- 2018 to current
Maria Kuptsova is an architect, artist, researcher and educator. She holds a Master in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC (2013). She has worked as a Project Architect at Cloud9, Enric Ruiz-Geli in Barcelona, developing projects in both architectural and urban scale. Maria has been a part of Advanced Architecture Group at IAAC, as a faculty, researcher, european projects and academic programs coordinator. She has been leading a list of design and research projects at IAAC, teaching and curating both graduate and undegraduate academic programs, moderating and organising international conferences and other public events, as well as participating in a list of festivals and exhibitions. Currently Maria is a PhD candidate, as well as researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Innsbruck, Institute of Urban Design, Synthetic Landscape Lab. In her research and design practice Maria aims to enhance responsive interaction models between designed object, human, biologic and digital systems, implementing a new design logic for spatial interventions.