Irini Papadimitriou

Title: Programme Manager, Digital Programmes
Department: Learning and Interpretation

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MozEx Tate and V&A collaboration at Mozilla Festival

MozEx book _high res pages

MozEx is a digital art exhibition curated by the digital learning teams at both the Tate and the V&A, taking place at MozFest, Mozilla’s annual celebration of the diverse, creative internet community and the greater open Internet movement. The MozEx exhibit explores links between art, society, and the digital world. Created by both individual practitioners and cross-disciplinary collaborations, […]

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Maker Assembly is heading to Manchester!


Maker Assembly – produced in association with V&A Digital Programmes and Lighthouse – is a critical gathering about maker cultures, which launched a year ago at the V&A. Sessions have taken place in Belfast, Sheffield and coming up next is Maker Assembly Manchester, which will take place Saturday, 12th November at MadLab, in conjunction with […]

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Digital Design Weekend 2016

Digital Design Weekend 2015

September is fast approaching and so is London Design Festival and the Digital Design Weekend! Now in its sixth year, the Digital Design Weekend will bring together again over a hundred artists, designers, engineers, technologists and of course the public to celebrate and share contemporary digital art and design, take part in interactive installations and labs, […]

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V&A and Tate Digital Learning teams come together for MozEx


The Digital Programmes team at the V&A has joined Tate Digital Learning to curate MozEx, an art exhibition with a 21st-century twist at Mozilla Festival (MozFest). MozFest is an annual celebration of the diverse, creative internet community and the greater open Internet movement. People from across the globe gather together and discuss, debate, create and […]

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GUEST BLOG: Digital Design Drop-in: The Invisible Labs

Invisible Health Data

On Saturday 30 April, Bhavani Esapathi, founder of The Invisible Labs – a social tech initiative helping those with incurable, invisible diagnosis live better lives – was invited to take part in our monthly Digital Design Drop-In programme and share her work with the public. In this post, Bhavani discusses the projects presented at the […]

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Is Innovation just for the Tech sector and NOT for the Arts?

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This is a guest post by Bhavani Esapathi, a Writer & Speaker on Digital Innovation within the Cultural Sector. Bhavani was invited to host a discussion about innovation as part of the Digital Design Weekend 2015. So we ventured out for a whole weekend to talk about innovation during the Digital Design Weekend via the project Designing […]

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Digital Design Weekend 2015

Prototyping marathon, Digital Futures UKMX, Centro de Cultura Digital

The Digital Programmes’ big annual event as part of LDF is back and after months of planning and a few frantic weeks of preparations, we are looking forward to some exciting events this coming Saturday and Sunday. This year’s theme and projects are focussing on citizen design, engagement and participation and it all started in Mexico! […]

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A report from Digital Futures and Rebooting the Digital Commons

openFrameworks lab by Hellicar & Lewis

It has been nearly three years since our first Digital Futures meetup at the V&A; the programme was initiated in 2012 as an open platform for displaying and discussing work by researchers, artists, designers, companies and other professionals working with art, technology, design, science and beyond.  The Digital Futures sessions have been bringing together people from different backgrounds and disciplines with a view to generating future […]

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Paper Playscapes


The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire  is fast approaching and we are very excited to be presenting Paper Playscapes, the winning project from our open call commission. Paper Playscapes is an open-ended installation representing a landscape in movement, one made and played collaboratively by the designers and the visitors. Its vocabulary is based on […]

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Digital Design Weekend events you shouldn’t miss this year!

AIR by The Unseen © The Unseen, London

London Design Festival is coming back to the V&A soon and with it our annual Digital Design Weekend! The museum will be filled with activities for the curious, designers, students, hackers, makers and families and it is also a chance to see LDF’s installations before the end of the festival. Now in it’s fourth year, […]

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