Caterina Benincasa (Italy)
Caterina obtained her degree in Physics & Philosophy (UK) and specialised in Aesthetics & Theory of Contemporary Art (Spain), History of Science (Spain) and World Heritage Studies (Germany). She is particularly interested in issues concerning art and science practices, the interface of epistemology and aesthetics, and questions relating to scientific rationality, artistic research and societal engagement. She has been visiting lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari (Italy), researcher in Contemporary Visual Art (France), researcher in Neuroaesthetics at Don Gnocchi Foundation (Italy), and recently worked for the ‘Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space’ research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Germany). In 2010 she co-founds Polyhedra.eu, for which she serves as director and treasurer. In 2013 she co-founds Innovate Heritage: Conversations between Arts & Heritage, a research platform aimed at fostering dialogue and knowledge exchange between the arts and heritage.
“Introduction”, Innovate Heritage: Conversations Between Arts & Heritage [preprint] 2015
Rodrigo Pérez García (Spain)
Rodrigo is a chemist interested in tangential points of the arts and science, especially within Nanotechnology & Renewable Energy, Turblence Dynamics, Neuroscience, Music, Visual Art and Literature. Currently working at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces (Germany), he holds a Masters in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (The Netherlands) and has conducted research residencies in Bristol (UK), Perugia (Italy) and Kyoto (Japan). Co-founder of Polyhedra, Rodrigo coordinates and implements multi-disciplinary events, catalysing connections between local realities and global culture.
Federico Rinaldi (Italy)
Federico is currently studying History of Art Università degli Studi Roma Tre. He joined Polyhedra in 2012 and is now developing Polyhedra’s online library whilst being in charge of the activities at our Headquarters. Some of the awesome projects he’s working on will soon be featured on our website!
Matilde Flori (Italy)
Trained as a philosopher, Geneva-based creative writer Matilde, with her terrific talent for Fashion and passion for the Contemporary Art scene, has been contributing to Polyhedra’s publication and activities since 2011.
Dayal C. Strub (UK)
Dayal’s always been particularly fond of both the fine arts and mathematics, and is interested in the similarities that one encounters by thinking of them both as expressions of abstract thought, or the laws of nature. Dayal recently finished his PhD in mathematics at the University of Warwick (U.K.). Before that he studied in Bristol (U.K.), Copenhagen (DK) and Brussels (BE). Needless to say, he also enjoys learning languages. [web]
Lidewij Wiersma (Netherlands)
Lidewij is a veterinarian/pathologist/virologist/immunologist. She studied and worked at the University of Bristol (UK), l’Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d’Alfort in Paris (France), University of Utrecht (Netherlands), Robert Koch Institute in Berlin (Germany) and Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam (Netherlands), where she is currently completing her PhD.