Moritz is an architect and maker, an interaction designer and researcher exploring the notion of architecture within digitally mediated urban spaces.
He has been invited to create artistic projects in the context of his research, such as the interactive installation for the anniversary of the UCLVirtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation doctoral centre (VEIV). In collaboration with Nina Valkanova, the Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard (SCSD) – a situated feedback device – has been invited to the media façade festivals Viva Cidade Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Further this project was produced for the Connecting Cities Network and showed during the Ars Electronica Festival 2014 in Linz, Austria and during the European Capital of Cultures festivities in Riga, Latvia.
Previously Moritz worked as a research associate at the Space Group (UCL The Bartlett) joining the ‘Screens in the Wild’ research project. In collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham interactive and networked public displays were implemented in communities around London and Nottingham. The aim is to explore the potential of networked urban screens by connecting and engaging communities and thus enhancing social cohesion.
In his PhD at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies (UCL London) he is currently looking at social interactions and spatial configurations in technology mediated urban spaces. Through deploying situated feedback technology in the built environment and in particular connecting to media facades. He explores the potential of collaborative spaces that enhance participation in communities.
Before joining the MSc Adaptive Architecture and Computation course at UCL The Bartlett Moritz was working for an architectural practice in Berlin. Prior to this, he gained a MSc in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Technical University Berlin.