Joana Chicau is a graphic designer, researcher and coder, with a background in choreography and performance.
Her methodolgy explores how design and coding practices interfere deeper with interface design and information displays — when considering choreographic thinking, embodiment and new movement perception possibilities.
She privileges the use of Free-Libre Open Source software, and projects are delivered across multiple media: websites and online platforms, to printed books and publications, performative events and space design.
She collaborates with various international practitioners in the fields of art, design and technology on both commissioned and self-initiated projects. Recent collaborations include The Slow Research Lab and Hackers&Designers in Amsterdam, Replica.Institute in Berlin and Constantvzw.org in Brussels.
She is a an associate lecturer at UAL Creative Computing Institute and Graphic/Media Design at London College of Communication. She has been tutoring and facilitating workshops in various institutions: Willem de Kooning Academy, ArtEZ University of the Arts department of Interior Architecture; Integrated Digital Media at New York University, Digital Aesthetics and Software Studies at Aarhus University to name a few.
She is a member of Varia.Zone, center for everyday technology and co-founder of Netherlands Coding Live.
Colophon: typefaces 'Montaga' by Alejandra Rodriguez 'Gudea' by Agustina Mingote; webdesign by Joana Chicau; website hosted @Greenhost.