about me



LOUISA ZAHAREAS

I grew up in a diverse family of Greek, American, Spanish and Russian influences. My work focuses around ideas of perception, illusion and media. I am particularly fascinated by the intersection of human and artificial perception and how design could play an important role in accommodating or misleading this new hybrid perception. I communicate the story through the use of different mediums ranging from physical objects to video and performance. The objects that I design, I don’t consider products, but props that facilitate and guide the plot of the fictional narrative.

EDUCATION

June 2015  Graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven

2013-2015  Studying at Master of Social Design in DAE

2008-2011  Bachelor of Design in Architecture- University of Minnesota- Magna Cum Laude

2005-2008  Architecture studies in the polytechnic University of Patras. 


WORK BACKGROUND

2012-2013 Working at Workshop Dionisis Sotovikis, architectural firm in Athens

2011-2012  Working as a Freelance designer


EXHIBITIONS

2016

2015 Design Academy Eindhoven, Graduation show, Eindhoven >forthcoming

       ~ Onassis Cultural Centre, Adhocracy, Athens

2014 Van Abbe Museum, Arte Util, Eindhoven

       ~ food design exhibition at soul kitchen in Strijp S: DDW 2014

       ~ politics of food workshop- Dutch tomato crisis and the Russian embargo

AWARDS


Screen Mutations Project