© Maria van der Togt
Maria van der Togt (b. 1997) studied architecture, urbanism and building sciences at Delft University of Technology. She is currently studying in the “Studio for Immediate Spaces” at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. In addition to her practical work in the field of videos and spatial installations, she works in the format of theoretical texts.
At the centre of her artistic work and research is the examination of space and spatial configurations. Our cognitive abilities and our characteristics are essentially shaped by the space around us, which is shaped by us and other people. How is this space structured by algorithmic processes and how, in turn, can algorithmic processes that are considered immaterial be experienced physically in spatial manifestations? How do digital environments change us? She is particularly interested in linking the digital with interspecies entanglement and kinship (known through the writings of Donna Haraway).
Maria van der Togt will be able to discuss her work, which is strongly influenced by theory, in an exchange with eminent researchers at Imperial College in London and expand it through new impulses.