Collaborators

Attaya Projects builds on an international network of creative collaborators from a variety of disciplines: from fine art, design, architecture, craft, music and performing arts, to computer science, natural sciences, engineering and humanities. Below is a list of some of our key collaborators. Each one of them is also successfully active in their own field of work, either individually or through other organisations. Feel free to contact us if you wish to work with us as a collaborator, partner organisation, client or commissioner.

  • Lalya Gaye (Director)

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    Lalya is a digital media artist, designer, engineer, human-computer interaction expert and DJ. She works with sound, light, metal, projection mapping, interactive media, and urban space. She also loves ukuleles, drums, tea and complex math equations.

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  • Joëlle Bitton

    Joëlle is an artist, researcher and interaction designer who looks at the mediation of technologies in human relationships and their potential social impact. She is currently enrolled as a Doctor of Design student at Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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  • Jonah Brucker-Cohen, PhD

    Jonah is a NYC-based award-winning researcher, artist, and writer. His high-profile work critically challenges and subverts accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience, and has been exhibited, showcased and published internationally.

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  • Victoria Bradbury

    Victoria is a visual artist who weaves participation, code, body and object. In her studio, she oscillates among her favourites: programming, physical computing and making handmade (often soft!) objects.

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  • Kanta Horio

    Kanta is an artist and engineer based in Tokyo. When not doing live sound-art performances and installations using electronics and everyday objects, he develops electronic devices and interactive systems for commercial projects.

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  • Anya Kovalieva

    Anya is an award-winning artist, woodworker and photographer moving from place to place, making installations in light and dark, drawing with charcoal and writing short stories every now and again.

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  • Luke Hardisty

    Luke is a motion graphics and live visual performance artist working with photography, projection mapping, animation, film and graphic design. He also tutors children and young people with learning difficulties, and gives workshops on multimedia usability.

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  • Bettina Nissen

    Bettina is a contemporary product designer turned researcher and programmer, loving all things designy and geeky. With her light-hearted sense of humour, she always keeps an eye out for the next unique design hidden in our everyday lives.

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  • Berit Greinke

    Berit is a London-based award-winning e-textile researcher and artist. Merging design, art and engineering, she applies textile techniques to materials for responsive interface design and uses electronic tools to explore visual, audio and tactile perception.

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  • Teresa Almeida

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    Teresa is from Portugal, and after island hopping Manhattan and Singapore, she is now living in Newcastle while working towards her PhD at Culture Lab. She likes crafting, e-Textiles, wearables, and traveling.

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  • Menisha Gela

    Menisha is a practitioner, facilitator and manager with extensive experience in working with communities, charities and the private sector. Her interests lie in sustainable development, fundraising and the arts.

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  • Brigitta Zics, PhD

    Brigitta is an award-winning artist, media philosopher and interaction designer, interested in emerging technologies and their impact on creative practices. She is a lecturer at Newcastle University and runs the Digital Media group at Culture Lab.

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  • Andrew Wilson

    Based in Huddersfield, Andrew has been using mobile technology for creative participation for more than a decade. His work includes socially engaged software development and location aware games for children, families and even grown ups.

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  • Kathryn Hodgkinson

    Kathryn works across craft, design and the public realm, a place of unexpected moments and curious interventions. Her work enquires how everyday creativity can impact on our sense of wellbeing and experience of the built environment.

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  • Laura Johnston, PhD

    Laura is an artist and researcher specialising in innovative glass and light installations that transform our experience of architecture and landscape. She established Lightworks Studio in 1996.

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  • Mouhamadou Abass A. Sall

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    Abass is the founder of the experimental design bureau Lamtôro Studios in Dakar, Senegal. His and Lamtôro’s work spreads from conceptual architecture to graphic, interior and furniture design, and is featured internationally.

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  • Pussykrew

    Pussykrew (Ewelina Aleksandrowicz and Andrzej Wojtas) is a Berlin-based artist duo that explores audio-visual performance /installations /DIY electronics, including live coding, projections, mapping, sound experiments and sensor-based technologies.

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  • Jeff Knowlton

    Jeff is a problem solver, educator and pioneer in locative media. Based in LA, he lectures on interactive media and technology in the US and abroad. His work has been written about in over 20 books and covered by NPR, BBC, Radio Italia and Wired.

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  • Nicola Rose

    Founder and formerly director of design studio RASKL, Nicola is now a freelance woodworker, furniture maker, drummer and stilt-walker. She is currently touring the world as part of the Newcastle-based drumming performance act Spark!

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  • Anina Carl

    Anina is a London-based visual designer with a background in film & television. Committed to providing a cohesive narrative, she uses video outputs, lights and smoke to create and tailor atmospheres for stage shows. She specialises in set building and electronics.

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  • Jonathan West

    Jonathan West is an artist who subverts objects to create uncanny sculptures. He is interested in making technology perform tasks it was never meant to!

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  • Karolina Sobecka

    Karolina is a NYC-based artist and director who works with animation, design, interactivity and computer games. Her work – featured internationally – engages public space and explores how we interact with the world we create.

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  • Richard Chippington

    Richard produces graphics, illustration, interactive installations, video and music. He is from a museum background but has worked on many creative adventures outside this field. He runs OojahDesign since 2004.

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  • Nathalie Levi

    Nathalie is a curator based in Brussels who develops projects with multiple collaborators. She creates situations for artists that allow them to test new ways of working and reach new audiences in doing so.

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  • Ben Freeth

    Ben is a digital media artist and researcher whose work transforms industrial technology into music instruments, and uses sensor networks to create gesturally responsive tools for improvisation and live performance.

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  • Una Bradley

    Una is a food scientist who specialised in medicinal plants. She researches and writes about the links between plants, nutrition and health. And she loves tea!

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  • Alexander Berman

    Alex is an artist and cognitive scientist based in Göteborg, Sweden. He explores sound, music, language, the brain and other complex systems by creating artworks, computer simulations and new forms of interaction.

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  • Catherine Thompson

    Catherine is a Geneva-based contemporary art consultant. After working in various NYC galleries, representing a wide range of international artists, she is currently collaborating with Art International Istanbul’s leading art fair as a VIP Relations Manager for Switzerland and France.

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  • Alessandro Altavilla

    Alessandro is a sound designer, artist and composer based in Bristol, working in cinema, game and interaction design. His current work focuses on designing sonic interactions using digital technology and human movement.

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  • Nick Arner

    Nick is a creative technologist, audio engineer, and musician. He’s an avid traveler, and have been lucky enough to live and work in Canada, England, and Germany. He’s passionate about the intersection between human-computer interaction and the arts.

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  • Filip Strebeyko

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    Filip is an architect and graphic designer whose work explores social and cultural sustainability through art, often opting for a material, but not necessarily a formal minimalism. Themes revolve around the metaphysics of time, space and memory, optical phenomena and other sensory experiences.

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  • Grace Dunne

    Grace Dunne is a project manager in the non-profit sector and a qualified youth worker. She also has experience in marketing and communications in arts and heritage.

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  • Circuit Ben

    Circuit Ben is a professional tinkerer based in Leeds. He is primarily concerned with research into audio interfacing, and also designs and builds unique instruments to produce sounds that have never been heard.

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