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—Anastasia Kubrak (RU, 1993) is a designer & researcher based in Rotterdam, NL. In her work she focuses on social, political and environmental implications of emerging technologies.
She holds MA in Visual Strategies from Sandberg Instituut (2016—2018) and BA from Man & Communication department at Design Academy Eindhoven (2012—2016, cum laude). Her work has been exhibited by Bureau Europa (2019), the Science Gallery Dublin (2019), The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial (2018), Seoul Mediacity Biennale (2018), 'Error. Would you like to continue?' Gdynia Design Days (2018), Chamount Biennale de Design Graphique (2017), #TV Clerici / Salone de Mobile Milano (2017), WORM (2017), VanAbbemuseum Eindhoven (2014), Onomatopee (2014) and Baltan Laboratories (2013). Her writing has been published by The Institute of Network Cultures, The SITE Magazine, Nichons-nous dans l’Internet, ARCH+, Notes on Ghosts, Disputes and Killer Bodies — DAE #tvclerici reader. and in the upcoming book 'Design Dedication: Apaptive Mentalities in Design Education (Valiz, 2020).
She graduated from Sandberg Instituut with a project
User-Agent: If everything is so smooth, why am I so sad?,
that reflects on political implications of being a human User within urban technological infrastructures. You can read the full text of the publication here.
Sometimes she gives talks, for example, this one at Hackers & Designers Summer Talks 2018. Her speculative board game Reality Miners won the 1st prize in the Student Competition of the Chamount Biennale de Design Graphique (2017), and she also presented the game at Reloading Technology exhibition in TAC Eindhoven (2018). She spoke at DAE Research Symposium (2017) and gave a workshop titled 'Kremlim, Uber and Blockchain: Walking Along the Geofence' in collaboration with Max Dovey at Making Public Domain Summer School in Antwerp (2017).
While website is being updated, you can visit some of the older projects: A Guide to Satellite Surveillance (2016) that brought her nomination for 'The Best of Dutch Design Week 2016' award, and Unreal Estate (2016). You can also read Luxury & Paranoia, Access & Exclusion: On Capital and Public Space, written in collaboration with Sander Manse.
—Freelance Graphic Design & Research
She assisted Metahaven with Russian script and narration
for The Sprawl: Propaganda about Propaganda (2015)
and Eurasia (Questions on Happiness) (2018).
Portfolio available on request.