Visiting Professorships for Viktor Bedö and Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
Viktor Bedö has a background in philosophy and street game design. He is crafting care-based and more-than-human imaginaries of urban tech futures. His research practice is concerned with making- and fiction-based design methods invested in the hard work of imagining urban futures: exposing friction between city-scale infrastructure and idiosyncratic, situated street-level experience, probing the shift from human-centred to more-than-human design methods, and critically conceptualising scale domains in scaling up urban processes. Viktor joint the Critical Media Lab before in the project Thinking Toys for Commoning, and is now continuing his research at the lab on Scaling Material Urban Commons.
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an artist, media practitioner, researcher, and writer. Incorporating diverse media, creative technologies and research, he produces works for large-scale installation and live performance to address contemporary issues of environment and ecology, migration, race and decoloniality. He holds a PhD in Artistic Research and Sound Studies from Leiden University, The Netherlands (2017), and a Master of Arts degree in New Media from Aarhus University, Denmark, after graduating from SRFTI, India’s prestigious national film school. At the CML, Budhaditya will elaborate a project on Critical Listening to the Global South.