New cooperations and joint projects

Chaired by:
Maarja Mõtus, EKA
Nesli Hazal Akbulut, EKA

March 17, 15:00–16:00 CET

Which new and exciting joint projects, unexpected cooperation initiatives have you carried out recently?  Which ones would you love to participate in in the future? Using a speed-dating format, we will play with the ideas of possible collaborations. The sweet part – participants will not be obliged for any commitments, so you can dream freely about what kind of collaboration you aspire for. Both, teachers and non-academic professionals are welcome in this playful workshop to explore alternative creative collaboration opportunities within the CIRRUS network.

Maarja Mõtus is an Associate Professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts and a service designer at the Estonian Government Innovation Team. Her design practice focuses on designing human-centred healthcare service-systems. Maarja has consulted Estonian Health Insurance Fund, the Ministry of Social Affairs and several other public and private organisations.

Nesli Hazal Akbulut is a designer-researcher and educator focusing on the impacts and interactions of emerging technologies. She holds an MA in Interaction Design from the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn and a Communications BA from the Galatasaray University in Istanbul. She works as a visiting lecturer and a curriculum developer of the Interaction Design MA at the Estonian Academy of Arts. As an educator, she has led several industry collaborations shaped around interaction design and speculative design. 

Nesli is also a PhD student at EKA. Her research explores idesigning with, for and through the sensorial richness of interaction design, and how it might tackle the impossibility of empathy in computer-mediated communications.

Maarja Mõtus
Nesli Hazal Akbulut

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