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Brendan Baylor is an artist living in Iowa City, IA. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest, taking in the sights and sounds of the wetlands next to his childhood home. His work explores the liminal space between natural and human worlds via an interdisciplinary approach blending research and art in drawing, print media, installation, and sound. (article)
David Buuck is a writer who lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. An Army of Lovers, co-written with Juliana Spahr, is just out from City Lights, and SITE CITE CITY will be published by Futurepoem in 2014. (article)
Zach Blas is an artist and writer whose work engages technology, queerness, and politics. He is the creator of Facial Weaponization Suite and the art group Queer Technologies, a founding member of The Public School Durham, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo. (article)
Paula Cobo-Guevara is something like a nomad cultural worker. Her main preoccupation and research is on how to build affective bonds and knowledge production based upon displacement, migration; and the precarization of life and affects. She is also interested in the subjectivation processes that come along with social movements. She studied Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute; and holds an MA in Aesthetics from CalArts School of Critical Theory. (article)
duskin drum was made by and by the forest and the sea and the people; duskin is part of the making. born on a small forested island in the salish sea, duskin’s work circulates around and through practices of ecological tuning and detuning. duskin drum is thinking with politics of anthropogenic climate changed, divergent cosmologies, itinerancy, settler subjectivities, and social transformation through collective practices with non-humans and more-than-humans. his current research focuses on ecological aesthetics, environmental justice and petroleum space/time. (article)
Anna Feigenbaum is a writer, researcher and educator working on communication and social change. Her work is concerned with how communication is mediated at sites of struggle–be it by songs, barbed wire fences or pepper spray. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, New Internationalist and South Atlantic Quarterly, among other academic and popular outlets.
Dr Fabian Frenzel is postdoctoral Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Potsdam and lecturer in organization at the School of Management, University of Leicester. His primary research interest is in the political implications of travel, tourism and mobilities. A particular focus has been the study of social movements’ and political activists’ mobility. Frenzel has developed two distinct empirical research areas, the study of slum tourism and the study of protest camps in his own work and in collaboration with colleges in two vibrant research networks. Fabian Frenzel is co-author of the monograph Protest Camps (Zed Books 2013) and co-editor of the edited collections Slum Tourism, Poverty, Power, Ethics (Routledge 2012) and Geographies of Inequality (Routledge 2014).
Sarah Lewison is an artist, essayist and gardener whose interdisciplinary installation, performance and media projects use play, dialogue and symbolic forms of exchange to enact political and affective ecologies. Her work often picks up threads from last century’s repressed attempts to reorder human-non-human relationships. Based in the south-midwest bioregion, where she struggles to collaborate with clayey soil and other non-authoritarian entities, she is currently a member of ‘compass in the Midwest radical culture corridor,’ and a professor at Southern Illinois University.
Patrick McCurdy is Assistant Professor in the Department Communication, University of Ottawa, Canada. His research focuses on the media practices of social movement actors in an age of digital media. Patrick’s work has been published in several academic journals and he is the co-author of Protest Camps (with Anna Feigenbaum and Fabian Frenzel; Zed, 2013). He also recently co-edited two books Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society (eds with Arne Hintz and Benedetta Brevini, Palgrave, 2013) and Mediation and Protest Movements (eds with Bart Cammaerts and Alice Mattoni, Intellect, 2013).
Not An Alternative is a NY-based non-profit research organization that analyzes social movements. We conduct comprehensive research providing insight into the threats to contemporary global power. Our work is made public through white papers, curated exhibitions, and presentation series.
Gabriel Saloman is a Vancouver based artist working in sound, text, visual and time-based practices. He has participated in numerous collaborative projects including Red76, the STAG Library and the Lower Mainland Painting Co. As a musician he has performed internationally as both a soloist and one half of the group Yellow Swans, and currently composes music for contemporary dance. (article)
Heath Schultz is an artist and writer living in Austin, TX. Mostly a researcher who sometimes finds ways to make his thinking public, he is interested in understanding the relationship between radical politics and cultural production, and struggles to balance a practice between activism, production, and theorizing.
Michael W. Wilson is an artist/filmmaker currently living in the SF Bay Area.
Artist Olga Koumoundouros paints the wall of A Notorious Possession.