1. Sandra Benites (Guarani name, Ara Rete) was born in Porto Lindo, a village in Japorã, Mato Grosso do Sul—2. Ángela Bonadies is a Venezuelan artist whose work considers memory, urban space, the archive and the nature of photographic image—3. Ayse Çavdar, PHD, is a columnist and scholar and lives and works between Istanbul and Duisburg—Christopher Cozier is a Trinidad based writer, curator and artist who works across mediums— notably drawing, printmaking, video and installation—4. Angela Dimitrakaki is a writer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh—5. Miquel Martí Freixas is a film programmer, teacher and critic specialized in non-fiction and contemporary cinema—6. Jorge Garcia is a member of the Earth Timekeepers group, and the President of the Center for Social Sustainable Systems (CESOSS)—7. Mierle Laderman Ukeles is an artist. In 1977 she became the official, unsalaried Artist-in-Residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation—a position she still holds—8. Pablo Lafuente is a curator and writer and coordinator of the education programme for the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil—9. Las Nietas de Nonó is comprised of sisters Lydela and Michel from Puerto Rico. They work at the intersection of theater, performance, dance, visual art, activism, ecology, and emancipatory education—10. Lucy R. Lippard is a writer/activist/sometime curator, and author of 24 books on contemporary art activism, feminism, and place— 11. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Ph.D., is an independent art curator and biotechnologist. He is founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin—12. Ana Pato is a Brazilian curator and researcher. She was curator of the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil—Koleka Putuma is an award-winning poet and theatre practitioner living in Cape Town, South Africa—13. Megha Ralapati manages the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago which supports artists across the city and internationally—14. Suely Rolnik is a Brazilian psychoanalyst, writer, curator and a professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP)—15. Wisława Szymborska (2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012) was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature—16. Juergen Teller is a German artist and fine-art and fashion photographer—17. Yorgos Tzirtzilakis is an architect, theorist and curator. He is an Associate Professor at the Architecture, University of Thessaly—Marina Vishmidt is a writer and editor. She teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London and at the Dutch Art Institute. Continue reading.

Sandra Benites (Guarani name, Ara Rete) was born in Porto Lindo, a village in Japorã, Mato Grosso do Sul. A mother of four children, a curator and teacher of indigenous issues, she has been a member of the Guarani and Tupinikin Indigenous Association (AITG), and a pedagogical coordi- nator of indigenous education for the town of Maricá, RJ.
Ángela Bonadies is an artist whose work considers memory, urban space, the archive and the photographic image from the perspective of photography. In 2018 she received the MAEC-AECID grant from the Real Academia de España in Rome, Italy where she currently lives.
Ayse Çavdar is a columnist and scholar. In 2014 she completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled “The Loss of Modesty: The Adventure of Muslim Family from Neighborhood
to Gated Community” at the European University of Viadrina (supported by Global Prayers Project initiated by MetroZones). She co-edited Media and Security Sector Oversight, Limits, and Possibilities (2009 with Volkan Aytar) and The State of Exception in an Exceptional City (2013 with Pelin Tan).
Christopher Cozier is a writer, curator and artist who works across mediums—notably drawing, printmaking, video and installation. He lives and works in Trinidad, where he is a co-coordinator of Alice Yard, a space for creative experiment, collaboration, and improvisation. Cozier is a Prince Claus Award laureate from 2013.
Angela Dimitrakaki is a writer of theory and fiction and Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Edinburgh where she co-directs the MSc in Modern and Contemporary Art and The Global Contemporary Research Group.
Miquel Martí Freixas (Blogs&Docs) is a film programmer, teacher and critic specialized in non-fiction and contemporary cinema. He lives and works in Barcelona.
Jorge Garcia is a member of the Earth Timekeepers group. A Senior Programmer for El Centro de la Raza at the University of New Mexico, he is part of the Hermandad de Danzantes Aztecas-Chichimecas de Nuevo Mexico, and a member of the Red Wolf Society of Dancers. He has been involved in the Indigenous Continental Movement for over two decades.
Mierle Laderman Ukeles is an artist. In 1977 she became the official, unsalaried Artist-in-Residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation—a position she still holds. Her most recent exhibition was a fifty-year career survey at the Queens Museum, NYC.
Pablo Lafuente is an editor and educator based in Rio de Janeiro. He works as coordinator of the education programme for the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. He was recently part of the curatorial teams of Dja Guata Porã: Rio de Janeiro indígena at the Museu de Arte do Rio (2017–18), and the 31st Bienal de São Paulo (2014).
Las Nietas de Nonó is comprised of sisters Lydela and Michel from Puerto Rico. They work at the intersection of theater, performance, dance, visual art, activism, ecology, and emancipatory education. Practices found in their neighborhood such as the expansion of ancestral knowledge, the exchange of produce grown locally and the re-use of found materials for artistic projects led to the creation Patio Taller in their paternal grandparents’ former house.
Lucy R. Lippard is a writer/activist/sometime curator, and author of 24 books on contemporary art activism, feminism, and place. She lives off the grid in rural New Mexico, where for 20 years she has edited the monthly community newsletter, El Puente de Galisteo.
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Ph.D., is an independent art curator and biotechnologist. Founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin and editor-in-chief of SAVVY Journal for critical texts on contemporary African art, he was recently curator-at-large for documenta 14 and is now guest curator of the 2018 Dak’Art Biennale as well as guest professor in curatorial studies at the Städelschule Frankfurt.
Ana Pato is a Brazilian curator and researcher, who holds a PhD in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo and now dedicates her research to the relations between contemporary art, archives and memory. She was chief-curator of the 3rd Bahia Biennale (2014) and associate researcher at the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (2015).
Koleka Putuma is an award-winning poet and theatre practitioner living in Cape Town, South Africa. In both her theatrical and poetic work Putuma insists on modes of visibility and offers a space for healing. Her writing explores the idea of authority in various spaces – academia, religion, politics, relationships – to ask what has been learnt and what must be unlearnt. She is the author of the bestselling collection of poems, Collective Amnesia (uHlanga, 2017).
Megha Ralapati manages the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago which supports artists across the city and internationally. She has initiated key collaborations with community-focused organizations like Project Row Houses in Houston, CRP in France, and ARTPORT Tel Aviv.
Suely Rolnik is a Brazilian psychoanalyst, author of more than 200 essays and many books and translations, curator and professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). While exiled in Paris in the 1970s, she obtained Bachelor and Master degrees in Sociology and Philosophy (Sorbonne Paris 8) and a Master and PhD (D.E.S.S.) in Clinical Human Sciences (Sorbonne – Paris 7). She also obtained a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from PUC-SP after her return.
Wisława Szymborska (2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012) was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Prowent, she later resided in Kraków where she became involved in the local literary scene. Her work has been translated into English and many European languages, as well as into Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Persian and Chinese.
Juergen Teller studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich, before moving to London in 1986. Since, he has successfully navigated both the art world and commercial photography, shooting high profile fashion campaigns for brands such as Celine, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Vivienne Westwood. He currently holds a Professorship of Photography at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg.
Yorgos Tzirtzilakis is an architect, theorist and curator. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly and artistic advisor at DESTE Foundation of Contemporary Art. His work focuses on the intersections between architecture and the visual arts, as well as the relationships between artistic practices, territoriality and psychoanalytic assumptions.
Marina Vishmidt is a writer and editor. She teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London and at the Dutch Art Institute. Her work has appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Ephemera, Afterall, Journal of Cultural Economy, Australian Feminist Studies, and Radical Philosophy, and she is currently completing the monograph Speculation as a Mode of Production (forthcoming in 2018).