Ms. Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou

Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou is a PhD candidate at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris (EHESS). Her dissertation considers the subterranean imaginary in contemporary art, especially in the case of nuclear spaces. From underground shelters to mines and radioactive waste repositories, her research analyses cultural and artistic interpretations of the underground as a site of both infinite possibilities and fearful containment.
She has been involved in different projects around nuclear technologies within the Environmental Humanities Center. In 2017 she co-organised Nuclear Waste Weeks and more recently she co-edited the special issue of Kunstlicht Nuclear Aesthetics. She will be affiliated researcher at the CLUE+ Research Institute (cluster Paradigms of Creativity) in fall 2019 for three months and take part in the activities of the Environmental Humanities Center, namely through the organisation of an excursion to the Dutch nuclear waste facility Covra and the lecture ‘‘Are we Plastic? Art and Thinking after Plastic’’ by Dr Ingrid Halland.

She completed her undergraduate studies in the Department of Theory and History of Art in the Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece. Subsequently she received her MA in aesthetics at the University Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. In 2018 she held a fellowship at Carleton University, Canada. Her research interests are: post-1945 art and aesthetics, philosophy of science and technology, theories of temporality and the intersections of art and ecology.

Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou