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Irini Papadimitriou

Irini Papadimitriou

Irini Papadimitriou is a curator, producer and cultural manager, working at the forefront of digital culture. Between roles at the V&A and Watermans, Irini finds time for serial collaborations with the British Council Creative Economy.

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As Digital Programmes Manager at the V&A Irini is responsible for the annual Digital Design Weekend: 3 days of interactive installations, open and collaborative workshops, artists’presentations and talks, showing digital art and design projects and offering audiences the opportunity to meet the artists and makers and explore processes. Themes have included Making and Technology, Gesture and Communication, Collaborations in Art, Design and Science. Irini also runs the monthly Digital Futures: an open lab event for students, researchers and creative industries practitioners, offering a space to network, share innovative projects, but also to nurture discussion and future collaborations between participants.

Irini is also Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans, an arts organisation presenting innovative work and supporting artists working with technology, where she is curating the exhibition programme and an annual digital performance festival. She is also one of the organisers for London’s Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire, a day of making, learning, inventing and tinkering.

Her expertise in the creative economy, and far beyond, mean Irini continues to contribute to Playable Cities (with Watermans), Digital Futures UKMX, Innovation ZA in Johannesburg and much more.