Bartosz Frąckowiak, curator, director, culture researcher. Deputy Director of the Biennale Warszawa. In 2014-2017 he was the Deputy Director of the Hieronim Konieczka Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz and the curator of the International Festival of New Dramaturgies. Curator of the series of performance lectures organised in cooperation with Fundacja Bęc Zmiana (2012). Theatre director, including “Komornicka. The Ostensible Biography” (2012); “In Desert and Wilderness. After Sienkiewicz and Others” by W. Szczawińska and B. Frąckowiak (2011); performance lecture “The Art of Being a Character” (2012), Agnieszka Jakimiak’s “Africa” (2014), Julia Holewińska’s “Borders” (2016), Natalia Fiedorczuk’s “Workplace” (2017) and documentary-investigative play “Modern Slavery” (2018). He published in various theatre and socio-cultural magazines, including “Autoportret”, “Dialog”, “Didaskalia”, “Political Critique”, and “Teatr”. Lecturer at the SWPS University in Warsaw, co-curator of the 1st and 2nd editions of the Biennale Warszawa.
terra0 is an evolving prototype built on the Ethereum network that aims to provide automated ecosystem resilience frameworks. Via instantiating a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation atop areas of land to manage them, terra0 aims to create technologically-augmented ecosystems that are more resilient, and able to act within a predetermined set of rules in the economic sphere as agents in their own right. It has been exhibited at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia, Ars Electronica, Biennale de Lyon, Drugo More, Furtherfield Gallery, Schinkel Pavillon, transmediale and Vienna Biennale, among others.
Grow Your Own Cloud (GYOC) seeks to create new types of data infrastructure; typologies which render data open and available to everyone, create new opportunities for green space, indoors and out, while subverting notions of the privatised digital information economy. Through initiating these sites of investigation, GYOC researches new scientific methods for working with biological data storage, a crucial emerging technology to help thwart the data industry’s exacerbation of the ongoing climate crisis.
GYOC has been the recipient of various international awards including the UN Summer of Solutions 2019, Prix BloxHUB 2019, Interaction Awards 20202, and Core77 Awards 2019. They have addressed audiences at the United Nations during the World Youth Climate Summit 2019, COP25, and various events at Davos 2020.
The core team of the project are the initiators Cyrus Clarke (UK) and Monika Seyfried (PL) designers and artists working at the intersection of science, technology and the arts. Collaborators include Jeff Nivala, Principle Investigator at the Molecular Information Systems Lab, University of Washington, Annelie Berner, Principle Investigator at CIID Research and abNormal Studios.