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Christiana Kazakou

Re-inventing transdisciplinary curating: navigating transnational digital engagement & the role of applied data on multimodal curatorial dialogues between art, science, technology and narratives (University of Plymouth) 2018 -

The research will explore transdisciplinary curatorial online prototypes that contribute towards social and open innovation. Examine existing public engagement methodologies to re-shape culture that digitally engage transnational audiences between open science and multimodal artistic practices in the age of network systems.  Through a series of case studies & pilot projects it will synthesize possible methods in which virtual data spaces can generate social constellations between art and science practices. Reflect on the role of those multidimensional dialogues & evaluate the impact of large-scale sociotechnical systems on humanity through e-democracy, social constructivism and knowledge transfer.


Projects Aims


This cross-disciplinary research approaches the theme from different angles and aims to explore and challenge:

  • Innovative curatorial modes: organisational cybernetics between the curator, organizations, creators, the audiences and consisting parties of the society. Look at the role of the curator as a digital spatial story teller, social constructivist, digital humanist & inclusive cultural practitioner. Curating can advance global consciousness & connectivity and expand our perceptions of social, cultural, scientific, and political issues.
  • Open digital culture: new methodologies of participatory tools, digital engagement & alternative vocabularies of interpretation for open science and digital creativity. The combination of wide range media communication strategies cross boundaries of knowledge that support cross-collaboration & co-creation that affect us as individuals within our society, cities, organisations.
  • Digital citizenship: unfold and evaluate the holistic integration of social & complex human systems through the formation of cybercommunities & the role of the internet as a civic space for art and science projects.

Expanded hybrid environments begin from open science leading to open culture; manifesting changes in participatory immersion via narrativasion as a structural interconnection between emergent technologies, creative processes & virtual ethnography. The research will speculate how experimental curatorial modes have the capacity to become online laboratories that transcend conventional physical boundaries; modelling new social reforms & foster interdisciplinary discourse through collective intelligence & collaborative research.


Supervision Team: Professor Mike Phillips (Director of Studies), Dr Gianni Corino and Dr Jane Grant