IVSA Technology Advisor
Visual multitasker, social media guru, and research-based artist, Sylvia Kouveli is known for feminist work related to gender, illness, and public space intervention. With a background in documentary photography and video, she often adopts visual or sensory methodologies (sound walks, collaging, “River of Life”) for her work.
She holds a Masters in Visual Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London and has been a member of the IVSA since 2018. Since then, she has presented work at IVSA Conferences in University of Evry Paris-Saclay, the 2021 Virtual Conference, and MMU Nairobi, and has contributed to the cover of Visual Studies journal, Vol. 38, 3-4.
She is passionate about raising social issues on public platforms (online and offline) and making social research accessible to the general public.
Some examples of her work include “#bOObs”, a photo-based project that aims to normalize the diversity of chests and educate on breast cancer; “But you don’t look ill”, an exploration of social stigma among women with IBD in England; Holding Patterns, a collaborative documentary project that showcases the lives of 22 women across 14 countries during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic;