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Tincuta Heinzel (PhD) is Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University (UK). Following Textile Arts and Cultural Anthropology studies in Cluj (Romania), Tincuta completed her PhD in Aesthetics and Arts Sciences at Paris 1 University Panthèon-Sorbonne (France) in 2012 with a thesis on electronic and reactive textiles’ aesthetics and fabrication processes. Artist, designer and curator, she is interested in the relationship between arts and technosciences. Her artistic production focuses on electronic textiles and interactive installations and engages the ways in which technologies can be diverted in order to bring into the light their common places and potentialities. She initiated, curated and/or coordinated several projects, such as “Artists in Industry” (Bucharest, 2011-2013), “Haptosonics” (Oslo, 2012-2013), “Repertories of (in)discreetness” (Cologne, Budapest, Bucharest, 2013-2015) and “Attempts, Failures, Trails and Errors” (Bergen, Bucharest, 2017-2018). She worked on a series of research projects related to the integration of electronic textiles in smart environments at Berlin University of the Arts (Germany) and Nottingham Trent University (UK) and hold research positions at Cornell University (USA), KHM - Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Germany), ZKM – Centre for Media Arts, Karlsruhe (Germany).