UROŠ-on-Tour: Nova Gorica
Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr (Switzerland)
Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist and works in an integral way, combining science, art and education. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society (SGMK), co-founder of the global Hackteria network and co-organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 - 2014 in Zürich, Romainmotier, Bangalore and Yogyakarta. Before travelling the world for making DIY / DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation with living media, Marc entered the world of DIY electronics, designing printed circuit boards for synthesizers and organizing workshops and festivals in Switzerland and Slovenia. He lives and works in Zürich, Yogyakarta and Taipei. He also loves coconuts.
Paula Pin (Spain)
Paula Pin (Lugo/Spain, 1982), is a researcher and artist activist which has a strong inclination towards research and experimentation processes with collective and free technologies.
She has undertaken residencies at institutions such as CERN, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Art school KASK in Gent, Prototyp_ome at Hangar Barcelona, Gaité Lyrique in París, Querly Ecologies at Click Festival and GOSH - Gathering for Open Science Hardware in Shenzhen, China. Although her work emerges from within a scientific tradition of research and experimentation, running throughout drawing to abstract video, circuit bending and lab experiments but always located in the intersection where biology, science and queer art collide. Her active participation at Pechblenda Lab and Transnoise laboratories besides her social ideals and the work as a noise performer, has taken her to many spaces and contexts, specially to the point of starting to collaborate in Hackteria, a global biohacking network. Pin had opportunities to give workshops as a facilitator all around the world, always putting the focus on spreading knowledge and sharing experiences on transfeminist horizontal perspectives.
Miranda Moss (South Africa / Sweden)
Miranda Moss is a transdiciplinary cultural worker from Cape Town, focussing on socio-ecological sustainability through exploring the problematics and hopeful possibilities of technology. She has exhibited, performed research, made a mess, and given lectures and workshops across the globe in various art, science and public spaces.
Current projects include Gallus gallus roboticus, a work reimagining factory farming and robotics, for the KonS Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art, alongside collaborator Daniel Brownell. She has just completed a Masters degree in Sustainable Design at LNU in Sweden, with her thesis project “Power Harvest; explorations in regenerative energy technologies within the (post) colonial climate emergency” and following from this, she has just embarked on a 3 year long research project titled “Regenerative Energy Communities; artistic and collective energy experiments for resilient agriculture” funded by the Swedish Energy Agency’s Program for Energy, People and Society.
Fran Javier Quero (Spain / France)
Fran is a biologist by training and a DIYbio enthusiast engaged in developing open biology communities. Fran helped to create the first open citizen biofablab of Madrid (Spain) and founded the first collegiate and High School iGEM teams in the city. Professionally he has expertise in tissue engineering, nanotechnology, and biosensing. He is enthusiastic about electronics and digital manufacturing, and an open science promoter. He is graduated in biological sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid and enrolled as a student of the BIO3 Master’s program at the Open FIESTA faculty in Shenzhen (China) where he also got involved in founding and coordinating the first biohacking space of the Tsinghua University. At the moment Fran is located at CRI (Paris) where he is collaborating as a researcher helping to develop new technologies for infectious diseases sensing at low resources settings.
Hortense Vielfaure (France)
I am a french engineer, working at CRI (an interdisciplinary research center) in Paris, the captital of France ! Studied microbiology and marine biology. During the day I am working in a research lab on environmental problems (fungi killing trees, plastic pollution), the rest of the time doing my own clothes and creating feminist embroidery. 🌸 🌸 🌸