Centre for Digital Media Cultures

Gaming and Urban: Empowering Communities

Talk by CDMC Visiting Fellow Mateja Rot

Monday 17 June, 3.30-4.30pm.

In her talk, Mateja Rot showcases her projects that address topics of the future commons, reclaiming the rights to the city and gamicipation, engaging communities in a creative visioning process, designing listening laboratories to cultivate human ability to hear and listen, and perceptive mapping.

She shared insights and experiences from recent global projects that she has been running in Germany, Portugal, Morocco and field research work in Indonesia, Northern Thailand and Chicago USA from last year.

Mateja Rot is a Visting Research Fellow hosted by the Centre for Digital Media Cultures and the Radical Futures at the University of Brighton.

The 30-minute talk was followed by a 30 minute Q&A/discussion.

Mateja Rot is urban innovator and multidisciplinary cultural operator, contributing towards open future commons, building powerful smart solutions for urban communities, improving the livelihood of urban spaces. She is interested in the collisions between contemporary art, sustainable architecture and science. She is very passionate about creative transformations of neighborhoods and community-driven urban innovation. Throughout the years she became strongly aware that studying and inventing new conditions and smart development scenarios requires a global mindset and preparedness to implement actions out of the box. Her mission is to inspire global citizens and communities and empower them to take action by provoking new developments through creative interventions in public spaces.

Mateja Rot was selected for MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Brisbane 2017. In 2017 she studied Advanced Entrepreneurship at Stanford University and established collaboration with Stanford Research Institute and GSB Behavioral Lab. She was participant of the Future Innovators Summit on Artificial Intelligence: The Other I, working on the topic of Future Home at Festival Ars Electronica in Austria in 2017. She is Rotary Peace Fellow and she studied at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand in 2018. In her research she focused on studying water rights of Mekong river basin in Northern Thailand, and post-disaster (tsunami) city reconstruction in Aceh Province, Indonesia. She is Professional Fellow of Tech innovation & entrepreneurship program 2018, run by the U.S. Department of State and WorldChicago. She worked at the Great Cities Institute of University of Illinois in Chicago under the mentorship of Director of GCI, Prof. Dr. Teresa Cordova. In 2019 she started collaboration in the international project Open Access: Experimenting with Performing Arts and Transmedia Creation, led by MA avec Granit in Belfort – Montbéliard, France together with Colectiv A in Cluj-Napoca from Romania, DuplaCena – Festival Temps d’Images in Lisbon, Portugal and National Theatre Wales in Cardiff, UK.

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Elodie Marandet • June 20, 2019


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