Maria is an artmaker and art researcher. Currently she is interested in the notion of walking - both as an aesthetic practice and as an important element in her own collaborative practice, where the work is most often grounded in walking. She is also researching philosophies and theories of place, finding the idea of place a more and more urgent and compelling concept as network culture links us to other places across the globe and upsets our commonsense of begin in one place at one time.

In 2009 she completed her Ph.D thesis titled, Uncertain Practices Unsitely Aesthetics at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Maria is a post-doctoral fellow at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Her book Unsitely Aesthetics is forthcoming (2012) with Errant Bodies Press.
She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia, though she walks wherever she is.  

Mapping as Walking in Balat and Fener is a project made in Istanbul as part of the workshop "Mapping as Walking" conducted by Roberley Bell and Ayse Coskun Orlandi,



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