Vinícius Juliani Pereira
architect, PhD researcher
I believe that our relationship with technology needs to find new contours. Our psyche have been shaped by the interaction with sentient artefacts. Thus, it seems urgent to understand that previous inanimate tools have now accumulated more symbols and values beyond the ones of mechanical extensions of the human body. To contribute for that, I’m interested in technological autonomy through collaborative design and scientific practices.
I have a Master in Sciences degree, with a dissertation on Artificial Intelligence and design methods, 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 inauguration period. Besides, I've 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 for the bachelor's degree in Product Design and Fashion Design, at Instituto Europeo di Design/SP (2019). Between 2018 and 2021, I've 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 have contributed as an undergraduate researcher for the research group Theory and Project in the Digital Era (TPED), at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Later, I have joined the research group Representation: Imaginary and Technology (RITe) at University of Sao Paulo, as masters researcher. RITe is linked to the Centre de Recherches Internationales sur L'Imaginaire (CRI2i), and in my time with them I co-funded the study group Experimental Reveries and Poietic Imagination (DEPi).
I am currently a PhD researcher at 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. I am a postgraduate student member of 3S (Science, Society and Sustainability) research group and an associate student at ARIES Doctoral Training Partnership.