Astrid Semeis an independent graphic designer from Graz, Austria. She received her MA at Werkplaats Typografie, NL after graduating from University for Applied Arts, Vienna. Her studio works within the many versatile fields of graphic design: art direction, visual identities and editorial projects—in web, print and space. Treating content always in the highest esteem, the studio’s key principles are rooted within research, visual concepts and finding economically viable means of production. In 2014 she received a residency at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels for her design work and sound based practice. She is also a member of Mark Pezinger Verlag, a publishing house and exhibition-platform for artists’ books.
is an architect and has been running Dafne Editora. With Diogo Seixas Lopes he was editor-in-chief of the magazine Jornal Arquitectos (2013-2015) and co-curatorof the 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale, The Form of Form. His last bookThe Anatomy of the Architectural Book (Lars Müller/Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2016), addresses the crossovers between book culture and building culture. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the insitute gta, ETH Zurich, researcher at Escola de Arquitectura da Universidade do Minho, in Guimarães, and consultant of Garagem Sul Architectural Exhibitions, in Lisbon.
Minibio coming soon.
Clara Balaguer(Clara) Lobregat Balaguer (Manila, 1980) is a cultural worker interested in the decolonization of cultural production most especially through the lens of the contemporary vernacular. She founded The Office of Culture and Design in 2010, a platform through which she articulates research, residencies, and social practice projects in the Philippines. She explores collaborative authorship through the clandestine publishing of Hardworking Goodlooking, a cottage-industry fueled imprint co-founded in 2013 with Filipino-American graphic designer Kristian Henson. She has lectured at Walker Art Center, Harvard GSD, MIT, Strelka Moscow, MoMA PS1, Triple Canopy, Hanyang University Seoul, and University of the Philippines. Her work has been exhibited and performed at Asia Culture Center, Singapore Art Museum, Art Dubai, Hangar Barcelona, and La Capella.
Minibio coming soon.
Robert Wiesenbergeris Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and Critic at the Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut. From 2014–16 he was the Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums, where he was responsible for the museums’ Bauhaus collections. He is the coauthor of Muriel Cooper (MIT Press, 2017), has contributed catalog essays for the Harvard Art Museums and the Walker Art Center, and is a contributing editor to Art Papers magazine. He holds a B.A. in history and Germanic studies from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D in art history from Columbia University.
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is a polymath wannabe. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Art (New Haven, CT/USA) and currently serves as Associate Professor at Beckmans Designhögskola in Stockholm and Adjunct at AHO while running his own cross-media practice in Oslo, Norway.