Maria Kyrou is an Architect Engineer with a focus on transdisciplinary research. A member of the InKüLe team since February 2022, she is responsible for experimental media didactics.
Following a 5-year diploma in Architecture, her curiosity on design tools and processes led her to a master’s degree on computational design and transdisciplinary research. After her studies, she collaborated with educational institutions, like the Goethe Institute (Thessaloniki, Athens) and the HyperWerk Institute (Basel), in a series of international projects (Artecitya, Freiraum, Peripher_ies) ranging from Germany to Kazakhstan. In the field of artistic research, she presented her work on analogue and digital sculptures in the DRHA 2021 conference, hosted by the Excellence Cluster “Matters of Activity” at the Humboldt University Berlin.
Her interest in media didactics goes back to her Master thesis. Based on the concept of Wunderkammer, she proposed a hybrid space typology for the practices of knowledge. This project was shortlisted for the 4A_Lab Fellowship (2019) and presented in the context of the New European Bauhaus (2021). The ideas of hybrid artefacts, fused learning communities and concept-driven processes continue to drive and inspire her.