Biljana Jović (Serbian)
Title: Bio – Feel – Geometry (Biophilia – Biodesign)
Abstract: From 2012. Creative platform “Workshop Geometry” is designed for students of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, all levels of studies. On this creative platform students have opportunity to express their creative inclinations trough the exploration of geometry, compositions and forms, visual communications. They have opportunity to present their work in a group exhibition at the Faculty of Forestry. We participated on international manifestation Belgrade Photo Month BPM 2017. BPM 2018. and BPM 2019. Student Cultural Center exhibition 2017. “Beyond Geometry” with bilingual reviewed Catalog. University Library “Svetozar Marković” workshops and exhibition. Expanded media art triennial – international exhibition in artistic pavilion “Cvjeta Zuzorić” 2016, and in Student Cultural Center 2019 organized by The Association of Fine Artists of Serbia (ULUS). Art and science overlapping and intertwining results will be presented and discussed. Multimedia DVD “Geometrical education using principles and tools of the 3D animation” will be presented, published by Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, 2013. Digital visualization in landscape architecture by 3D modeling process of landscape architectural objects for urban open spaces. Bio inspiration by bio-digital means and methods as well as different approaches will be shown. All with purpose to find a way for sustainable living with nature-based solutions so peace with nature will be in focus. Educational computer graphics software in use, with focus on open-source Blender will be discussed, with advantages and limitations by comparing results on 3D bio-designed models done by talented students. Bio-geometry workshop results in India 2019 lectures, workshops, and exhibition will be presented.
Dr. Biljana Jović, docent was born in Belgrade, Serbia, graduated engineer of forestry – landscape architecture, with postgraduate studies – master of science degree and doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade in the scientific field descriptive geometry and geometry of architectural form which has a dual character: scientific and artistic. PhD thesis entitled: “Geometrical education in domain of visualization and experimental design using virtual technology”, obtained in 2012. Founder of creative platform “Workshop Geometry” at the Faculty of Forestry. Focus of her research interest is geometry, graphics, new technologies and interventions in space. In her work combines the approach of landscape architects as well as engineers and artistic approach to geometric principles finds beauty and expression. A member of the International Society for Geometry and Graphics (ISGG). Finalist on Asian Digital Modeling Contest, Tokyo Japan ADMC 2017. Technical Session Chair on AFGS 2017 and Member of Committee Board of AFGS 2019, Kunming, China. Cumulus + Grantee 2019. Rovaniemi, Finland. International Reviewer Board member on this Cumulus creative linking Conference. Program Committee member BALTGRAF 2013, Riga, Latvia; ISGG 2014 Innsbruck, Austria; ICGG 2016 Beijing, China; ICGG 2018 Milano, Italy and ICGG 2020 Sao Paolo, Brazil. Member of Scientific Board of APLIMAT 2019 and APLIMAT 2020, Bratislava, Slovakia. Invited lecturer at TU Vienna, Austria; TU Dresden, Germany; Arch College for Design and Business, Jaipur, India. Currently on position Head of Master Studies at the Department for Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. Worth project EU ambassador: https://www.worthproject.eu/biljana-jovic-2/.
Małgorzata Łuszczak (Poland)
Title: GAME LAB project
Abstract: The main purpose of GAME LAB project is to develop an innovative and permanent international cooperation based on the exchange of experiences, common research and creative activity of the academic centres in the European Union, Asia and North America. The core of the project is the International Game Lab Challenge, an eight-month workshop connected with game design for students of art, design and IT. Current workshops are conducted by 16 mentors who collaborate with scientists and representatives of creative industry. Each of the centres proposed an authorial program of workshops. Seven teams were created this way and currently 42 students from all over the world work in them. The goal is not just to create an interesting project, but also to acquire competencies valuable on the labour market, such as the ability of communication and working in an international team, being able to use advanced tools of project and team management, meeting specifications and keeping deadlines. We invited artists representing diverse fields of art (new media, video, animation, traditional graphics) to implement the part related to art. Find more information about the project at http://www.gamelab.us.edu.pl/.
Małgorzata Łuszczak was born in 1956 in Żywiec, Poland. She has been connected with the University of Silesia in Katowice for 40 years. She has worked as the director of the Institute of Art, Dean of the Faculty of Art and a member of the Senate. She has been a director of the International Laboratory for Game Studies and Design GAME LAB since 2020. In 2007-2018, she worked at the University in Trnava, Slovakia. In 1995-1999 she worked as an art director in a German company TopWare, which produced video games. She is an author of a few projects in the field of art education, popularising digital media and their use in art education in Poland and other countries, including Festival of Art and Independent Games carried out as part of Creative Europe for Culture programme in 2015-2019. She is an author of several articles and an editor of 23 monographs about contemporary art published in Poland and around the world. Her artistic work includes: drawing, graphics, animation and digital media. The artist connects traditional media with digital print and augmented reality. She uses digital media to create pictures inspired by landscape diversity. Her works have been presented at 30 individual and over 600 collective exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including Belgium, France, Russia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, the USA, Mexico, Canada, India and Vietnam. Małgorzata Łuszczak has received numerous awards and honourable mentions for her artisitic and organisational activity, innovative didactics, international cooperation and popularisation of culture and art in Silesia. For more information visit http://www.malgorzataluszczak.com/.