İrem Buğdaycı is an Interactive Media Artist and Architectural Designer based in London. Her recent works have been exhibited at the Barbican Centre, Ars Electronica, Ugly Duck and other places. Her current research focuses on the techniques of the Observer in the age machinification of vision, and aims to recover a definition of vision within the context of new media arts that is subjective, situated, material, and affective.
Prior to joining the lab, she has worked as an architectural designer at Handel Architects (SF), and as a design/research associate at Micheal Sorkin Studios / Terreform (NY). Coming from a background of art history, she has also worked as a curator at Shared Studios, and assisted in curatorial processes for SALT (TR) and Tufts University Art Gallery (MA).
She completed her undergraduate education at Tufts University, graduating with Cum Laude high honors in Art History and Architectural Studies and a minor in Fine Arts.
Fascinated by “vision machines”, she enjoys creating animate robots, evocative kinematic expressions, and non-trivial perceptual experiences.
The Interactive Architecture Lab is a multi-disciplinary research group and Masters Programme at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Interested in the Behaviour and Interaction of Things, Environments and their Inhabitants.