Joana Chicau [PT/NL] is a graphic designer, coder, researcher - with a background in dance.
Her trans-disciplinary project interweaves web programming languages and environments with choreographic practices. In her practice she researches the intersection of the body with the constructed, designed, programmed environment, aiming at in widening the ways in which digital sciences is presented and made accessible to the public. She has been actively participating and organizing events with performances involving multi-location collaborative coding, algorithmic improvisation, open discussions on gender equality and activism.
Chicau has been tutoring at Willem de Kooning Academy and facilitating workshops and lectures in various schools: Integrated Digital Media at New York University, Digital Aesthetics and Software Studies at Aarhus University to name a few.
She is a member of Varia, in Rotterdam and co-founder of the Netherlands Coding Live.