Cristina Cochior

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Cristina Cochior is a researcher and designer. She is a member of the everyday technology collective Varia, as well as part of the tutor team in the Hacking department of the Willem de Kooning Academie and in the Experimental Publishing department of the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Her work revolves around situated software, and poetics and politics of computational logic, with a focus on digital knowledge organisation and transmission. Together with other members of Varia, she works on collective, non-extractive digital infrastructures. With Jara Rocha and Karl Moubarak, she is currently part of a research group around digital discomfort. Recent projects she’s been part of include VLTK – Vernacular Language Toolkit, Digital Solidarity Networks, and Bots as Digital Infrapunctures. (2022)

She graduated in Visual Communication from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BA, 2010-13) and Media Design and Communication from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (MA, 2014-16). She is based in Rotterdam.