Eduardo Cassina (Móstoles/Spain, 1986) is an architect and urban sociologist trained in the United Kingdom, Portugal, The Netherlands and China. He has worked as a researcher and exhibition designer for the Guggenheim museums in Venice and New York, as well as for the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).
After working as an urban researcher for Goldsmiths, he moved to Moscow to join the Strelka Institute, where he continued his exploration of representation of urban data in new and innovative ways. In 2014 he co-founded METASITU, an art collective researching the urban condition.
During their time at Arc Eduardo Cassina and Dominika Hadelova will explore the theme of borders, blurry lines, in relation to their work. They will discuss subjects such as peripheries, language policies and the concept of ecumenopolis as well as the borderlines between knowing and believing, the ethereal and real, the ancient and present. They are also curious to explore blurry lines present within the creative process, such as the lines between having an idea and not losing faith in the idea, lines between sanity and insanity, lines between a worker and an artist. They will also question the need for creating such borderlines, what problems borderlines present - and whether, in fact, there are any borderlines at all.
During his next residency at Arc Eduardo is joined by Liva Dudareva. Working together under the name METASITU, they are exploring the possibilities of urban degrowth.