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

Diagramming Interstitiality in Le Journal Spéciale’Z No. 4 (Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris)


Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s latest essay Diagramming Interstitiality is featured under the theme ‘Diagram’ in Le Journal Spéciale’Z No. 4. The Journal is published by the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and distributed worldwide by the leading distributer Bruil & van de Staaij. The Journal is included in the ARCHIZINES world-touring exhibition.

The Journal explores architecture’s complex contemporary context. Each issue is structured around four thematic questions critical to current debate on the built environment, bringing together contributions by researchers and practitioners – artists, architects and urbanists. Le Journal mediates the wider cultural experiences that feed into the knowledge-culture of spatiality. Open calls for submissions ensure a dialogue between emerging and established voices with articles appearing in either English or French. Recent contributions include writing by Claude Parent, CJ Lim, Odile Decq and Andri Gerber; photographs by Matthieu Gafsou and Jing Quek; and projects by Palace, Angel Cubero and the Office for Subversive Architecture.

DISCUSSION

NEW PUBLICATIONS


The latest monograph by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou:

Interstitiality in Contemporary Art & Architecture: An Inter-passage from Delineating to Unfolding the Boundaries of Space, LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012 (ISBN: 978-3-8383-7501-4)

and other monographs by the author can be ordered on morebooks.de, amazon & other major booksellers worldwide.

Abstract

The present study offers an investigation into the notion of interstitial space and its creative exploration in architecture and site-specific art, realized through digital technology. Based on cosmology, Quantum Physics and information theory, instead of being perceived as a ‘ground zero’, space is evolving and heterogeneous as it comprises of multiple interacting layers of virtuality and reality. Contemporary site-specific art is marked by a growing interest in exploring emerging interstitial spaces including transitional and unsettling in-between spaces, the emergence of which, deeply challenges spatial and disciplinary boundaries. Such an investigation includes a creative exploration of the possible inter-relationships between various types of reality and the dynamic and unsettling points of intersection enabling various kinds of exchange between those realities. The emphasis is placed on the ways in which, potential interstitial spaces can be creatively revealed through various modes of innovative spatial intervention such as mixed realities, parallel sites, inter-spaces, infra-spaces.

Visit: http://drawingtheinvisible.wordpress.com/resources/ for more details

OPPORTUNITY

London Festival of Architecture 2012 International Showcase: SARCHA Polypolis Athens, a mindset-shifting Board Game


Deadline:
Fri Jun 22, 2012 17:55

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

In the rapidly deteriorating Athens centre, players are assigned life-roles; Immersed in an urban environment of economic recession, illegality, city-phobia & rising violence the Athenians (Greeks and immigrants, shop owners, unemployed, land owners, investors, inhabitants, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, etc.) enter into an agonising and agonistic STRUGGLE to reset the city’s human, physical and natural resources. The players keep reflecting and ACTING UPON ‘REAL’ CITY CONDITIONS, and watch the outcome of their decisions unfold on the game board. The Athenians of the Polypolis social game STAND UP TO THE CHALLENGE of the crisis and have the power to TRANSFORM the materiality of their city.

BE ONE OF THEM!

- Book to play (23 Jun 2012, 15:00 – 17:00) at www.polypolis.sarcha.gr

- Registration of attendance at the official London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012 page: http://www.lfa2012.org/events/view/international-showcase-greece-polypolis-athens-become-an-athenian-and-experience-a-city-in-crisis-232

Strategic Partners of SARCHA in the UK: International Law and Theory Center, Westminster University, Urban Design MArch programme, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

The event is under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in London

Information on SARCHA: http://www.sarcha.gr/About.aspx


DISCUSSION

Open Call for Participation - SARCHA Polypolis Athens Board Game (London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012, 23 June)


London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012 – International Showcase, Greece

SARCHA POLYPOLIS Athens, a mindset-shifting Board Game

In the rapidly deteriorating Athens centre, players are assigned life-roles; immersed in an urban environment of economic recession, illegality, city-phobia and rising violence, the Athenians (Greeks and immigrants, shop owners, unemployed, land owners, investors, inhabitants, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, etc.) enter into an agonising and agonistic struggle to reset the city’s human, physical and natural resources. The players keep reflecting and acting upon 'real' city conditions, and watch the outcome of their decisions unfold on the game board. The Athenians of the Polypolis social game stand up to the challenge of the crisis and have the power to TRANSFORM the materiality of their city.

BE ONE OF THEM!

Book to play at www.polypolis.sarcha.gr (23 June, 15.00–17.00, Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building, Main Quadrangle, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

Registration of attendance at the official London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012: http://www.lfa2012.org/events/view/international-showcase-greece-polypolis-athens-become-an-athenian-and-experience-a-city-in-crisis-232

Strategic Partners of SARCHA in the UK: International Law and Theory Centre,University of Westminster; Urban Design MArch programme, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

The event is under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in London

Read more information on SARCHA: http://www.sarcha.gr/About.aspx

Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou
SARCHA Associate
http://www.sarcha.gr/ViewAssociate.aspx?associateID=134