Beyond Kinetic Architecture: From Movable Structures To Vibrant Matter
Karmen works on the crossroads between design, architecture, art and science. Her research focuses on new materials, sonic gesture, design methods and enactive experience, resulting in projects ranging from haptic interfaces for stroke rehabilitation to responsive urban installations. By introducing interactive technologies into architecture and public space, Karmen’s works aim to engage participants/inhabitants/citizens in social interaction and physical exploration of their surroundings. They have been presented at Ircam/Centre Pompidou (Paris), SF Cameraworks (San Francisco), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo(Torino), Bienal Miami + Beach, Museum of Modern Art (Ljubljana), Far Eastern Memorial Foundation (Taipei) and others.
Karmen holds the Laurea degree with Honors from Istituto Universitario di Archittetura di Venezia, and the Master’s degree from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. She worked as a project designer on architectural projects with AltenArchitekten, Studio ArchA, Studio Sottass, Arata Isozaki and Associates, and Arup. Karmen is the co-founder of Zero-Th studios and the head of Interaction Design group at Zurich University of the Arts.
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