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About Marianna Chrapana

alumni
Architect
Greek

Marianna Chrapana

Architecture and theatre have always been two important aspects of my life. In parallel with my studies at the School of Architecture in Thessaloniki, I was taking theatre courses and later I co-founded a non-profit theatre company, in which I was involved in all aspects of the creative process, from the conception of ideas to the design and fabrication of prototypes, whether as an actress, scenographer, multimedia editor, or director’s assistant and co-author for various plays. Joining the Interactive Architecture Lab gave me the ability to relate performance and physical action to architecture in theory and design. I am interested in coding behaviours and spatial choreographies, designing, fabricating and installing artworks that aim to trigger human exploration, improvisation, creativity.

Projects By Marianna Chrapana

Posts By Marianna Chrapana

Predictability vs. Creativity: An investigation of auto-pedagogical collective systems promoting individuals’ non-trivial responses

December 6, 2018 |

The modern era is characterized by technological revolution and environmental changes. Today’s environments are shifting faster than ever in the way they operate making people’s ability to be adaptable essential. However, this rapid change found them in societies and built … Read More

We hack for play – work in progress

July 2, 2018 |

For the work in progress show, we hacked a bench outside our school to disrupt the otherwise ordinary activity of sitting. We are interested in making the passive activity of sitting into an active one, where people are constantly changing … Read More

Play-Space as a Research Tool

April 7, 2018 |

We are interested in investigating the affective feedback system between body and space using a physical play landscape, outfitted with bio-sensing technology of the EEG headset. As our design project, we wanted to create a series of experiments and we … Read More

Mechanical Systems

March 2, 2018 |

For this week, we set out to establish a connection between the data collected from a bio-sensor (we are using a heart pulse sensor for this) and a kinetic mechanical system. The data collected will be fed as inputs for … Read More

The Viscous Body

February 22, 2018 |

Ethics of the Viscous Body describes the human body as a viscous one – constantly negotiating with its environment as it seeks comfort. Comfort is the state for which the presence of the material environment disappears. It is when our … Read More

Biofeedback between body and environment

February 12, 2018 |

In his book, Limbo, Bernard Wolfe describes the human body as:

The human skin is an artificial boundary: the world wanders into it, and the self wanders out of it, traffic is two-way and constant.

The body exists as a … Read More