Elitza Koeva

Elitza Koeva

Doctor of Design, Graduate School of Design
ekoeva@gsd.harvard.edu

Elitza’s practice plays with temporality and the impermanence of tangible and intangible nature as well as the emerging in urban contexts interferences and resonances between sound and space. Her work takes up the argument that contemporary art has struggled to find its place relative to technology and society, especially as these are often pitted against each other in problematic polemics. Elitza’s aim is to understand how artistic visual & spatial practices engender people’s engagement, critical awareness, and participatory responses to digitally mediated environments, reconciling the self and the social at the level of city construction and subjectivity.

Elitza holds a Master’s Degree in Information Studies from the University of Tokyo. She has practiced at various art & architectural firms and institutions: OMA, Arata Isozaki & Associates, MAD Architects, MOT (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo) and Junya Ishigami. At MOT, she worked on Oscar Niemeyer and Yoko Ono exhibitions. While at OMA/AMO, she was part of the exhibition team of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition / Fundamentals (Venice Architecture Biennale, 2014). Prior to Harvard, Elitza was a research fellow at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD), ETH Zürich. At ETH, she explored the convergence of art, philosophy, quantum physics and coding. At Harvard she is pursuing a Doctor of Design Studies (DDes) Degree at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Elitza is a recipient of the Monbusho scholarship from the Japanese Government, the Fulbright and Thanks to Scandinavia grants, as well as of the ETH CAAD 2017 research fellowship.

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