may 15-25 

maja kuzmanovic (FoAM, Brussels) and nik gaffney (FoAM, Brussels) will be visiting for preliminary stages of the "material wonder" project.


Maja is a generalist, founder and principal invigorator of FoAM. She leads transdisciplinary teams in prototyping possible futures as creative experiments. She designs multisensory experiences, facilitates participatory processes, writes, speaks and cooks worldwide. Her particular approach to people and technology has been recognised by the MIT's Technology review & the World Economic Forum, awarding her the titles of Top 100 Young Innovator & Young Global Leader. Maja's academic background is in design futures, storytelling and interactive media. In recent years, her embodied experience of living with uncertainty became the core of her creative practice. 

Nik Gaffney is a founding member of FoAM, where he operates as a tangential generalist, designer, programmer and sous-chef. He prefers breadth-first-searches and bottom-up design; randomness as a strategy, and depth where required; dynamic to static; Lisp to C; realtime rather than recorded; and complexity over the complicated. He is also part of 'farmersmanual', a pan-european, net-based, multisensory disturbance conglomerate. {buzzing, clicking, destructuring and ecstactic flickering}. Partially Luminous.