Mindfulness Engineering in Action

With increasing flow of information, our inner state of equilibrium is continuously challenged. We are confronted to identify ways in order to avoid this rapidly growing Notification Universe. Our behaviour is becoming faster and we feel we may be losing something precious along the way. Granted, with Mindfulness Engineering in Action, the artists are trying to create a place for digital literacy challenging our collective behaviour on the go. Indeed, this project integrates the rapidly growing trend of Internet of Things and Smart Cities to show that in reality we must move toward the INTERNET OF WE. In this project, the collective would like to purposefully create a space for fundamental questions on the direction of human relationships and their importance, with health benefits of having designed moments of Mindfulness in all walks of our lives.

Dr. Shima Beigi is the founder of Mindfulness Engineering, a STEM research scientist, an artist and a leadership coach. During her PhD at the University of Bristol, she developed Mindfulness Engineering and put forward a new approach in engineering and design that integrates neuroscience, human emotions and complexity of our systems with engineering. For the past two years she has extended her research in collaboration with Dr. Marios Kyriazis, in order to develop anti-ageing ambiences to fight against degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer, Dementia and Cancer. As of June 2017, she has been working on developing a Mobile Application for Brussels Smart Cities.

Zahra Zavareh is a sculptor and an artist working in Tehran, focusing on several forms of media. She mainly works in sculpting, and has participated in many group exhibitions. Since 2001, her work has been exhibited in shows such as The 5th Tehran Sculpture (2007), Three Generations of Iranian Sculptors (2010), and Art Habens art review (2015). Video installations have been shown in Limited Access Four and Five(2013-2014) and the Stockholm Fringe Festival (2017). During the last couple of years she has been heavily involved in the photographic project www.urialimage.com.

Project title: Mindfulness Engineering in Action
Materials: Mixed media
Dimensions: n/a
Construction Year: 2017

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