Dr Marina Hadjilouca is a lecturer in Performance Design at Rose Bruford College. She is a practising performance designer, working extensively in Europe and the UK. Marina is also the co-artistic director of Schedia, a design studio in Cyprus, who, through a transdisciplinary practice, engage with local communities and develop strategies for the use of public spaces.
Design for Theatre and Performance
PhD in Arts and Humanities (thesis title: ‘The Social Turn: The Performance Designer as Trigger for Active Co-existence’) – Royal College of Art
MA in Narrative Environments – Central Saint Martins, UAL
BA (Hons) in Theatre Design for Performance – Central Saint Martins, UAL
Member of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)
Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)
Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD)
Cyprus Centre of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (CYCSTAT)
As a practitioner, Marina creates scenographic interventions in contested public spaces, and design sets and costumes for the theatre. Visual dramaturgy is a dominant element within Marina’s practice. She works on all scales, grand and small, and has collaborated with major theatre organisations in the UK, Cyprus and Greece, including Arcola’s Grimeborn Festival, the National Theatre of Cyprus and the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama.
Hadjilouca, M. and Panayides, O. (2017). Branding collective actions: The analysis of visual semiotics used by active groups within the south walled city of Nicosia, Cyprus. ICSVC Conference Proceedings. Cyprus.
Hadjilouca, M. (2015). Enhancing Active Co-existence in Contested Public Spaces, Through Co-creation and Social Engagement. Track 17. 11th European Academy of Design Conference Proceedings.
Conferences and Symposia:
Hadjilouca, M. (2020). Moderator for panel discussion and round table discussion. Together / Apart: Going New Places. [online].
Hadjilouca, M. (2020). Panel speaker. The Observation Nest Talks. Tate Exchange. London.
Hadjilouca, M. (2019). Social Engagement and Active Co-Existence. d + ID Symposium. London: University of Greenwich.
Hadjilouca, M. (2019). Workshop on Performance Design Methods. COLLISIONS Research Festival. [online]. London: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Hadjilouca, M. (2019). The Role of the Performance Designer Towards Triggering Active Co-Existence. Transformations: Arts, Cities, Mobility, Products, Services, Technology. London: Royal College of Art.
Hadjilouca, M. (2017). Branding collective actions: The analysis of visual semiotics used by active groups within the south walled city of Nicosia, Cyprus. 3rd ICSVC Conference Cyprus University of Technology. Cyprus.
Hadjilouca, M. (2017). Performance Design and Social Engagement. PQ Porous Borders Symposium. Prague.
Hadjilouca, M. (2017). Presentation at the Doctoral Consortium. NORDES, 7th Nordic Design Research Conference.
Hadjilouca, M. (2015). Enhancing Active Co-existence in Contested Public Spaces, Through Co-creation and Social Engagement. Track 17. 11th European Academy of Design Conference.
Agonistic politics and scenographic manifestations; performance design as radical intervention; urbanism; public art; privatised public spaces; conflictual aesthetics.