Artist-in-Residence Program
Marisa Satsia

Soon after her artist residency at CYENS Thinker Maker Space, Marisa was awarded a 6 month scholarship at fabricademy, a new school specialising in textiles, digital fabrication and biology! At the moment she is finishing the first half or her fabricademy journey and so far she has experimented with digital fabrication techniques, biofabricating materials, biochromes, computational couture, technical textiles as scaffold, e-textiles, wearables and open source hardware for turning fibres to fabric. During the second half of the fabricademy program, which will take place from late January until late March, Marisa, is focusing on her final personal project whilst continuing her collaborative independent research, online teaching and instructing.

Ibrahim Ince

Since my residency at CYENS Thinker Maker Space, I have progressed into my master’s in Material and Visual Culture at UCL. As an artist as well as a researcher, CYENS Thinker Maker Space has facilitated a space to transfer my theoretical and creative ideas into making – providing me with a dialectic between theory and practice. Progressing from an interest in archival objects, as seen in The Resident Artists Exhibition, I am now theoretically engaging with Cypriot monuments and cultural heritage; their phenomenology as well as digitisation. I am currently an assistant curator in UCL’s Ethnography Collections, formulating both a digital and a physical exhibition with ethnographic artefacts. Perhaps most importantly, the exposure I have gained as a Resident Artist at CYENS Thinker Maker Space has allowed me to network with other creative individuals interested in technology, art and heritage in Cyprus, opening up potentials for future collaborations.

Dalga Hasmetoglu
My internship at CYENS Thinker Maker Space assisted me to develop my software skills through video editing and content creating for social media platforms. Besides, the technical gear supported by the Thinker Maker Space Media Desk were very facilitative and practical throughout experimenting with media forms. I am currently continuing my studies with a Master of Fine Arts course at the Rome University of Fine Arts. I am looking forward to apply the documenting skills I have developed throughout my internship at the Thinker Maker Space. Apart from from my academic point of view I am applying the knowledge I have gained and explored with social media on various accounts for certain social media platforms. The experience at the Thinker Maker Space has been a splendid gateway to meet amazing artists and to work with several contexts in terms of media.
samples of documentation by Dalga during her internship
Alex Charalambous

During my time as an intern here, I got to learn new 2D and 3D modeling programs. Skills like mechatronics and programming got a revamp, finding use in the real world, while my network circle expanded from strictly academic to the industrial area. Also, my first participation in an exhibition with the v-plotter attracted people to my skill set, giving way to the creation of JustMakeItStudio. JustMakeItStudio is focused on creating blueprints of products from furniture to complex machinery. After having this training and space to work, I managed to move up the ranks from the internship position to a junior technician here at CYENS Thinker Maker Space.

samples of PERSONAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT by ALEX during HIS internship