I am a designer and researcher based in London and Berlin. I studied art and design in New York, before moving to the UK to pursue an MA degree at the Department for Typography and Graphic Communication in the University of Reading. I have previously worked in design agencies both in London and New York, primarily working with non-profit and educational clients. Since 2016, I have been a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Reading, lecturing on digital design and publishing platforms, and have delivered numerous workshops and visiting talks at universities in the UK, Germany, and Denmark.
I recently completed a PhD degree at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University. The position was a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership project with Rhizome, a leading international born-digital art organization based in New York. My research focused on questions related to presentation and performativity in the online archive of born-digital art, which I examined through the lens of interface design (theory and practice). The project developed design approaches which build understanding across diverse communities of practice and facilitate informed interaction, favouring nuance and complexity over reductive simplification.
Besides my academic work, I also do freelance work with art and/or technology organizations in helping them plan and implement digital archive solutions, or develop new pathways of interaction for challenging user workflows. In January 2020, I joined the Steering Committee of the OpenRefine project, an open-source tool for cleaning and reconciling data across multiple sources, and the Advisory Board of The Joan Jonas Knowledge Base, a research project part of the Artist Archives Initiative, founded at New York University to promote research and disseminate knowledge about the display and care of contemporary art. Since May 2020, I have served as Assistant Director for Linked Data Research for the Joan Jonas Knowledge Base.
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