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Eva Fotiadi

Research Group: Situated Art and Design

‘Could experimental sensory translation of art works improve their accessibility for sensory diverse exhibition audiences?’

Eva Fotiadi is a researcher within the Situated Art and Design research group and a theory tutor at the St Joost School of Art and Design, where she is also a member of the Diversity Dialogues platform

Eva Fotiadi is a historian and theorist of interdisciplinary practices in contemporary art and design. She holds a Bachelor in archaeology and art history from the Aristotle’s University Thessaloniki (Greece), a Masters’ in Museum Studies from Leicester University (UK) and a PhD in contemporary art history from the University of Amsterdam. She has been a postdoc and visiting researcher at Free University Berlin and Princeton University.

In her research, Eva is interested in collaborative and participatory practices in art and design, as well as in projects that address specific groups or art audiences. Moreover, she is a founding member of the OtherAbilities collective, which explores the possibilities of the human senses by means of experimental artistic, sound, design and curatorial research projects. For the OtherAbilities collective the experimentation with the senses comprises both an ongoing artistic research as well as a potential way to play down unconscious bias towards sensory diverse art audiences.


Fotiadi, E (forthcoming 2023), Welcome and enjoy the ruins, in Aesthetics of Crisis, Ed. by Julia Tulke, The Digital Press of the University of North Dakota.

Fotiadi, E. 2022, On Southerness in contemporary art and theory, in Revisiting documenta 14’s magazine South as a State of Mind, special issue: Greece and the South, Journal of Greek Media & Culture, 8/2, 207–25. (peer reviewed)

Fotiadi, E. (2021) On the adventures of site-specificity: documenta 14 in Athens and Maria Eichhorn’s Art Project Building as Unowned Propertyarrow, Field. A Journal of Socially Engaged Art Criticism, issue 18/19, spring.

Fotiadi, E. (2021) Community Art. Between situatedness and globalization, A Public Art Handbook, Ed. Angeliki Avgitidou, University Studio Press. [in Greek]

Research Group: Situated Art and Design

Living in cities developed around data and acting within the inscrutable structure of our techno-society demands art and design that can help understand how we relate to these rapidly changing surroundings and to reflect on that relationship. The research group Situated Art and Design responds to this exigency by fostering a situated turn in art and design through a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research projects in partnership with academic and cultural partners, as well as with government and industry.

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‘People are the product of their relationships with their environment. It’s important to understand how technological developments influence these relationships.’

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‘My practice is situated in between different actors, in this shape-shifting middle many things can happen.’

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‘Imagination is the key to a strong inclusive society. Artistic work and situated design can contribute to a better understanding of the other.’

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‘Investigating the potential of sensory augmentation to bridge the sensory gap between deaf and hearing.’

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‘‘Understanding how creativity and imagination emerge from interactions with our environment will lead to improved innovation processes, tools and technologies.’’

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‘Through an interplay of design and research, the apt questions and necessary tools can be discovered and applied to each research project.’

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‘I’m interested in how we can implement situated learning within design education.’

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‘How can the notion of the ‘script’ be used in a situated design practice? ’

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‘The ultimate goal is to provide people with the information, skills and tools that enable them to improve the quality of their daily lives.’

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