curriculum vitae
Maria Mandea
b. 1991, Bucharest, Romania
playfulness, participatory practices, performative design, recent histories and contemporary social contexts
EDUCATION:
2018-present Doctoral student in Visual Arts
             National University of Arts, Bucharest
             Subject: Designing Playfulness
2019-2020    Erasmus at Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria
             research on the topic of cooperative aesthetics
2012-2017    BA+MA Product Design
             Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest 
             Diploma: Construction set for scenography in edu-theatre
2010-2012    BA Architecture - interrupted in second year
             Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest 
2006-2010    High-school - focus on computer programming
             Alexanru Ioan Cuza high-school, Bucharest 
OTHER EDU:
2015-2016    Aesthetics in Photography
             Fotopoetica school of Photography, Francisc Mraz
             9 months course, Bucharest
2013-2015    Training Department for Teaching Perssonel
             National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale”, Bucharest
             2 years course, Bucharest
WORK:
2017-present studio super:serios
             co-founder together with urbanist T. Ungureanu
             design studio
             www.superserios.ro
2012-present Micul HAOS toys
             founder, toy designer and photographer
             www.miculhaos.ro
2020         Divided game
             immersive installation game 
             Deep Space 8K, Ars Electronica Center, Linz
2019         Matera Narrative Puzzle
             urban game
             Fusion Urban Games Festival, Matera, Italy
2019         Victoria Narrative Puzzle
             augmented reality game installation about the post-industrial city of Victoria
             Victoria, România 
2018-2019    Visual design for the MA in Theatre Pedagogy projects
             graphic design, poster design
             various projects developed by the Master in Theatre Pedagogy, 
             National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale”
2018-2019    Visual design for One World Romania at School
             One World Romania at School NGO
             visual concept development, creating graphic games for and with high-school students
2015-present Anina Mine of Ideas
             participant in the workshop
             graphic designer and photographer
             multidisciplinary project that studies Anina, an ex-mining
             town from Banat, south-west Romania, Alba Verde Association
2018         Visual design workshop for Architecture Students
             workshop coordinator
             Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest
             3 weeks workshop teaching students how to visually communicate
2017         mic maraton
             co-creator, participant, graphic designer
             4-days design marathon for NGOs in the Prahova district
2017         Eviction Notice
             360° VR stop-motion animation short film, director, puppet creator
             realised at CINETic Bucharest
             presented at Poitiers Film Festival (2018)
             and TAKAVOIR - laboratoire des nouvelles images (2019)
2017         Fotopoetica generation 9
             collective photography exhibition at Cărturești Verona, București
2016         nunu collaborative game
             participant, graphic designer
             part of the workshop Digital Stories at the French Institute in Bucharest
2015         'ca să' collective exhibition
             artist and co-organiser
             self-organised together with other students from the design department, Bucharest
2014         Memories from the School Age
             stage designer
             theatre performance, director: Radu Apostol, playwright: Mihaela Michailov
             pproduction: ADO Asociation in collaboration with the Comedy Theatre, Bucharest
2014         Theatre of the Child’s Rights
             stage and costume designer in edu-theatre
             educational theatre performance, director: Radu Apostol, playwright: Mihaela Michailov
             production: Replika Asociation in collaboration with the Comedy Theatre, Bucharest
2013         Initiation in Photography workshop for children
             workshop coordinator
             2-days workshop for children ages 5-12
             urban exploring through photography
             part of the Victoria Film Festival
2012-2014    Familia Offline
             stage and costume designer in edu-theatre
             educational theatre performance, director: Radu Apostol, playwright: Mihaela Michailov
             production: Replika Asociation in collaboration with the "Teatrul Foarte Mic" Theatre, Bucharest
CONFERENCES AND PAPERS:
2019         Narrative puzzle in a post-industrial city
             presented at the Zip-Scene Conference on Analogue and Digital Immersive Spaces, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary and the Augmenting Performance Conference at CINETic in Bucharest, Romania
             to be published in the ZIP-SCENE conference proceedings
2019         Bauhaus - a model for integrating play in arts education
             article - to be published in the “Architecturae et Artibus” scientific journal
             100 Bauhaus International Scientific Conference, Bialystok, Poland
2019         Victoria Summer School Journal
             article about my participation in the summer school
             published by Loughrorough University and printed at Idea Press, 2019
2018         Post-processing on scale models - a tool in design education
             paper presentation - published in LUMEN Proceedings
             11th LUMEN International Scientific Conference Communicative Action & Transdisciplinarity in the Ethical Society, Targoviste, Romania
2018         Participatory design in educational theatre
             paper presentation
             11th LUMEN International Scientific Conference Communicative Action & Transdisciplinarity in the Ethical Society, Targoviste, Romania