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/graphic and web design
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Cristina Cochior (RO) is a researcher and designer working in the Netherlands. With an interest in automation, situated software and peer to peer knowledge production, her practice largely consists of investigations into the intimate bureaucracy of knowledge organisation systems and more recently, collective and non-extractive digital infrastructures.

infrapunctural bots, digital archives & libraries & databases & datasets (:P), community software, networked publishing, data activism, collaborative design

MA Media Design and Communication - Piet Zwart Institute (2014-2016)
BA (Hons) Visual Communication - Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (2010-2013)

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/things that happen(ed)
* part of the International Trans★Feminist Digital Depletion Strike
* part of the Digital Discomfort editorial thread with Jara Rocha and Karl Moubarak
* part of TITiPI's Infrables publication
* part of TITiPI's Infrastructural Interactions publication
* part of the Vertical Atlas book, with the contribution 'Witnessing with Earth Observation Technologies'
* made the website for The Anti-Menagerie
* Minimal Viable Learning residency with Luke Murphy, Manetta Berends, Silvio Lorusso and Joana Chicau at the School of Commons
* part of the Slow Reading Group at v2_
* More-than-computational reflections with Manetta Berends
* co-hosts Read & Repair sessions with amy pickles at Varia every last Sunday of the month (contact us if you're wishing to organise something on the themes of libraries, knowledge organisation, collective reading)
* worked on code together with and for Helen Pritchard and Winnie Soon's Queer Motto API
* tutor in Hacking at the Willem de Koning Academie and in Experimental Publishing Master of the Piet Zwart Institute
* co-organised an evening of presentations around datasets with Ruben van de Ven
* part of DiVersions v2. publication
* part of DiVersions v1. publication
* participated in Relearn Rotterdam and Relearn Paris 2019
* co-organised Algologs with Manetta Berends
* guest tutor at Experimental Publishing department of the Piet Zwart Institute (Jan-March 2018) with Manetta Berends
* Mediawiki work & semantic weaving on The Warp and Weft of Memory with Renée Turner
* co-organised Relearn 2017 with Colm O'Neill, Manetta Berends, Roel Roscam Abbing, Silvio Lorusso, Giulia de Giovanelli and Max Franklin
* Installing Ourselves into LibrePlanet with Jara Rocha and Karl Moubarak at the LibrePlanet 2022
* Reading and Repairing with Joana Chicau and amy pickles at the Reading Room
* word2complex at Constant's Weak Signaal
* A Tune In workshop with amy pickles and Angeliki Diakrousi for Any | One Day the Future Has Died. Impossible Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence
* An (In)audible Chorus with amy pickles and Jon Reus for the CTM Festival
* Minimal viable learning: How can minimal technology deliver maximum learning experiences? with Manetta Berends for the Reclaiming Digital Infrastructures series
* Temporary Riparian Zone with Angeliki Diakrousi for the Hackers and Designers Summer School
* Bots & Digital Infrapuncture with Manetta Berends at Datafied Society
* Bots of Conduct during Collective Conditions with Joana Chicau
* A dive into the Enron corpus at the Re-Imagining AI conference
* Function Creep in the Wild with Ruben van de Ven
* Say it ain't so with amy pickles
* Broadcasting from Babylon: Dramatisation as data literacy with Ruben van de Ven
* Nobodies for bots with Genevieve Costello and André Fincato
* trust < in > formation @ Impakt 2018 with Manetta Berends
* Inter Planetary File System unearthed with Silvio Lorusso and Sofia Boschat-Thorez
* organised the Varia chapter of A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers with amy pickles, Manetta Berends, Alice Strete and Julia Bande
* From Cloud to Crowd Poster Campaign with Batool Desouky for the Counter Cloud Action Plan
* VLTK (Vernacular Language Processing) with Sofia Boschat-Thorez and Manetta Berends
* part of the Next Cloud Atelierhaus organised by servus
* Streaming with Infrafem with amy pickles, Danny van der Kleij and Angeliki Diakrousi
* Digital Solidarity Networks event series with Lídia Pereira, Julia Bande and Manetta Berends
* Bots as Digital Infrapunctures, an online module for Utrecht Data School with Manetta Berends
* Author, a digital library with amy pickles and Sofia Boschat-Thorez
* web design & development for Fictioning Comfort
* The Weight of Things, for DiVersions v2
* website design and development for DiVersions v2 with Mia Melvær
* We Hope This Email Finds You Well radio drama with amy pickles, Christina Karagianni, Artemis Gryllaki, Angeliki Diakrousi
* published Acts of Collection and Omission with Ruben van de Ven
* made work for DiVersions
* published the digital and print publication Networks of One's Own 2 together with Manetta Berends, Lídia Pereira, Silvio Lorusso, Colm O'Neill, Roel Roscam Abbing, Luke Murphy, Yoana Buzova, Dennis de Bel
* digital archive for Rotterdam-based De Player's project Pushing Scores with Sofia Boschat-Thorez
* organised and made work for Data Workers with Algolit
* organised and made work for Algoliterary Encounters with Algolit
* In The Company of Bots graduation work for the Piet Zwart Institute
* Infrapunctural Bots (2016, notes in progress)
* VLTK with Sofia Boschat-Thorez at the Connecting Otherwise H&D Summer Academy
* Infrastructures of Collectivity with Manetta Berends at the Reassemble Lab
* Parascenes of infrapunctures at the Packaging Across Networks workshop
* Collective and non-extractive digital infrastructures at AI Infrastructures for Civil Society and the Arts with Sofia Boschat-Thorez
* part of the conversation Hosting with the Others at Art Meets Radical Openness 2022
* Collective Infrastructures at De-platformization, Ethics and Alternative Social Media with Lídia Pereira (on the practices of Varia)
* Calm Technology panel @ Impakt festival 2019
* The Social in the Media with Roel Roscam Abbing, Manetta Berends, Silvio Lorusso and Sofia Boschat-Thorez @ ODD, Bucharest (on the practices of Varia)
* Re-imagining AI conference @ Critical Media Lab
* Performing the data drive with Renée Turner @ Het Nieuwe Instituut
* Critical Bots @ Het Nieuwe Instituut
* Infrastructural Stress Relief @ Art Meets Radical Openness festival