Petros Babasikas’ work explores public space in the Mediterranean Metropolis and the networked city. He is founding partner of Drifting City, a collaborative based in Athens, working in Architecture, Digital Media and Public Space. He teaches design & theory at Patras University, researching crisis urbanism, post-industrial landscapes, walkscapes, ghost images and extreme comfort residences. He has realized design, installation, research and curatorial projects worldwide, including Catch the Light, a public space project and interactive art exhibit for the Athens Olympics; ELIKA Gallery in Athens; the first-prize redesign of Kapnergati Square in Kavala; the webpage and interactive garden dreamgrove.org (Webby Award 2009); Drip, a pavilion for the London Olympics that grows as it self destructs; the River Project, a commissioned design for the transformation of the Onassis Cultural Centre lobby into an infoscape; and Rock, a sonic garden for the Santozeum Museum. He has participated as co-curator, and coordinator, since 2011, at various iterations of the Depression Era Project, a collective storytelling experiment on the urban and social landscape of the Greek Crisis. An associate member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, Petros studied Architecture and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and received his MArch from Princeton University.
Chrissoula Voulgari was trained as an artist. She studied photography and multimedia in Athens. She was a member of the press & multimedia bureau of ATHENS 2004, documenting the preparation and events of the Athens Olympics. Her photos have been featured in international festivals and in group shows in Arles, the Bozar and the Benaki Museum. She documents local traces, captures ghost-images and designs online storytelling projects. She is founding member and art director of Drifting City and of the online branding and design agency Mind the Map: her work there includes the webpage/interactive garden dreamgrove.org; ‘Drip’, a public pavilion commissioned by the Mayor of London; the design of the online journal Greek Wine World, and the Depression Era Project website, of which she is a member and co-curator.