Dr Marina Hadjilouca the Programme Director for Design for Performance (BA Hons) at Rose Bruford College. Marina is a Cypriot performance designer and academic based in London. Her practice lies in the synergy between social art practice and performance design.
Design for 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
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. (2021). ‘The Use of Scenographic Interventions for Social Engagement in Contested Public Spaces: The Case of the South Walled City of Nicosia’, in Palinhos, J., González Cubero, J. & Pinto, L. (eds.) Dramatic Architectures: Theatre and Performing Arts in Motion. Porto: CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo, CESAP/ESAP, pp. 273-286.
Hadjilouca, M. (2023). ‘Performance Design as Intervention of Social Change’, PQ 2023. Holešovice Market, 8-18 June. Prague, Czechia.
Hadjilouca, M. (2021). ‘Demonstrations and Scenographics’, TaPRA Conference 2021: Scenography Working Group. Liverpool Hope University, 6-10 September. Liverpool.
Hadjilouca, M. (2021). ‘The Role of the Performance Designer in the Contested Urban Realm’, IFTR Conference 2021: Theatre and Architecture Working Group. National University of Ireland, 12-16 July. Galway, Ireland.
Hadjilouca, M. (2020). ‘Together/Apart: Going New Places’, Parallel Sessions. 14 May. [Online].
Hadjilouca, M. (2019). ‘The Role of the Performance Designer towards Triggering Active Co-Existence’, Collisions Research Festival. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 2-3 October. London.
Hadjilouca, M. (2019). ‘The Role of the Performance Designer towards Triggering Active Co-Existence’, Transformation – Arts <> Cities <> Mobility <> Products <> Services</> Technology. Royal College of Art, 4 July. London.
Hadjilouca, M. (2017). ‘Branding collective actions: The analysis of Visual Semiotics used by active groups within the south walled city of Nicosia, Cyprus’, ICSVC Conference. Cyprus University of Technology, November 3-5. Lemesos, Cyprus.
Hadjilouca, M. (2017). ‘Performance Design and Social Engagement’, Porous Borders Symposium. 13 October. Prague, Czechia.
Hadjilouca, M. (2017). ‘Performance Design and Social Engagement Towards Triggering Active Co-Existence’, Doctoral Consortium at NORDES. AHO, 17 June. Oslo, Norway.
Hadjilouca, M. (2015). ‘Enhancing Active Co-Existence in Contested Public Spaces, Through Co-Creation and Social Engagement’, European Academy of Design Conference. Paris Descartes University, April 22-24. Paris, France.
Hadjilouca, M. & Panayides, O. (2017). ICSVC Conference. Cyprus University of Technology, November 3-5. Lemesos, Cyprus.
Hadjilouca, M. (2015). European Academy of Design Conference. Paris Descartes University, April 22-24. Paris, France.
Performance design; scenographic practices; socially engaged practices; public sphere; post-conflict spaces; post-colonial practices; practice research.