Chrystalleni Loizidou, PhD
writer, curator and fundraiser in conflict transformation through art and heritage restoration
researcher with a focus on freedom in art, technology and education
learning companion with training in forest school, Steiner pedagogy and playlistening
PhD Humanities and Cultural Studies, 2014
with the London Consortium
(TATE, Institute of Contemporary Art, Architectural Association,
the Science Museum, Birkbeck College, University of London)
Short bio 2022
My core skill-set has had to do with care and the study of creativity (curation, education through art, and a PhD in Cultural Studies focusing on public art and conflict transformation). I cultivate a quest for beauty and meaning while being sensitive to the potential for community connection in order for groups to flourish. I have previously applied myself to developing and coordinating big and small internationally funded projects, teaching digital visual literacy, design history, and cultural studies courses at different universities, setting up cooperative community projects with a focus on libre technologies and participatory art, and organising hackathons and unconferences to connect technologists, makers, and artists. Since 2018 I have been retraining in care work and early years pedagogy and writing about high-tech versus tech-free trends in contemporary education. I model and cultivate in myself what I’d like to have around me: versatile design and making-skills, emotional intelligence and non-violent communication, community through sharing and connection with nature. I am also always working on writing, which I see as a world-building, transformational craft.
writer in withdrawal: allonan.com
situationist (g)host / cooperative community facilitator- εμψυχώτρια: eimaste.net
art freedom: reaphrodite.org / someonehastodothis
information ethics: hack66.info / cynaxis.org /
Chrystalleni Loizidou writes with the tools of a cultural theorist and usually with more of a sense of humour than this! She has an interest in media-theory and an academic focus in art politics. She has been thinking and writing about the case of Cyprus for years, finding that this is as good a place as any to start figuring out the bigger things.
This is an edit to exit this page’s default state, because getting rid of it would be more trouble: a WordPress limitation. Which brings it home, suddenly, that getting around limitations are what this site is about: unnecessarily self-imposed ones. And towards a way of thinking about moving seamlessly through them, because standing against them is to keep re-construing them, and I realise (as late as March 2015) that there’s no time for that, really.
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