Selena Savić

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Selena Savić (1980, Belgrade) is a researcher and trained architect. She joined the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel in 2018, where she is currently head of the Make/Sense PhD programme and lecturer at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures.

She holds a joint PhD from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, having previously completed her studies of media design in Rotterdam and architecture in Belgrade. She was a guest lecturer and an SNSF-funded postdoc fellow at the Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics (ATTP) at the TU Vienna in 2017 and 2018. She co-founded Contour, a journal for interdisciplinary research in architecture, in 2013 and is on the board of Techniques Journal since 2020. She edited two books (Ghosts of Transparency, 2019, and Unpleasant Design, 2013).

Selena Savić established a hybrid design practice and a research agenda that address materiality of data, code and communication. She researches and writes about computational modeling, feminist hacking, and posthuman networks in the context of design and architecture. (2022)

  • editor, with Gordan Savičić, Unpleasant Design, Belgrade: GLORIA, 2013.
  • co-editor, Ghosts of Transparency. Shadows Cast and Shadows Cast Out, Basel: Birkhäuser, 2019. [1]