of mass investigation. Under the rubric Arrivals, photographers Arjuna Neuman and Ramak Fazel present a photographic record of their discoveries while incessantly scanning Montréal during their first encounter with the city. The Montréal-based collective Audiotopie have imagined Montréal as a musical composition. Their work will appear under the title Partition. Other contributors include FABG Architectes, Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, Atelier Big City and ATSA.

ABC : MTL is the third in a series of exhibitions at the CCA investigating the development of Montréal. Montréal Métropole, 1880-1930 (1998) examined the city’s emergence as a behemoth of trade and industry at the turn of the century. Montréal Thinks Big (2004) explored its infrastructural transformation during the 1960s to meet the demands of a new era. ABC : MTL addresses the city as it is today: not a historical artifact or a series of monumental structures, but a daily experience of almost limitless variety. Material from the CCA Collection will also be included.


OPPORTUNITY

Mapping emergence: nomads, nodes, paths, and strings


Deadline:
Fri Nov 30, 2012 20:15

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou & Regner Ramos will be running “Mapping emergence: nomads, nodes, paths, and strings” workshop unit as part of the Urban Transcripts 2012 international workshop on London.

The Urban Transcripts 2012 international workshop on the city

London, 3-9 December 2012


A 17-strong international tutor team of practising architects, researchers in architecture and urbanism, artists, and linguists are leading this years’ Urban Transcripts workshop on the city. Focusing on London’s actual problematics, combining on-site visits, urban explorations, studio work and social events, the workshop is an interdisciplinary exercise in understanding the urban condition and working towards collaborative solutions.

The workshop is open both to students and non-students; it will be of particular interest to students past their 2nd year of study, postgraduate students, and recent graduates, in disciplines related to the study of the city and urban intervention; notably architecture, urbanism, planning, geography, the social sciences, and the arts.

full workshop programme & information:

http://www.urbantranscripts.org/documents/UT_2012_02_ws.pdf

contact and registrations:

workshop@urbantranscripts.org

Urban Transcripts

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DISCUSSION

Mapping emergence: nomads, nodes, paths, and strings


Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou & Regner Ramos will be running “Mapping emergence: nomads, nodes, paths, and strings” workshop unit as part of the Urban Transcripts 2012 international workshop on London. Looking forward to your participation!

full workshop programme: http://www.urbantranscripts.org/documents/UT_2012_02_ws.pdf

contact and registrations: workshop@urbantranscripts.org