Beatriz Cantinho

Post-doc Fellow at ARTEA program, Castilla-La-Mancha University/Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid. Research fellow at CIAC- University of Algarve. Invited Lecture at University of Évora, Theatre Department (Movement and Composition 2013/16). PhD in Dance and Philosophy at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University. Visiting Scholar at N.Y.U/TISCH (2010/2011), performance and cinema departments. Internship in Noh Theatre at Kyoto Art Centre (JP) and at Royal de Luxe theatre company (FR). Beatriz has been developing professional work as a choreographer for the last seventeen years (“Parde2”, “Scch…um ensaio sobre o silêncio”, “Singularity”). In the recent years her work has been mostly developed in collaboration with other artists, where movement plays a fundamental role within interdisciplinary composition between the visual arts, performance, sound and cinema. (C. Spencer Yeah, Ricardo Jacinto, Vangelis Lymporidis, Shiori Usui, HerwigTurk, Valério Romão). Her individual and collective creations have been presented in Portugal (CCB, MNAC, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), France (Guillotine gallery), U.K (SARC, DanceBase, Blue Elephante Theatre), Germany (Festival Transmedial 07, TESLA) and Austria (MAK, UNIKUM). Her academic research has been presented at Edinburgh University, Chelsea College of Art, Cambridge University and Surrey University.

Mariza Dima

Mariza Dima is a London-based interaction designer, post-doc researcher at Creative Works London (Capturing London’s Audiences cluster) and Queen Mary University. Her work focuses on the design and development of interactions using tangible, mobile, and haptic interfaces in socio cultural contexts, prominently in performance art, theatre, and cultural heritage. She has a particular interest in collaborative and participatory design processes in which technology is creatively applied, on which she has done extensive research through practice-based projects. Her broader interests include political philosophy, theory of media and culture, performance studies, and design for societal transformation. She is currently researching design-led strategies for audience engagement in the creative industries, transdisciplinary collaborations within co-design processes, and the structure of network collaborations, within London’s visual arts, museums, and performing arts sectors working with organisations such as Tate and the V&A. She has worked in a hybrid role between academia and industry since her doctoral studies, which has greatly informed her holistic understanding of both fields and enabled her to work comfortably in both environments. She has presented research, and organised workshops in major international conferences in the areas of Design and Human-Computer Interaction, and was recently awarded the Golden Paper Award in HCI 2014 International.