—Anastasia Kubrak is a designer & researcher based in Rotterdam. In her work she focuses on social and political implications of emerging technologies.


She works as a researcher in R&D department at Het Nieuwe Instituut, 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 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, Nichons-nous dans l’Internet and in Notes on Ghosts, Disputes and Killer Bodies, DAE #tvclerici reader.



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She graduated from Sandberg Instituut with a project

User-Agent: If everything is so smooth, why am I so sad?,

in which she investigates the meaning of being a human User

in current technological infrastructures. You can read full

text here.


She lectures and gives talks, such as this one at Hackers & Designers Summer Talks 2018. Among other things, she presented her board game Reality Miners (2017) at Reloading Technology exhibition, spoke at DAE Research Symposium and gave a workshop in collaboration with Max Dovey at Making Public Domain Summer School in Antwerp.


While website is being updated, you can revisit her older projects

A Guide to Satellite Surveillance (2016) and Unreal Estate (2016). You can also read Luxury & Paranoia, Access & Exclusion:

On Capital and Public Space, written in collaboration with

Sander Manse.




—Freelance Design & Research


She assisted Metahaven with Russian script and narration

for The Sprawl: Propaganda about Propaganda (2015)

and Eurasia (Questions on Happiness) (2018, upcoming).

As a graphic designer, she worked with Het Nieuwe Instituut, MoneyLab / The Institute of Network Cultures, Kirill Savchenkov and Louisa Zahareas, among other clients.


Portfolio available on request.