Iliana Metaxa

Secretopia Researcher

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Hi, my name is Iliana and I come from Athens. At Mediamatic, I am doing research for the Secretopia program which is centered around bodily secretions in art, design and science as well as other socially contested topics. I will be writing blog posts around these issues, hoping to share alternative perspectives and to destigmatize taboos through creating more open narratives. 

My academic background is in literature, theater and culture and I am currently expanding my (academic and not only) pursuits by exploring the intersections amongst arts and culture, politics, space and lived experience, hence my doing a Master’s in Arts and Society at Utrecht University. I am interested in examining cultural and sociopolitical phenomena through the lens of critical theory and philosophy with a gravitation towards post-structuralist, postmodernist and feminist thinking. 

I am fascinated by cultural spaces and manifestations with an experimental character that promote alternative ways of learning, co-living, and enjoying oneself through meaningful but also playful engagement with artistic practices and happenings. I am happy to be involved in the realization of such cultural projects here at Mediamatic, whose experimental character and communal atmosphere inspires activities that are inclusive, conscious and challenging in nature. 

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