Vinícius Juliani Pereira
architect, PhD researcher
I believe that our relationship with technology needs to find new contours. The contemporary human mind is constituted from the encounter with sentient artifacts, and, because of that, it seems necessary to become aware that our tools have meaningful layers other than just "mechanical extensions of the body". I have a personal interest in the research of collaborative design and scientific practices that aim technological autonomy.
I have a Master in Sciences degree, with a dissertation on Artificial Intelligence and design process, at the University of São Paulo (2018-2020), and a Bachelor degree in Architecture and Urban Design at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (2012-2016). I have experience in digital fabrication, with an internship in the municipal network of FabLab Livre SP (2015) laboratories, during the period of inauguration. Besides, I worked as a digital fabrication technician at PortoFabLab, (2016-2019) an atelier dedicated to research and art production using digital manufacturing means. I was a temporary lecturer of Digital Manufacturing and New Technologies of the bachelor's degree in Product Design and Fashion Design, at Instituto Europeo di Design/SP (2019). Between 2018 and 2021, I have managed and worked as a designer of Elan, a multidisciplinary design initiative along with Juliana Henno and Tiago Pessoa, developing works that explore the potential of digital technologies and the intersection between the technical skills of each member.
I'm an associated researcher at the Representation: Imaginary and Technology (RITe) CNPq research group linked to the Centre de Recherches Internationales sur L'Imaginaire (CRI2i), and I am part of the coordination of the Experimental Reveries and Poetic Imagination (DEPi) study group, inside RITe. I am also a visiting researcher at the Theory and Project in the Digital Era (TPED) CNPq research group, at Mackenzie Presbyterian University.
I am currently a PhD student at the University of East Anglia, funded by the Horizon 2020 European Commission grant, under the program Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, as an Early Stage Researcher of the GECKO project.