Lozana is a London-based communications designer and researcher with interests in information design, publishing and networked cultures. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image and her research is part of an AHRC-funded collaboration between London South Bank University and Rhizome in New York. Lozana holds a BA (Hons) in Studio Art with concentrations in Graphic Design and Art History from Adelphi University, New York (US), and an MA in Book Design from the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK). Lozana has been a visiting lecturer at the American University in Bulgaria, the University of Reading, and most recently the University of the West of England, giving talks and workshops on digital publication design and independent and experimental publishing practices. In her professional practice, Lozana has over five years of experience working in communications and digital design agencies, both in London and New York. She is also co-founder and editor of independent publisher Inland Editions.
Previous studies into the history of printed communications and digital media, as well as practical experience in the fields of digital design and information architecture led Lozana to her current research interest in the impact of digital technologies on how we produce, distribute, consume and ultimately store and archive information. And more specifically – what are the implications for exhibiting, experiencing, documenting and preserving art and cultural projects, created directly as a result of or in response to new media, the internet and networked environments.
Lozana’s research work at CSNI aims to address questions relating to accessibility, performativity and user interaction/participation in the context of the archive of born-digital art. A qualitative study of Rhizome’s online archive of net art will set out the parameters for this practice-based research project.
Lozana’s PhD is a collaborative practice-based PhD between LSBU/CSNI and Rhizome, and supported by the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2016.