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—Anastasia Kubrak is a researcher at Critical Media Lab,and PhD candidate at FHNW Academy of Arts and Design. She teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven in MA Social Design and MA Information Design. Between 2018—2021, she worked in the Research Department at Het Nieuwe Instituut, where she co-curated exhibition Lithium (2020), and co-edited publication Lithium: States of Exhaustion (ARQ Ediciones & Het Nieuwe Instituut, 2021) together with Francisco Diaz and Marina Otero Verzier. She also organized and curated lecture series titled Matter. She holds MA in Visual Strategies from Sandberg Instituut (2016—2018), and graduated cum laude from BA Man & Communication department at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2012—2016).
She also was an external examiner at the graduation of BA Graphic Design department at ArtEZ University of the Arts (2021), and lectured and gave workshops at Collectivos Plaka / Galeria Municipal do Porto; Bauhaus Dessau; ArtEZ University of the Arts; Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design; FAMU Academy of Performing Arts in Prague; Sandberg Instituut; Willem de Kooning Academie; Against the Smooth City Summer School (Independent School for the City), Hackers & Designers Summer Talks; TAC, Eindhoven; The School, Hasselt, 'Making Public Domain' Summer School Antwerp, and other institutions. Her speculative board game Reality Miners won the 1st prize in the Student Competition of the Chamount Biennale de Design Graphique (2017).
Her graduation thesis from Sandberg Instituut was titled
User-Agent: If everything is so smooth, why am I so sad?,
and reflected on the political implications of being a User in a neoliberal augmented city. You can read the full text of the publication (2018) here.
—Freelance Graphic Design & Research
and Eurasia (Questions on Happiness) (2018).
As a designer, I worked for Het Nieuwe Instituut on the 'Architecture of Appropriation' book and archiving methodology, and on design of the presentations at the São Paulo International Architecture Biennial (2017) and Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen (2017). Other clients include MoneyLab / The Institute of Network Cultures, Kirill Savchenkov, Non-Fiction, CLUSTER and Louisa Zahareas.
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