About

making, teaching, researching

My work is provoked by confusion between disciplines. For many years, I have been troubled by the miscommunication and silos of information, in particular between the fields of art, design, technology and the humanities. The challenges we face require collaboration between engineers who can make things work, artists who can push the limits of the possible, and analysts who can relentlessly critique the complex systems we operate in. I often taken on the role of a go-between, a catalyst working in the interstices between disciplines, people and institutions. Between material and conceptual realms. Between technology that is born and that which is made. Between past and future alternatives.

Originally trained in Anthropology and Philosophy, I have spent the past 10 years working in the field of digital media and media arts education, as well as cultivating a collaborative studio practice of cross-media projects such as interactive installations, digital crafts, animation, game design, creative writing and facilitating workshops. My practice revolves around fostering forms of resistance and pressure points to act in the face of social inequalities and impending ecological disasters.

Currently, I am exploring building temporary pedagogical spaces and tactical interventions in public discourse with inflatable sculptures.

shailoh@studiobabel.nl

+31 (0)630161205

Derde Kostverlorenkade 35 / 1054  TS Amsterdam

Some current projects include:

Critical Making consortium 

Save the date for our symposium 9 & 10 May 2019!

The Patent Liberation Front
mining forgotten inventions

Kaba Kopya
documenting the pedagogical spaces of peace academics in Turkey

Tools for Action
interventions with inflatables

Salwa Foundation
building an informal arts education community for people who are new in the Netherlands

***website currently under construction***