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Teju Adisa-Farrar is a writer and designer based in Barcelona. Currently, Adisa-Farrar is completing a degree in Urban Studies and works as creative director of World Unwrapped, an organization focused on global urbanism.

Bruno de Almeida is an architect and curator based in São Paulo. He is founder of SITU, a platform that commissions public art. De Almeida’s previous projects include collaborations with the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Salome Asega is an artist and researcher based in Brooklyn. Asega is Assistant Director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collective, and cohost of Hyperopia: 20/30 Vision, a talk show on Bel-Air Radio. Previously, she was an artist in residence at Eyebeam and the Laundromat Project. Asega recently exhibited at the 11th Shanghai Biennial.

David Ayala-Alfonso is an artist, curator, and cultural organizer based in Chicago and Bogota. He is a member of the performance collective Grupo 0,29. and Editor of em_rgencia, a journal for visual culture.

Christina Badal is a researcher based in New York. Currently, Badal works as a Lead Strategist at Consortia, a creative and strategic consultancy. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Olivier Bedu is an architect and artist based in Marseille. Bedu is founder of Cabanon Vertical, an exhibition and design practice.

Amina Belghiti is a cultural entrepreneur based in Paris. Currently, Belghiti works as Head of Partnerships at Instagram and is a member of the Palais de Tokyo Art Club.

Hicham Bouzid is a curator based in Tangier, Morocco. Bouzid is Artistic Director of Atelier Casariera, a visual art space, and Think Tangier, an urban research studio. Previously, he cofounded Le18, derb el ferrane, a residency program in Marrakech.

Hamed Bukhamseen is an architect based in Kuwait City. He was cocurator of the Kuwaiti Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale. Bukhamseen is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Eduardo Cassina is an urban designer based in Kiev and Athens. He is cofounder of METASITU, a research-based art collective. Cassina’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Kunsthalle Wien, Izolyatsia,, CCA Glasgow, and the Strelka Institute, among other venues. 

Thibault Franc is a writer, artist, and botanist based in Arles. Franc is curator at the Collectif E3, a venue dedicated to contemporary art.

Gabriele Garavaglia is an artist and architect based in Lausanne. Garavaglia has completed artist residencies at the CCA Kitakyushu, Global Art Program Istanbul, Fondazione Spinola Banna, and SOMA Mexico City, among other institutions.

Ciel Grommen is an artist and architect based in Brussels. Grommen is project coordinator at Z33, a contemporary art museum. She is a graduate of the University of Leuven and the Geneva University of Art and Design. 

Felipe Guerra is an architect based in Bogota. He is cofounder of CAMPO, an interdisciplinary space for art and architecture. Additionally, Guerra is cofounder of the architecture studio altiplano and Adjunct Professor at Universidad de Los Andes and Universidad Javeriana.

Amira Hanafi is a writer and artist based in Cairo. Hanafi received the 2017 Artraker Changing the Narrative Award for her publication A Dictionary of the Revolution. She is the author of the books Forgery and Minced English.

Rory Hyde is a designer, curator, and writer based in London. Hyde is Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Rasu Jilani is a curator, cultural producer, and entrepreneur based in New York. Rasu is Director of Cultural Diversity and Strategic Partnerships at NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for art, design, and technology.

Anisha Jogani is an urban designer, researcher, and curator based in London. She is Deputy Leader of the Placemaking Team in the London Borough of Croydon. Jogani recently worked at the architecture office OMA/AMO and Tate Collective, an initiative for youth by the Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

Sara Kamalvand is an architect based in Paris and Tehran. She is founder of HydroCity and Visiting Professor at Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture.

Navine G. Khan-Dossos is an artist based in Athens. Her work has been exhibited at the Van Abbemuseum, Friedman Gallery, Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, and Chelsea College of Art and Design, among other venues.

Jessica Kwok is an architect and curator based in New York. Kwok works for the architecture office Family New York. Recently, she curated an exhibition with 501(c)3 Foundation at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

Julie Lafforgue is an ecologist based in Arles. Lafforgue is Project Manager for Les Amis des Marais du Vigueirat, a national reserve in the Camargue region of France.

Natasha Marie Llorens is a curator and writer based in New York and Marseille. She is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and is currently a PhD candidate in Art History at Columbia University. Her writing has been published in Bomb Magazine among other journals.

Marcelo López-Dinardi is an architect and educator based in New York. Lopez-Dinardi is cofounder of A(n) Office, a design and curatorial practice. Lopez-Dinardi’s work has been exhibited at the 15th Venice Biennale and MOCAD. He has taught at Barnard College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island School of Design. 

Federico Martelli is an exhibition designer and biologist based in Rotterdam. He is cofounder of Cookies, an exhibition-design and research collective. Additionally, Martelli is exhibition adviser at Wolfgang Tillmans Studio and works at the architecture practice OMA/AMO.

Tiff Massey is an artist based in Detroit. Massey is an awardee of the 2015 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship and a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge winner. Recently, she was an artist in residence at Detroit’s Red Bull House of Art.

William Massey is a writer based in Paris. He is Managing Editor of Point d’Ironie, the artists’ journal published by Agnès B. Previously, Massey was the Editor-in-Chief of L’Officiel Art, a French quarterly contemporary art magazine.

 Juliana Sánchez is an artist based in Bogota. She is cofounder of CAMPO, an interdisciplinary space for art and architecture. Additionally, Sanchez is director of WallArt, an art consultancy company.

María Elena Ortiz is a curator and writer based in Miami. She is Associate Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Previously, she was Curator of Contemporary Arts at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City.

Jonathan Ouanounou is a cultural entrepreneur based in Paris. He is Director of the Monstart music label and a producer for the monthly broadcast Rinse France.

Djnina Ouharzoune is a social worker based in Arles. She works at Solid’Arles, an association for local food production and education. Ouharzoune holds a PhD in Anthropology. 

Abdel Oustad is an arts professional based in Arles. Oustad is Artistic Director of In Situ, a platform for contemporary art.

Clément Périssé is an architect based in Rotterdam. He is cofounder of Cookies, an exhibition design and research collective. Currently, Périssé works at the architecture office OMA/AMO.

 Alejandra Sarria is a curator and cultural practitioner based in Bogota. She is curator at Espacio Odeon and cofounder of CAMPO, an interdisciplinary space for art and architecture.

Malkit Shoshan is an architect and researcher based in Amsterdam. She is founder of the Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory and author of Atlas of the Conflict: Israel-Palestine. Previously, Shoshan curated the Dutch Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.

Jeremy Alain Siegel is an architect and urban designer based in New York City. He is Project Leader at the architecture office BIG. Siegel is a 2016–17 Forefront Fellow with the Forum for Urban Design.

Amira Solh is an urban planner based in Beirut. She is Urban Planning Department Manager at Solidere, a reconstruction and development company, and founding Board Member of the Arab Center of Architecture.

Wesley Taylor is an artist, musician, and curator based in Detroit. He is a member of the arts collective Complex Movements and cofounder of Emergence Media, a multimedia organization. Additionally, Taylor works for Big Models, an exhibition space in Los Angeles.

Marc Troulier is an engineer and local activist based in Carro, France. He is an Electrical Engineer at ENGIE, a French multinational electric utility company. Additionally, Troulier is cofounder of the City Museum in Carro, France.

Natsuko Uchino is an artist based in Marseille. She is a member of Green Tea Gallery, an artist collective located in Fukushima and New York. Uchino is a graduate of Cooper Union and the CCA Kitakyushu.