Architectural Designer }{ Creative Technologist

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//I am an Iranian architectural designer currently based in London. I am a graduate of Interactive Architecture Lab, and am currently perusing my doctoral studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture. 

//My doctoral dissertation examines embodied and enactive models of human perception through the design and development of human-machine interfaces. I am interested in exploring the potential of my design work through interdisciplinary collaborations with dancers, choreographers and film makers. I believe technology carries extensive potential to advocate nonhuman modes of existence and expand the horizon for what a human is, and can do.

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//PHD CANDIDATE in ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (JAN 2017 - PRESENT)

Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK

Supervisors: Professor Stephen Gage, Dr. Christopher Leung

//MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE in ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (SEP 2015 - SEP 2016)
Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK
BPro Architectural Design, Discrete Design Lab

//BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE in ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING (SEP 2010 - JULY 2015)

School of Architecture, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Center of Excellence in Architectural Technology

//HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA in MATHEMATICS (SEP 2006 - JULY 2010)

Kherad Educational Complex, Tehran, Iran

+ ACADEMIA

//Lecturer in Design and Technology (Jan 2022 - Present)

Design for Performance and Interaction, MArch

Interactive Architecture Lab, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK

//Contextual Theory Tutor (Sep 2020 - Jan 2022)

Design for Performance and Interaction, MArch

Interactive Architecture Lab, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK

//MArch Theory Supervisor (Apr 2018 - Sep 2021)

Design for Performance and Interaction, MArch

Interactive Architecture Lab, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK

//Assosiate Lecturer (Sep 2018 - May 2021)

Architecture and Interior Architecture and Design, BA(Hons)

School of Architecture, UCA, Canterbury, UK

//Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (Jan 2022-Sep 2022)

Design for Performance and Interaction, MArch

Interactive Architecture Lab, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK

+ Residencies

//Creative Technologist (Oct 2019 - Present)

Quest Lab Network, Studio Wayne McGregor, London, UK

Funded by Art’s Council England’s Ambition for Excellence

+ Workshops

//Co-Organizer and Haptics Expert; “Audio.visuo.haptic Screendance” (Oct, Nov 2021)

Studio Wayne McGregor. London, UK

//Organizer and Lead Instructor; “Resensing the Constant” (Sep 2019)

Platform 28, Ab-Anbar Gallery. Tehran, Iran

//Lead Instructor; “Heterotopian Bodies” (May 2018)

Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. London, UK

//Teaching Assistant; “Press Play; VI Arduino Workshop” (Sep 2017)

Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. London, UK

//Teaching Assistant; “Press Play; V Arduino Workshop” (Sep 2016)

Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. London, UK

//Assistant; PROTO ECOLOGIAS, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP (APR 2016)

Museu Do Amanha, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

//Teaching Assistant; INTERACTIVIDADE1 ARDUINO WORKSHOP (APR 2016)
FABLABLIVRE SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil

+ Talks

//Invited Speaker [Panel Discussion]: Digital Futures; New Hybridities - Middle Eastern Minds. 2021.

//Invited Speaker [Panel Discussion]: Conscious Cities Festival. Conscious Barcelona; The Person-space Continuum. 2021.

//Guest Lecturer: Arts-informed Research Methods. University of Greenwich. 2021.

//Invited Speaker [Panel Discussion]: Digital Futures; Inclusive Futures - Conversations on Inclusivity, Disability and Human Body. 2021.

//Invited Speaker: Possible Futures Lecture Series. Design for Performance and Interaction. 2020.

//Invited Speaker: Lesser Senses. Walmer Yard. 2019.

//Participant: PhD Research Conference 2019. Bartlet School of Architecture. 2019.

//Guest Lecturer: (Neuro)Science of Architecture. Contemporary Architects Association of Iran. 2018.

//Invited Speaker: Sarotis [and Making of]. Resonate Media Arts Festival. 2017.

//Invited Speaker: Sentimental Soft Robotics. Royal College of Arts. 2016.

+ Crits

//MArch, Architectural Design. Bartlett School of Architecture.

//MArch, Design for Performance and Interaction. Bartlett School of Architecture.

//BArch, Architectural Design. Westminster University.

+ Sovar Project and Short Film

//Ars Electronica. Postcity Linz, Austria. 2019. 

//Dutch Design Week. Manifestations, Eindhoven, Netherlands. 2019. 

//Doclisboa International Film Festival. Lisbon, Portugal. 2019. 

//Proyector Video Art Festival. Madrid, Spain. 2020.

//Wolf Kino Cinema. Berlin, Gemrany. 2019.

//Research Projects Exhibition. Bartlett School of Architecture, London. 2019.

+ Sarotis Project and Short Film

//Athens Digital Arts Festival. Athens, Greece. 2021.

//Harper’s Bazaar 150th Anniversary Exhibition. Museum of Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China. 2017. 

//Proyector Video Art Festival. Madrid, Spain. 2020.

//The Impakt Festival. Utrecht, Netherlands. 2019.

//Doclisboa International Film Festival. Lisbon, Portugal. 2019.

//Wolf Kino Cinema. Berlin, Gemrany. 2019. 

//Resonate Media Arts Festival. Belgrade, Serbia. 2017.

//Tomorrows. Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece. 2017. 

//Innovation in Haptics. Royal Academy of Engineering, London, UK. 2017.

//BodyHack Con. Austin TX, USA. 2017.

//Memememe Exhibition. Crypt Gallery (St Pancras), London, UK. 2017.

+ Lubion Short Film

//REDCAT, CalArt’s Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, USA. 2020. 

//Casablanca Video Art Festival. Online. 2020.

//Mr Majidi and the Electricity Box Exhibition. VO Curations, London, UK. 2019.

Address; Bartlett School of Architecture,

         22 Gordon Street,

         Bloomsbury, London.

         WC1H 0QB.

Email;   ava.aghakouchak.15@ucl.ac.uk

         ava.agak@gmail.com

Tel;     +44 7492 70 2320

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