- Eduardo Abaroa
[MX]was born in Mexico City in 1968. He received a bachelor's degree from the National School of Fine Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1999 and a master's degree in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, California) in 2001. Abaroa is a founding member of the artist run space Temistocles 44. He directed the 9th International Symposium on Artistic Theory (Simposio Internacional de Teoría Sobre Arte Contemporaneo, SITAC) in Mexico City.
- Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
[FR]was born in 1977 in French Guiana. Through video, photography, drawing, installations or exhibition projects he explores the colonial history and its impact on cultural identity and the global context, and he investigates on the causes of collective amnesia. Abonnenc’s work has already been exposed about fifteen times in solo shows and has been part of many group shows. He’s now represented by Marcelle Alix gallery in Paris.
- Frank Adebiaye
[FR] is an accountant, character draughtsman and joint founder of Velvetyne Type Foundry. He is currently involved in research to do with digital documents in a corporate context. He is also co-author of François Boltana & la naissance de la typographie numérique (2011).
- Lotte Arndt
[BE]is a theorist, critic and teacher at l’École supérieure d’art et design de Valence. She follows artists questionning the postcolonial present and blind spots of modernity. In 2013 she defended her Phd thesis entitled Les revues font la culture! Négociations postcoloniales dans les périodiques parisiens relatifs à l’Afrique (1946-2012) at l’École supérieur d’art of Clermont Métropole. She’s now based in Brussels where she works closely with the artist and theorist group Ruser l’image.
- Bernard Baissait
[FR] is a graphic designer, artistic director, co-founder of the Minium agency in 1985, and founder of the Compagnie Bernard Bissait in 1990. He also teaches at the ESAG Penninghen (School of Graphic Arts), and has been vice president of the Signes association since 2013.
- Sammy Baloji
[CG] is born in 1978 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sammy Baloji lives and works in Lubumbashi and Brussels. Graduated in litterature and human sciences, he started to draw comics and then turned to photography and video. He explores cultural, architectural and industrial heritage of congolese region Katanga. His series of photomontages, revisited albums, confront his historical research with human and economic news and question the Belgian colonial history.
- Raphaël Bastide
[FR] is a graphic designer, developer and artist. In 2014 he founded the OLA association (Alternative Free Tools) with Sarah Garcin and Bachir Soussi-Chiadmi.
- Raphaël Besson
[FR] is an expert in urban socio-economics and doctor of territorial sciences. In 2013, he founded Villes Innovations, with offices located in both France and Spain (Madrid), specializing in design for urban innovation policies and territorial socio-economic and cultural policies. Attached to the Pacte laboratory at Grenoble-Alpes University, he carries out research on innovation and knowledge centers (creative districts, cognitive urban systems, cultural third places), regenerative ecosystems, and the biopolitics of cities. He is currently working with the French Development Agency in the development of its urban innovation programs (India, Tunisia, South Africa), the Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition on the study of third places as vectors of transition, and various metropolises in the development of their urban laboratories (Madrid, Marseille, Nantes, Amiens, Greater Paris, Greater Nancy...). He is also a consultant for the European projects Interreg MED (“CoworkMed”) and Europan (“Productive Cities”).
- Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
[FR] is an artist, graphic designer and teacher. He notably currated the exhibitions and publications Earthquakes & Aftershocks in 2005 and Double Page in 2010 (with Catherine de Smet and Christoph Keller). He teaches graphic design at the ÉSAD in Strasbourg.
- Peter Bil'ak
- Benoît Böhnke
[FR] is a graphic designer and developer. After working with Pierre Bernard in the Atelier de création graphique from 2012 to 2014, he co-founded the Villa Böhnke studio with Charles Villa in 2015. He teaches graphic design at the University of Paris 8.
- Julien Bondaz
[FR] is a researcher at the creation laboratory, Arts and Heritage (Labex CAP). He is currently affiliated with Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne nniversity and the Interdisciplinary institute of contemporary anthropology (EHESS-CNRS). He studied history of art, literature and social and cultural anthropology. Since 2004, he has conducted fieldwork in West Africa about art, image and heritage.
- Fazette Bordage
[FR] in 1983, she transformed a warehouse into a multidisciplinary artistic space dedicated to the contemporary cultural practices of the younger generations: Le Confort Moderne, in Poitiers, is the first “cultural friche [recovered abandoned site]” in France. In 1986, Le Confort Moderne became a member of the Trans Europe Halles network, for which Fazette Bordage was the general coordinator from 1993 to 2000. She took over a new 4000 m2 space in Saint-Ouen to create Mains d’OEuvres in 2001, a place supporting artistic and civic innovation. The same year, she and her Artfactories team initiated an international resource platform on art and culture venues. In 2009, she led the interministerial mission “Nouveaux territoires de l’art,” which aims to support and enhance cultural friches. From 2012 to 2018, she worked with the City of Le Havre on the “co-construction” of the Fort! project based in a former military fort, while also participating in the event celebrating the city’s 500th anniversary, “Un été au Havre”. She was one of the group of experts designing cultural policy for the Société du Grand Paris.
- Patrick Bouchain
[FR] est architecte.
- Thomas Bouville
[FR] is a character draughtsman and graphic designer. After postgraduate studies specializing in character design at the ESAD Amiens (SWchool of Art and Design), he joined the Re-typographe research programme at the National Workshop of Typographic Research in Nancy.
- Laurent Bruel
[FR] is an editor. With Nicolas Frühauf, he runs Éditions Matière, publishing rare books in the domains of comics, visual arts and theory.
- Manon Bruet
[FR] is a graphic designer. She graduated in 2015 from the Lyon National School of Fine Arts and is now involved in research to do with the history and challenges of creative graphic software systems.
- Alain Bublex
[FR] was born in Lyon 1961. He studied at l’École des Beaux-Art de Mâcon and at l’École de Design Industriel in Paris. He first worked as an industrial designer for Renault company. Then he focused on his personal practice which gave rise to several exhibition (Centre Pompidou, MAC/VAL, Mamco of Geneva) and to a few books, including an important monography published in 2010 by Flammarion publishing house. He is represented by Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois Gallery.
- Stéphane Buellet
[FR] is a graphic designer and interaction designer. He co-founded the Chevalvert studio in 2007 and creates projects bringing together narration, installation and creative approaches to code.
- Marie Cantos
[FR] is an author and a curator. She also creates printed objects and performs conferences. She regularly teaches in art schools through conferences, workshops, or classes and curates students exhibitions.
- Sandra Chamaret
[FR] has been directing the Grand graphic design studio with Julien Gineste since 2005. In 2016, they co-founded –zeug, a publishing house specializing in design and typography. She also teaches graphic design at HEAR Strasbourg’s Department of Visual Didactic Arts.
- Michèle Champagne
[NL] is a graphic designer and writer. After completing a Masters of Design at Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, she worked with Droog, Metahaven, Penguin Random House, Strelka Institute, and launched A-B-Z.co. She has been a visiting professor and lecturer at OCAD University and the École de Design at UQAM, among others.
- Cléo Charuet
[FR] is a French Parisian art director and graphic designer. From things printed, things animated to things online she loves her job.
- François Chastanet
[FR] was born in 1975 in Bordeaux, France. After graduate of the École d'architecture et du paysage de Bordeaux, he pursued research in 2000 on signage systems at the Atelier national de recherche typographique in Nancy, and completed post-diploma studies in architectural and urban history at the École d'architecture de Paris-Belleville in 2001. Since 2002 he teaches graphic design at the institut national des beaux-arts de Toulouse, Department of Communication and works in architecture, graphic design, lettering and type design. His articles have been published by Eye or Baseline. He published a book entitled Pixação: São Paulo Signature, a photographic survey in São Paulo, Brazil, documenting the relation between urban signature, body, and architecture.
- Gilles Clément
[FR] founded Atelier Acanthe in 1985. He established himself as an independent artist in 2000, working on joint contracts with landscape workshops. The concept of “garden in motion,” born from an experiment in his own garden, was applied in the André-Citroën park in Paris in 1986. A book taking its title from this concept was published in 1991. He later published other works dealing with important concepts, such as Le Jardin planétaire (Albin Michel, 1999) or Le Manifeste du tiers paysage (Sujet, 2003). The traveling exhibition “Toujours la vie invente,” created in 2013, will be mounted in Lausanne in 2019. A teacher at the École nationale supérieure de paysage de Versailles from 1980 to 2012, in 2011—2012 he taught courses at the Collège de France (chair of artistic creation). Since then he has been teaching part-time in the form of workshops in Italy, Spain, and France. Among his best known projects are, in addition to the André-Citroën park (codesigned), the Domaine du Rayol in the Var, the Jardins de Valloires in the Somme, the Matisse park in Lille, the garden of the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, and the roof garden over the submarine base in Saint-Nazaire.
- Tony Côme
[FR] is doctor in art history and teacher in applied art. He cofounded the online publication strabic.fr. His Ph.D. thesis deals with the relations between architecture and design in France after 1968.
- Léo Coquet
[FR] is an artist and PhD student in Arts and Art Sciences at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Since 2014 he has been working collectively with Caroline Sebilleau and Benoît Brient under the name of ExposerPublier, and he also works regularly with the Signes association.
- Clôde Coulpier
[FR] is a french artist, born in 1981 in Clamecy. He obtained in 2002 a DNAP then in 2004 a DNSEP from l’Ecole supérieure d’Arts of Grenoble. He takes part of many exhibitions in France, Scandinavia and western Europe.
- Jean-Marie Courant
[FR] is graphic designer and teacher. He is mainly working in publishing, and collaborate with many artists and institutions dedicated to contemporary art. He is teaching at the École nationale des beaux-arts of Lyon.
- Paul Cox
[FR] is painter, author, illustrator and graphic designer. Through his transversal and multidisciplinary wor, he shows interest for constructivists and other avant-gardes. He is passionated about all kind of print technics. He is a member of the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).
- Wim Crouwel
[NL] is a graphic and a type designer. He founded Total Design in 1963 (with Friso Kramer, Paul and Dick Schwarz) and created many graphic identities that have been important in the Netherlands. As type designer he created the famous modular fonts New Alphabet and Gridnik. He has been director of Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, from 1985 to 1993. Since, as independant designer he mainly designs exhibitions. The Design Museum in London presented a solo show of his work in 2011.
- Abraham Cruzvillegas
[MX] is a Mexican artist. For the past ten years, he has been developing a work that explores self-construction. Inspired by the socio-political contexts of Latin America, Cruzvillegas draws the attention of the public and critics by its dynamic sculptures of found objects. Interested in improvised building materials and techniques, he anchored his sculptural practice in the urban landscape of his childhood in Ajusco, a district in southern Mexico.
- Catherine de Smet
[FR] is a doctor in history of art and lecturer at Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis university. She contributed to the development of research programs in graphic design at l’École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne (Rennes) and at l’École supérieure d’art et design of Amiens. She published many essays about graphic creation of the 20th and XXIth centuries, co-edited collective books and curated several exhibitions.
[FR] is graphic design studio created by Alexandre Dimos and Gaël Étienne in 2001, Paris. Their activity is mainly book design and creation of visual identities. They have drawn the Dada Grotesk, a typeface available on Optimo.
- Valéry Didelon
[FR] is an architecture critic and historian. Since the early 2000's he writes on a regular basis for numerous french and foreign periodicals. In 2007, he cofounded criticat, a journal for architecture critique that he today edits. Besides, he teaches project and history at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-Malaquais and the École nationale des ponts et chaussées. As a historian he gave many conferences about postmodernism in these last years and took part in a number of symposiums and scientific publications with regard to this subject.
- Alexandre Dimos
- Kévin Donnot
[FR] is a graphic designer. He works mainly for cultural and institutional fields. Working on paper as much as on screens, he is constantly questioning the relations between the two.
- Nicolas Dubosc
[FR] is a music composer.
- Pascal Dubourg-Glatiny
[FR] is an art historian and CNRS researcher at the Centre Alexandre Koyré, which is dedicated to the history of sciences and technology. His work deals with the relations between art, science and technology in the modern era. He published Il disegno naturale del mondo (Pérouse, 2011) about the mathematician Egnatio Danit as well as a translation of his book Les deux règles de la perspective pratique de Vignole (Paris, 2003). He directed various collective publications, such as Réduire en art, avec Hélène Vérin (Paris, 2008) and Quadratura : Geschichte, Theorie, Technik, with Matthias Bleyl (Berlin, 2011).
- Elie During
[FR] was born in Téhéran in 1972. Former student of the École normale supérieure of Paris, he also studied philosophy in Sorbonne and in Princeton University before presenting his Ph.D. thesis in philosophy at Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre. He taught in ENSBA in Lyon and in ESAA in Annecy and became then lecturer in philosophy at Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre. He also teaches in Beaux-Arts in Paris, and since 2013, he is a junior member of the Institut universitaire de France.
- Aymeric Dutheil
[FR] is a graphic artist, working mainly in the fields of the press and new digital media; he works regularly with the Signes association.
- Encore Heureux
[FR] Encore Heureux, founded in 2001 by Nicola Delon and Julien Choppin, is a generalist practice designing buildings, installations, games, and exhibitions. Winner of the Nouveaux albums des jeunes architectes (Naja) in 2006, the agency has designed and delivered several public and private, cultural and tertiary buildings (concert hall, cinema, museum, innovation center). In 2014, they curated the exhibition “Matière grise” at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, in Paris, on the theme of the reuse of materials in architecture, as well as editing the associated book. In 2015, the agency won the contract for a scenographic design concept for the Paris-Le Bourget site for COP21 and created the Circular Pavilion, an experimental construction demonstrating the use of recycled materials in architecture. In 2016, Sébastien Eymard joined the venture as the third partner and the agency moved to Centquatre. Today composed of about twenty architects, the team is involved in the development of some fifteen projects in different parts of France.
- Sophie Fétro
[FR] is a designer and design theoretician, a qualified teacher of applied arts, and a lecturer in Aesthetics and Art Sciences at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is specialized in the fields of design and architecture, and is developing a critical theoretical body of work focusing in particular on design and manufacture assisted by digital tools.
- Laura Forde
[US] is an art director, graphic designer and design writer. She studied Art History at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, and received her MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2010.
- Aurélien Froment
[FR] is an artist and lives in Paris. Exhibitions: «Aknowledgement» (Motive Gallery, Amsterdam), «Calling The Elephant» (Project Arts Centre, Dublin), «Of Any Actual Person, Livin or Dead» (Store, Londres). Publication: Théâtre de poche vol. 1. Conferences: The Life and Work of Arthur Lloyd (Piet Zwarte Institute, Rotterdam), Fingermarks and Flat Screen Experiment (Experiment Marathon, Reykjavik Art Museum).
- Julien Fronsacq
- Roland Früh
[SZ] studied art history in Zurich and wrote his dissertation on ideals in book design. From 2008 to 2010 he was assisting Robin Kinross at Hyphen Press in London. Since 2009 he is visiting lecturer at ECAL and collaborates with designers and writers on editorial projects and exhibitions.
- Olivier Gadet
[FR] is a French publisher. He runs Cent Pages, a publishing house based in Grenoble. He publishes books by Roberto Arlt, Arthur Bernard, Egon Erwin Kisch, Frans Masereel, Gilbert Sorrentino and Jacques Rigaut. His collection, “Cent Pages”, has been awarded at The Most Beautiful Books of the World in 2007.
- Christophe Gallois
[FR] graduated from the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art and the Master of Arts History and Criticism at the University of Rennes 2. He has been in charge of temporary exhibitions at Mudam Luxembourg since 2007. His curatorial practice revolves around time, language, image, sound and relationships between the book space and the exhibition space. He regularly writes and conducts interviews for magazines, catalogs or monographic works.
- Sarah Garcin
[FR] is an interactive designer who works at the g.u.i. Studio. She is also a key member of the OLA Association (dedicated to providing alternative free tools in the field of graphic design) along with Raphaël Bastide and Bachir Soussi-Chiadmi. She is developing a research project within the Sociable Media Program, and teaches at the Université de Paris-Est (Marne-la-Vallée).
- Élise Gay
[FR] holds a DNSEP in graphic design at l’École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne (Rennes). She is graphic designer and co-founder of E+K - Élise Gay et Kevin Donnot studio. She leads an editorial research work about the publication of hidden or unknown political documents.
- Jochen Gerner
[FR] is an artist graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Art in Nancy, since 1993. He makes himself known through his drawings for publishing and for the press (Libération, Le Monde, The New York Times, Le 1). The Anne Barrault galery noticed his publication TNT in USA (l’Ampoule, 2002)—an experimental work. It still represents him and his artworks. He is the author of numerous books, such as Repères (Casterman, 2017), Le Minimalisme (avec Christian Rosset, Le Lombard, 2016), RG (avec Emmanuel Rabu, L'Association, 2016), Branchages (L'Association, 2009), Contre la Bande Dessinée (L'Association, 2008). His drawings are regularly presented in exhibition organized in galeries, art centers and museums. He is laureate of the Drawing Now Price in 2016.
- Roberto Gimeno
[FR] has been participating in activities at the EHESS’ Laboratoire de Graphique, directed by Jacques Bertin, since 1974. From 1994 to 2003, he was a Senior Lecturer at Sciences Po, where he created the carto-graphy workshop. He was the source of many computer graphics tools (matrix processing and cartography) designed for elementary and middle schools.
- Laëtitia Giorgino
[FR] is an artist and researcher. In 2015, she presented her PhD dissertation entitled Focus on attention's modalities through the digital: destinies and characters of the artistic apparatus for writing, under the direction of Nicolas Thély at the Université Rennes 2.
- Séverine Gorlier
[FR] is an artist born in 1981 in Frangy, France. She lives and work in Grenoble, France. She obtained in 2005 a DNAP then in 2007 a DNSEP from the École Supérieure d’Arts in Grenoble. She takes part of many exhibitions in France, Scandinavia and Western Europe.
- Étienne Greib
[FR] is an art critic, an activist and a musician (Stadium, Temple Temple). Since 1997, he writes for the magazine Magic RPM. He also collaborated to various french culture magazines, such as Inrockuptibles, Chronicart and Schnock.
- Élise Grognet
[FR] gets back to artistic practices after she studied Art History. She coordinates Véranda, an unusual plan for artists residences on the Grenoble university campus.
- Joost Grootens
[NL] is a graphic designer, researcher and educator. His studio SJG designs books, maps, typefaces, spatial installations and digital information environments. Grootens leads the Master’s Program in Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven. Since 2015 he has been a PhD candidate at ACPA Leiden (Netherlands).
- Victor Guégan
- Françoise Guichon
[FR] is a curator.
- Luc Gwiazdzinski
[FR] is a geographer and research professor in planning and urban development at the University of Grenoble-Alpes, where he directs the master’s degree “Innovation and territory: creativity and design of public policies.” He is also associate professor at Shanghai University (Smart City Institute) and has been invited to various other universities. A researcher at the Pacte laboratory at Grenoble-Alpes University, he studies in particular urban temporalities, chronotopy, hybridization, the urban night, mobility and the links between art and territory, and public space. He has directed numerous research programs and international conferences on these issues and edited (or coedited) some dozen books, including L’Hybridation des mondes (Elya Éditions, 2016), La Nuit, dernière frontière de la ville (Rhuthmos, 2016), La Ville 24 heures sur 24 (Rhuthmos, 2016), Chronotopies. Lecture et écriture des mondes en mouvement (Elya Éditions, 2017), La Nuit en question(s) (Hermann, 2017).
- Peter Hall
[FR] is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, London. His recent essays appear in the books Design in the Borderlands (2014) and The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture and Design (2018). He co-edited the book Else/Where: Mapping – New Cartographies of Networks and Territories (2006) with Janet Abrams.
- Jennifer Hasae
[JP] is studying graphic design at Kuwasawa Design School of Tōkyō, after ethnology studies, and inquiries in architecture. She also collaborates to editorial and graphic design projects.
- Jost Hochuli
[SZ] is a Swiss typographer and a graphic designer. He is internationally well-known for the quality and the inventivity of his work in book design. He teaches a lot, especially in Zurich's and Saint-Gall's—his native town—schools. He is also the author of L’Art du livre en Suisse (Pro Helvetia, 1993), Designing Books (with Robin Kinross, Hyphen Press, 1996) and a monography Jost Hochuli: Printed Matter, Mainly Books (Verlag Niggli, 2002). Those books introduce one to the wealth and diversity of his work as a typographer and a designer.
- Richard Hollis
[GB] is an independant graphic designer and author. He published many books and magazines as a printer, an artistic director and a productor. He studied art and typography in London, where he then taught lithography and design at the London College of Printing and the Chelsea School of Art. At the start of ‘60s, in Paris, he worked as a designer. For six years, he was a lecturer at the Central School of Art and Design in London. He published Graphic Design: a Concise History and Swiss Graphic Design: The Origins and Growth of an International Style 1920-1965.
- Loïc Horellou
[FR] is an interactive designer. He teaches digital practice in the Graphic Communications Department at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR), in Strasbourg. He works on Web and multimedia projects, in both screen and print graphics.
- Pierre-Damien Huyghe
[FR] is a philosopher and professor at the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), where he heads the Department of Design Studies. His works focus on technical issues related to the arts and the relationship between art and industry. He has recently authored the following works: Du travail, essai (2017), Art et industrie (philosophie du Bauhaus) (2015) et À quoi tient le design (2015).
- Armand Jalut
[FR] is an artist born in 1976. He lives and work in Paris. His work was presented at the Creux de l'enfer in Thiers, at the Musée d'Art Moderne of the Ville de Paris and at the Palais de Tokyo in 2010. In 2012, he stayed in Los Angeles at the Laxart residence.
- Béatrice Josse
[FR] is a curator, born in Paris in 1956. After she directed the FRAC Lorraine for 20 years, she became the head of the Magasin in Grenoble in 2016.
- Jean-Yves Jouannais
[FR] is a writer and an art critic. He curated exhibitions as L'Idiotie, Expérience Pommery #2, Domaine Pommery, Reims, 2005 ; La Force de l'art, Grand Palais, Paris, 2009 (with Jean-Louis Froment and Didier Ottinger). He wrote essays as L'Idiotie : art, vie, politique – méthode, éd. Beaux-Arts Magazine, 2004 ; Artistes sans œuvres. I would prefer not to, éd. Hazan, 1997.
- Kodama Kanazawa
[JP] is a curator and art critic. She works for Kawasaki City Museum. She is specialized in contemporary art and Manga. Among other exhibitions she notably has curated “Being-in-the-Wired-World” and “Yūichi Yokoyama Solo Exhibition.” She is co-author of Manga to myūjiamu ga deau toki [When Manga Meets Museum], 2009.
- Christoph Keller
[DE] was born in 1969. He has been the founder and former director of the art publishing house “Revolver—Archiv für aktuelle Kunst.” He has been a professor at Hamburg art academy and a regular lecturer at many international art schools. He has curated exhibitions and organized a globally travelling archive on independent art publishing called Kiosk. Keller retreated from Revolver in 2005 and moved with his family to an old farm in southern Germany, where he now raises rare-breed livestock, distills eau-de-vie, and works as a freelance, designer and editor with a new series of artists' books published by JRP/Ringier, entitled “Christoph Keller Editions”.
- Robin Kinross
[GB] is a typographer and a publisher in London. During the ‘70s he studied typography at the University of Reading. In 1980, he created the Hyphen Press publishing house, so he can republish What is a Designer by Norman Potter. In the ‘90s he publishes many books by typographers, such as Jost Hochuli, Karel Martens and Fred Smeijers, and other ones that he wrote himself. Since then, Hyphen Press opened its catalog to design and visual cultures.
- Toshiaki Koga
[JP] is a writer and an aditor specialzing in graphic design and typography. He was an editor of Ideaw magazine from 2004 to 2009. He is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on English typographer, Joseph Moxon.
- Indra Kupferschmid
[DE] is a freelance typographer and professor at HBKsaar, University of Arts Saarbrücken, Germany. She founded the collective Alphabettes.org several years ago. She is co-author of Helvetica Forever and other typographic reference books.
- Anne Laforet
[FR] is researcher and an art critic. She is Doctor of data and communication sciences at the University of Avignon. She wrote Le Net Art au musée [The Digital Art in Museum]. Her book Stratégies de conservation des œuvres en ligne [Strategies of Conservation of Artworks Online] was published in 2011 by Questions Théoriques. She now teaches at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. She also continues to carry artistic projects, alone or with collaborators.
- Britta Lange
[DE] works at the Institute of Cultural Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin. She obtained her HDR in 2012 and has published several books about the cultural and political history of the first sound archives. She studied cultural and media sciences, and obtained a PhD in cultural sciences from the Humboldt-Universität Berlin in 2005. Then she became a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin and at the Institut of Social Anthropology in Vienna.
- David-Olivier Lartigaud
[FR] teaches theory and practices of new media at the École supérieure d'art et design in Saint-Étienne (ESADSE). He is also coordinator and co-head of the Open Research Laboratory in Art, Design and New Media [RANDOM (lab)]. He directed the ART ++ book in 2011 (HYX editions, Orléans).
- Jean Lassègue
[FR] is a philosopher and epistemologist, responsible for research at the CNRS (Marcel Mauss Institute – EHESS, Paris). His work revolves around the history of science, epistemology and philosophy of culture as seen through symbolic forms and activities.
- Karine Lebrun
[FR] was born in 1974 in Paris where she still lives. She studied sociology, photography, art and multimedia at university. She’s been teaching numeric arts at l’École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne in Quimper since 2006. Her research explores social codes, ways of relating to others, communication systems and the types of language that build us and build our eyes on a daily basis.
- Pierre Leguillon
[FR] is born in 1969. His artworks—performances and projections have been presented in numerous monographic exhibition, for example at Raven Row (London, UK, 2011), at the Mamco (Geneva, Switzerland, 2010), at the Moderna Museet (Malmö, Sweden, 2010), at the Musée du Louvre (Paris, France, 2009), and at the Artists Space (New York, USA, 2009). Recently he participated to the Carnegie International at Pittsburgh in 2013 presenting two installations: A Vivarium for George E. Ohr and Dubuffet typographe. The last one was shown with a book published by (SIC). He is laureate of the Villa Médicis in 2003. He teaches at HEAD, the Haute École d'Art et de Design, in Geneva.
- Anne Lemonier
[FR] was born in Paris in 1976. After studying Literature and Art History, she became a publisher and worked for seven years at Éditions du Centre Pompidou. Over Spring 2007, she was appointed to be preservation attaché at the Mnam graphic design department (National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou). Her favourite research subjects often combine literature and fine arts. She carried out research into the work of Victor Hugo, Zoran Music, Jean Paulhan, Giuseppe Ungaretti and is currently interested in Wols, Bernard Réquichot and Henri Michaux.
- Anthony Lenoir
[FR] is a PhD student in Contemporary Art History at Grenoble university, France. He also studies et the École Supérieure d'Art in Annecy, France. He carries researchs on the history of art schools in France between 1972 and 2010. He coordinates the artists residence Véranda, in Grenoble, France.
- Laure Limongi
[FR] is a writer. She has published ten books, including Anomalie des Zones Profondes du Cerveau (Anomaly of the deeper zones of the brain, Grasset, 2015) and has created literary performances. She teaches literary creation and directs the Masters of Literary Creation’s Creation Department at the ESADHaR in Le Havre. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Aix (CIELAM Laboratory).
- Candice Lin
[US] is an artist living in Los Angeles. She holds a MFA in New Genders from the San Francisco Art Institute and a double BA in Visual Arts and Art Semiotics from the Brown University. Her works questions gender, race and sexuality, based on the scientific, anthropological and queer theories. She presented her artworks in many personal and collective exhibitions in USA and Europe. She is represented by the Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles and Quadrado Azul in Porto, Portugal.
- Jade Lindgaard
[FR] journalist, was a reporter for Les Inrockuptibles before joining Mediapart, where she works particularly on ecology, climate, energy, major infrastructure projects, and the Notre-Dame-des-Landes ZAD. She is the author of several books, including Le Ba-ba du BHL, with Xavier de La Porte (La Découverte, 2004), La France invisible (La Découverte, 2006) and Je crise climatique, la planète, ma chaudière et moi (La Découverte, 2014), as well as the introduction to Occupy Wall Street (Les Arènes, 2012). She has also been a member of the editorial board of the journal Mouvements.
- Hanne Loreck
[DE] is studying Visual Communication, Art Theory, Philosophy and German Literature. Since 2004, she has been teaching art and culture theory, and gender studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany, of which she is also vice-president. She writes about contemporary artistic positions, art history and 20th century medias, fashion and culture theories, focusing on visual, image and surfaces.
- Philippe Louguet
[FR] is a designer.
- Catalina Lozano
[CO] was born in Bogota in 1979. She is a curator of independent exhibition et is and an author. Her research focus on history of minority, which question a sort of hegemonic knowledge due to non postmodern criticism about modernity. She is the cofounder of the curatorial platform de_sitio in Mexico City and, since 2012, has been collaborating with the artist Jorge Satorre in the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico, Mexico.
[NL] is a multidisciplinary graphic design practice established in 1996 by Jeroen Barendse, Thomas Castro and Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen, based in The Hague, Netherlands. LUST works in a broad spectrum of media, including traditional print work and book design, abstract cartography and data visualisations, new media and interactive installations, and architectural graphics. Moreover, LUST is deeply interested in exploring new pathways for design at the cutting edge where new media and information technologies, architecture and urban systems, and graphic design overlap. This fascination led to establishing LUSTlab researches, generates hypotheses and makes unstable media stable again. The future of digital media lies in the design of its use. Humanizing the inhuman, bringing the Internet down to earth and finding the missing link between the digital and the physical.
- Christophe Marquet
[FR] is a professor at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Paris, France) and he is the director of the Maison Franco-japonaise (Tōkyō). He is specialized in japanese art related to publishing activities (17th–19th c.). He is the co-editor of Du pinceau à la typographie. Regards japonais sur l'écriture et le livre. (EFEO, 2006).
- Anthony Masure
[FR] holds a PhD in Art History and Applied Arts. He is a former student of the Design Department of the École Nationale Supérieure in Cachan, France. He is a lecturer in design at the Toulouse university. He cofounded the research's magazines Réel-Virtuel and Back Office. His PhD dissertation focus on programs design and was directed by Pierre-Damien Huyghes at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris. In line with design field, he carries on his research about social and political involvements in new technology.
- Nolwenn Maudet
[FR] is an interactive designer and doctoral student studying man-machine interaction at the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (Inria). Her thesis focuses on software packages for designers.
- Pauline M’barek
[BE] works and lives in Brussels, Belgium, and in Cologne, Germany. She studied fine arts in Hamburg, Marseille and Cologne. He works has been presented in many personal exhibitions such as «Forms of Tangency/ Formen der Berührung» at the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2014) ; «The Tangible Border» at the Quadriennale de Düsseldorf, «Semiophores» at the Thomas Rehbein Gallery (2013) ; and «Trophies» at the Sfeir-Semler Gallery (2011). She also participated to collective exhibitions like «How the tangible shapes the mind» at the Kunstverein Nürnberg (2014), «Agitationism» during the Irish Biennale EVA International, in Limerick (2014), «The mask needs to have danced» in the Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, in Maastricht (2013), and «The Memories are Present» at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2012).
- Tom McCarthy
[GB] is a novelist born in London in 1969. He was student in English Literature at the Dulwich College and the New College in Oxford. He is the author of Remainder, Men in the Space, C, Satin Island et Tintin and the Secret of Literature. He also worked as scripts' redactor for TV and copublished the magazine Mute.BOOK
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- Fanette Mellier
[FR] is a graphic designer specialized on printed design. She deals with offers, often unusual, in the cultural field. Her approach can be described as a poetic exploration of industrial print technics, applied according to the intellectual, cultural and social context of each project. She is a member of the AGI.
[NL] is a studio for critical graphic design with a focus on identity and branding. They are based in Amsterdam. From research projects, such as the Sealand Identity Project (2004), Museum of Conflict (2006) et Quaero (2007), the group has moved into installation making and speculative design projects, such as Affiche Frontière (CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, 2008) and Stadtstaat (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Casco Utrecht, 2009). Metahaven also produces comissioned work for clients, such as the Antennae paperback series for publishing house Valiz. Their book Uncorporate Identity was published in 2010 by Lars Müller. Gon Zifroni was partner at Metahaven from summer 2007 to 2010.
- Philippe-Alain Michaud
[FR] is an art historian and french heritage curator.
- Olivier Michelon
[FR] is a writer.
- Philippe Millot
[FR] is a graphic designer. He has been teaching in the multimedia and the graphic design's department of the École Nationale Supérieures des Arts Décoratifs since 1999. He is a member of the AGI.
- Kiyonori Muroga
[JP] is editor, writer, and editor in Chief if Idea magazine since 2002. He is a lecturer at Musashino Art University, MEME Design School and Tokyo University of the Arts.
- Pascal Nicolas-Le Strat
[FR] is a sociologist, professor at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis and head of the Experice laboratory (Experience, Cultural Resources, Education). He develops research “in an experimental situation” within the framework of collaborations with artists, architects, activists, and social workers. His sociological approach considers both implied character (the researcher’s experience) and situational character (the ecology specific to each piece of research). His work contributes to current thinking on the commons and investigates forms of co-creation and cooperation. He runs the journal Agencements - Recherches et pratiques sociales en expérimentation and has published Le Travail du commun (Éditions du commun, 2016) and Quand la sociologie entre dans l’action (Éditions du commun, 2018). All of his work and publications is freely available on his personal website: www.le-commun.fr
- Minoru Nijima
[JP] is a graphic designer and engaged in educational activities in graphic and typographic design fields. In 2003, he had a one-man exhibition “Interaction of Colors and Fonts” at the Ginza Graphic Callery. Currently he is the chairperson of Musashino Art University, Department of Visual Communication Design. He is a member of the AGI.
- Nicolas Nova
[SZ] is an associate professor at the Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD – Geneva), where he teaches ethnography applied to design and contemporary digital stakes. He is also the co-founder of Near Future Laboratory, an agency for forward study and innovation.
- John O'Reilly
[GB] is a copywriter, journalist, and writer of visual trend reports. He was a regular contributor to the London boradsheets on pop music, media and art, an editor on Colors Magazine, and writes regularly for Eye and Varoom Magazine. His PhD in philosophy focused on Jean Baudrillard and the evolution of the image.
- Spyros Papapetros
[US] joined Princeton university in 2003. He is an art and architectural historian and theorist whose work focuses on the historiography of art and architecture, the intersections between architecture and the visual arts, as well as, the relationship between architecture, psychoanalysis and the history of psychological aesthetics. He is a member of the steering committee for the Program in Media and Modernity since 2006 and the 2012-2014 Behrman Faculty Fellow in the Humanities at Princeton University.
- Patrick Perez
[FR], architect (DLPG) and anthropologist (HDR), has been a full professor in human and social sciences at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Toulouse since 1991. He teaches architectural anthropology, landscape epistemology, and environmental history. He also teaches at the University of Toulouse-Jean-Jaurès (UTIJ, anthropology department) and has been invited to give lectures in numerous institutions (Musée du Quai Branly, EHESS, and theParis Universities 1, 4, 8, etc.). He has been an associate professor at Arizona State University (ASU, School of Human Evolution and Social Change). He conducts research at the Laboratoire de recherche en architecture (Ministry of Culture) and is an associate researcher at the Centre d’anthropologie sociale, Laboratoire interdisciplinaire solidarités, sociétés, territoires (CNRS, EHESS, UTJJ). His research fields concern mainly the anthropology of architecture, the ethnology of Amerindian societies, and European Neolithic architecture.
- Pratchaya Phinthong
[EC] was born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1978. She graduated from the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. She participated to many post-graduate programs, artists residencies, and she works with installations, video, photography, and in situ interventions. Since 2002, she has been living in Paris. Her artworks are regularly exhibited in France and abroad.
- Anaëlle Pirat-Taluy
[FR] graduated in history of art from Rennes II University and from Grenoble Fine Arts school. She worked as a producer for Le Magasin – Centre National d'Art Contemporain and cofounded the Association pour l'Agencement des Activités of the art center OUI in 2006. She regulary publishes articles, is an independant art critic and a curator.
- Charlotte Poisson
[FR] is an associated researcher in applied arts at the ESAAA in Annecy, where she obtained a DSRA (an art research diploma) and gives lectures about landscapes. She leads artistic projects, such as Les Solitudes and is also a curator.
- Norman Potter
[GB] (1923-1995) was a british carpenter, designer, poet and teacher. After learning carpentry during World War II, he headed a studio in the Wiltshire and started to work as an interior architect. In the 1960s, he taught at the Royal College of Art of London and at the Royal College of Art of Bristol. After publishing What a designer (1969), he focused on writing, and published among others the book Models & Constructs (1990).
- Conny Purtill
[US] is a graphic designer specialized on books design. He lives in Boston, USA.
- Philippe Quintais
[FR] is a professional player, who made its mark in petanque history. Born in 1967 in Chartres, France, he became the France Champion at the age of 21. He held the World Champion title twelve times in two different categories. He played at the Star Master's, at the Duc de Nice and in Dreux. He is now licensed at the Hanches' club, Eure-et-Loire, France.
- Kester Rattenbury
[US] former student in architecture, is an author and architecture critic. She teaches at the University of Westminster where she set up EXP, the Research Center for Experimental Practice in 2003. EXP's inventive projects include the Archigram Archival Project, making the full range of the work of Archigram available online. She directed the publication This is Not Architecture (Routledge, 2002), took part in Architects Today (London, Laurence King, 2004), directed the Supercrits series with Samantha Hardingham and wrote numerous articles about architectural culture. Another Country: The Architecture of the Novel is one of her current research project.
- Paul Renner
[DE] (1878-1956) was a graphic designer and typographer. Member of the Deutscher Werbkund, he designed a lot for covers for the publisher Georg Müller and created the well-known typeface Futura. He taught at the Frankfurter Kunstschule and was also the Director of the Grapfische Berufsschulen and the Buchdrucker, in Munich. Two of his major texts are Typographie als Kunst (1922) and Die Kunst des Typographie (1939).
- Anne-Lyse Renon
[FR] has a PhD in Esthetics from EHESS, with a specialization in design anthropology and epistemology. She is an associate researcher at the Center of Anthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguistics (LIAS) at the Marcel Mauss Institute (EHESS-CNRS, UMR 8178).
- Pascale Riou
[FR] is a PhD student in history of contemporary art at LARHRA at UPMF in Grenoble. She also studies for the DSRA (art degree) at the ESAAA (art school in Annecy, France) and is an AAA administrator. She participates in the management of the OUI art center and AAA projects outside the walls. As a cultural speaker and mediator, her research focuses on the notion of activity among contemporary artists and the issues of the doing.
- Étienne Robial
is a graphic designer and artistic director. After beginning his career as an artistic director, he co-founded the Futuropolis publishing house in 1971. He was involved in the creation of the ON/OFF production company, which specialized in TV network identity design. He has been General Artistic Director of Groupe CANAL+ since 1984. He also teaches at the ESAG Penninghen and at the Advanced School of Visual Art in Marrakech.
- Ricardo Roque
[PT] is a researcher at the Institute of social sciences of the university of Lisbon and associate researcher in the department of history at the University of Sydney. He is specialized on historical anthropology, science studies, imperial history and postcolonial studies. His current research interests include colonial mimesis, racial sciences, materiality and anthropological classifications.
- Gilles Rouffineau
[FR] holds a PhD in art and art science and teaches design graphic at ESAD Grenoble-Valence. He is an associate researcher in the Arts Practices and Poetics laboratory in Rennes 2 university. For about ten years, he has taken part of many researches, first held by Paris 1 university LAM, then by the “Enjeux du design graphique: une pensée de la relation” (Issues in graphic design: a thinking of relation) program at ESAD in Valence.
- Pascal Rousseau
[FR] is Contemporary Art History Professor at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris.
- Stéphane Sauzedde
[FR] born in 1973, is director of the École Superieure d'Art de l'Agglomération d'Annecy, France (ESAAA). He leads a plural activity where academic research—as art historian, he is a research associate at LARHRA-UMR CNRS of Lyon-Grenoble and works on production issues in contemporary art—intersects with exhibition curatoring and art critic. As the founder of OUI art center in Grenoble, he led numerous projects.
- Alice Savoie
[FR] is an independant typeface designer and researcher. Her research focuses on the design of typeface in France, the UK and the USA in the postwar period.
- Noi Sawaragi
[JP] is an art critic, curator and professor at Tama Art University. He is the author of Shimyureshonizumu (Simulationism), that shed light on the cultural movements of the 1990s, and Nihon∙Gendai∙Bijutsu (Japan/Modernité/Art), that fundamentally re-examined Japanese art history.
- Eric Schrijver
[NL] is a graphic designer, programmer, artist and author. He works for the Belgian IT company ACSONE, designing and developing interfaces. He is currently a faculty member at KABK (The Hague). Eric directs a group blog called I like tight pants and mathematics and he was, from 2011 to 2017, a core member of the graphic design collective Open Source Publishing.
- Didier Semin
[FR] teaches modern and contemporary art history at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. He wrote essays as Le Sablier de Penone, L'Échoppe, Caen, 2005 ; Grenouillages (Brisset, Goya, Lavater), L'Échoppe, 2006 ; Minéralogies végétales, Penone à Venise, L'Échoppe, 2007 ; L'Atlantique à la rame, MAMCO, Genève, 2007 ; Un os à ronger (avec Jacques Barry), Actes Sud, Arles, 2009.
- Yann Sérandour
[FR] is an artist and reader of the work of other artists. His last book Inside the White Cube – Overprinted Edition has been published by JRP/Ringier in the Chistoph Keller's collection. He is part of the Gallery gb Agency in Paris.
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- Isao Shimizu
[JP] is professor at Teikyō Heisei university. He leads researchs on manga and caricature. In 1982 he won the 1st prize Takahashi Kunitarô for his work on Frenh caricaturist Georges Bigot. He is the author of many books on manga including Manga no rekishi (History of Manga), Nenpyō - Nihon manga shi (Chronology of Manga's History in Japan)
- Greg J. Smith
[CA] is a writer and editor who is interested in media art and its broader cultural implications. He is the editor of HOLO magazine and a contributing editor at CreativeApplications.net. His writing has appeared in Rhizome, ICON, Musicworks, and the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media’s Blowup Reader eBook series.
- Bachir Soussi-Chiadmi
[FR] is an interactive designer and developer. In 2006 he founded the g.u.i. Studio with Nicolas Couturier. He is also part of the OLA Association (dedicated to providing alternative free tools in the field of graphic design) along with Raphaël Bastide and Sarah Garcin. He teaches interactive design at the École Supérieure d’Art et Design in Le Havre-Rouen.
- Romain Souvignet
[FR] is the managing director of Obut company, which is established in Rhône-Alpes and is a world-known petanque boules manufacturer. Born in 1983 in Saint-Étienne, he studied business before entering the familial company Obut in 2006 as marketing manager.
[BE] is a studio of graphic and media design based in Brussels, fonded by Stéphanie Vilayphiou and Alexandre Leray. Their work combines programming and a visual approach of design, on screen and printed matters. Their main interests are design studies in the digital age, reading and writing practices software studies and free/libre culture. In 2008, they published Issue Magazine, an online publication around graphic and media design. They are also part of the collective Open Source Publishing.
[FR] is a graphic design studio, founded by François Havegeer and Sacha Léopold. Its name means “union”, and match with the definition of their purpose; a gathering that aims to defend and handle common interests.
- Martin Szekely
[FR] (born in 1956) studied at Ecole Boulle and Ecole Estienne. He stood up with his first furnitures collection, « Pi », developed between 1982 and 1985 with a carte blanche from VIA (Valorisation de l'Innovation dans l'Ameublement—Valorisation of Innovation in Furniture). Since then, he created designs in limited series often exposed in galleries. His productions are also presented in several museum collections.
- Nicolas Taffin
[FR] is an Application Designer for Internet Memory Research, as well as an editor at C&F Editions. He created the Polylogue Studio and, in 1999, joined the organizational committee of the Rencontres Internationales de Lure, which he chaired from 2006 to 2013. He is also an associate Professor at the university of Caen-Normandie.
- Bruno Tainturier
[FR] is an industrial designer. He was born in 1963. He holds a design DEA (french diploma) from ENSAM, after he graduated in engineering. He cofounded with Philippe Comte and Guliver Design—an agency that designs products for robotics, transport and scenography. He teaches in many design schools. He lives and works in Paris.
- Naoharu Tatara
[JP] is a graphic designer.
- Frédéric Teschner
[FR] (1972-2016) graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, in 1997. He started as a freelance graphic designer in 2002. His work mainly consists of collaborations with players of the artistic and cultural world (artists, structures), producing various graphic projects, such as visual identities, posters and books (including exhibition's catalogs and monography books). He cofounded Naïca publishing house in 2015 with Geneviève Munier.
- Nicolas Thély
[FR] teaches digital art, aesthetics, and humanities at Université de Rennes 2. As an art critic and theorist he has published Corps, art vidéo et numérique (2005), Mes favoris (2007) et Le Tournant numérique de l’esthétique (2011). Since 2007 he has been heading the Basse Définition research project which aims to show how algorithms such as PageRank, MP3, MPEG, and GIF have restructured the sensorial environment and creative power of contemporary artists.
- Benjamin Thorel
[FR] is an art critic and a curator. He cofounded an bookstore Section 7 Books and the publishing house Paraguay Press which depend on castillo/corrales—a curatorial structure and an exhibition space created in Paris in 2007. He also collaborates with the magazine May (Paris) and contributes to Pétunia (Paris), and Fillip (Vancouver).
- Jan Tschichold
[DE] was a typographer and typefaces designer, a teacher and an author among the most important ones of the 20th century. He was born in Leipzig in 1902 and died in Locarno in 1974. He particularly wrote Die Neue Typographie. Ein Handbuch für zeitgemäss Schaffende, published for the first time in Berlin in 1928. After he fled Nazi Germany to Switzerland in 1933, he spent time on several occasions in England and worked on the standardization of composition's rules of typefaces collections for Penguin Books publishing house. His most-known typeface is the Sabon, which he designed at the end of the 1960s.
- Joël Vacheron
[SZ] is a professor and researcher at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) where he teaches visual arts and the sociology of media. As an independent journalist, he regularly collaborates on editorial projects in the areas of art and photography.
- David Vallance
[FR] is a type and graphic designer. During his studies at the École Supérieure d’Art et Design in Valence, he undertook research dealing with the Metafont program. He then joined the Re-typographe research program at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (Nancy).
- Phillip van den Bossche
[BE] studied philosophy and art history in Brussels and Ghent, and followed program in curatorial practices of De Appel in Amsterdam in 1996-1997. He first worked as a curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and, since 2007, has headed the Mu.ZEE in Ostend.
- Patricia van Schuylenbergh
[FR] holds a PhD in history and a DES in Development from the Catholic University of Louvain. She heads the History and Politics Department at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervueren, and has given lectures at UCL since 2010. Her work focuses on Belgian colonial history, the history of the environment and the protection of nature in Central Africa, the history of colonial sciences, collections and visual representations.
- Françoise Vergès
[FR] is currently in charge of « Global South(s) » chair at Collège d’Études Mondiales de la Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. She gets her PhD in political science from Berkeley University, California, in 1995. She taught at Sussex University and Goldsmith College and ran the Comity for Memory and Slavery History from 2009 to 2012. Françoise Vergès is also a film author and consultant for documentaries.
- Patrick Viveret
[FR] philosopher, essayist, and honorary magistrate at the Court of Auditors, was invited by Michel Rocard to lead an investigation evaluating public policies (1989). He then wrote a report, for Lionel Jospin’s government, on wealth indicators and alternative approaches to money (2002). Cofounder of the international meetings “Dialogues en humanité,” he led the movement Sol des monnaies citoyennes and actively participates in the “Osons les jours heureux” people’s movement created in 2016 and taking its name from that of the program drawn up by the National Council of Resistance in 1944.
- Helmut Völter
[DE] is an artist and graphic designer from Leipzig, Germany. His research project on scientific cloud photography resulted in Cloud Studies (Spector Books, 2011).
- Albena Yaneva
[GB] is a Professor in Architectural Theory and director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) at the University of Manchester, UK. She is the author of several books, including Mapping Controversies in Architecture, (Farnham, Ashgate, 2012). She is the recipient of the RIBA President’s award for outstanding research (2010). Her research is intrinsically transdisciplinary and crosses the boundaries of science studies, cognitive anthropology, architectural theory and political philosophy.
- Mariko Yokogi
[JP] is a graphic designer, architect and design writer. She studied at the Waseda University in Tokyo and holds an M.A. in architecture. Since 2011, she has interviewed many graphic designers from several major cities in Asia on behalf of Japanese magazine typographics: ti
- Raphaël Zarka
[FR] born in 1977 in Montpellier, is a French artist, photographer, sculptor, and videographer graduated from the École Nationale Superieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris. He also is the author of several books devoted to skateboarding, which he is particularly interested in. Raphaël Zarka lives and works in Paris today, and is represented by Galerie Michel Rein.
- Joëlle Zask
[FR] teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Aix-Marseille University. A specialist in political philosophy, she studies the forms and criteria of a shared democratic culture. In addition to articles (some of which can be found on her websites http://joelle.zask.over-blog.com/ and https://univ-amu.academia.edu/joellezask), she is the author of several books. The most recent are Participer. Essai sur les formes démocratiques de la participation (Le Bord de l’eau, 2011), Outdoor Art. La sculpture et ses lieux (La Découverte, 2013) and La Démocratie aux champs (La Découverte, 2016). In her latest book, Quand la place devient publique (Le Bord de l’eau, 2018), she discusses the configuration of an urban square specifically adapted to democratic lifestyles.