Julijonas Urbonas
PhD

Julijonas Urbonas is a designer and PhD student in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art.
Since childhood, Julijonas has been working within the field of amusement park development. In 2004, he became a managing director of amusement park in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and had been heading it for three years. Having worked in such field – as an architect and an engineer but also in ways that are creative and critical – he became fascinated by what he's calling the bodily-perceived aesthetics of ‘gravitational theatre’. This experience is unavailable elsewhere, and he became intrigued by this under-developed topic. Since then the topic has been at the core of his creative life, from artistic work to scholarly articles (including his MA thesis ‘Mediated Euphoria’). Most recently this interest has matured into the unique and paradigm-shifting topic of Gravitational Aesthetics, which is the broader conceptual framework in which ‘gravitational theatre’ is performed.
In his leisure time, he explores alternative aesthetics of new technologies and gives lectures on this topic. Julijonas lives and works in London and Vilnius.




PROJECTS
GRAVITATIONAL AESTHETICS: an exploration of the interplay between gravity, aesthetics and technologies
Emancipation Kit
Euthanasia Coaster

CONTACT
www.julijonasurbonas.lt
julijonas.urbonas@rca.ac.uk