V&A Digital Programmer
Irini Papadimitriou is Digital Programmes Manager at the V&A and responsible for programmes such as the annual Digital Design Weekend, a big-scale event that brings together artists, designers, engineers, technologists and the public presenting intersections of art, design and technology, including installations, labs, talks and more; the monthly Digital Futures an open platform event for displaying and discussing work by researchers, artists, designers, companies and other professionals working with art, technology, design, science and beyond.
She is also Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans, an arts organisation presenting innovative work and supporting artists working with technology, where she is curating the exhibition programme and an annual Digital Performance Weekender exploring networked performing practices.
Curated projects highlights at Watermans include Unleashed Devices, an exhibition of DIY media, hacking/tinkering; ISOCULTURE, exploring extreme living conditions and isolation by Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta; The Romantic Disease by Anna Dumitriu, an art/science investigation into mankind’s strange relationship with TB; Is Technology Eating my Brain? by Paul Granjon; Living Data by Michael Takeo Magruder; Art That Makes Itself by Paul & Daniel Brown; Bodies of Planned Obsolescence.
Irini is also one of the organisers for London’s Mini Maker Faire, and one of the co-founders of Maker Assembly, a critical gathering about maker cultures.