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AI WEIWEI
is an artist. Born in
1957, he currently resides and
works in Beijing, China. From
architecture to installations, social
media to doc umentaries, Ai uses
a wide range of media as expres-
sions to set up new possibilities
and conditions for his audience to
examine society and its values.
SHAHIDUL ALAM
is a Bangladeshi
photographer, writer, and social
activist as well as the initiator of
the Drik Picture Library, founded
in 1989 and based in Dhaka,
Bangladesh.
KAREN ANDREASSIAN
is an
Armenian artist whose documen-
tary work records the political and
geological landscapes of Armenia
and the social transformation it
faces in post-Soviet times.
NEGAR AZIMI
is a writer and
Senior Editor of Bidoun, an
award-winning arts and culture
magazine. In 2014–2015 she was
a fellow at the Cullman Center
for Scholars and Writers at the
New York Public Library.
AMY BALKIN
is an American artist
whose projects propose a reconsti-
tuted commons, considering legal
borders and systems, environ-
mental justice, and the sharing
of common-pool resources in the
context of climate change.
HORACE D. BALLARD, JR. is
a doctoral candidate at Brown
University in the programs of
Public Humanities, History of Art,
and American Studies and a lec-
turer at the Museum of Art, Rhode
Island School of Design (RISD).
OMAR BERRADA
is a writer,
translator, and critic who currently
directs Dar al-Ma’mûn, a library
and artists residency near
Marrakesh.
BIBLIOTHÈQUES SANS
FRONTIÈRES
was founded in
2007 in France at the initiative
of Patrick Weil. It is one of the
leading NGOs working in access
to information and knowledge and
culture-based development, sup-
porting libraries around the world.
CAMP
is a collaborative studio
founded in Bombay in 2007 by
Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran.
It combines film, video, installation,
software, open-access archives,
and public programming with
broad interests in technology, film,
and theory. CAMP likes to work on
long-term, complex projects
that nest in their contexts. From
their home base in Chuim village,
Bombay, CAMP are co-initiators of
the online footage archive, the new
cinema archive, and the Wharfage
project on the Indian Ocean. 
GIUSEPPE CAMPUZANO
(1969–
2013) was a philosopher, per-
former, activist, and the founder of
the Museo Travesti del Perú, which
addresses issues of sexual rights,
participation, and inclusion.
KATAYOUN CHAMANY is
Associate Professor of Biology at
Eugene Lang College of Liberal
Arts at The New School.
CHTO DELAT
is a collective
founded in 2003 in St. Petersburg,
Russia, by a group of artists, crit-
ics, philosophers, and writers, with
the goal of merging political theory,
art, and activism.
ROMI N. CRAWFORD,
Ph.D., is
Associate Professor in the Visual
and Critical Studies and Liberal
Arts Departments at the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago. Her
research revolves around ideas of
race and ethnicity and their rela-
tion to American art, literature,
and film.
DABATEATR is
a Morocco-based
company founded in 2004 by
Jaouad Essounani that consists
of performing art makers from
Morocco and all over the world who
work as a freelance collective.
T. J. DEMOS
is Professor of
History of Art and Visual Culture
and Director of the Center for
Creative Ecologies at University of
California, Santa Cruz.
JOCELYN EDENS
is the
Kress Curatorial Fellow at
Hampshire College in Amherst,
Massachusetts, where she works
with the Institute for Curatorial
Practice and digital platforms
for curating.
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