Contributors Biographies

Issue 4: To Participate: Global and Spatial Perspectives


Cláudio Bueno is a multimedia artist and researcher. He is pursuing PhD at Visual Arts program from USP (Universidade de Sao Paulo). Most of his artwork explores the invisible qualities of relations among people and spaces. He has received prizes and grants, like: Honorary Mention from Prix Ars Electronica; Transitio_MX; Rumos CyberArts from Itaú Cultural; “Videobrasil em Contexto”; Locative Media Arte.Mov; among others. He has participated on exhibitions like: Hessel Museum of Art/CCS Bard (New York); La Chambre Blanche (Quebec City); Paço das Artes, Luciana Brito Gallery, MIS and SESC (Sao Paulo); etc. His public talks occurred in spaces like: Casa Tomada (Sao Paulo); Humboldt Universitat (Berlin); Whitechapel Gallery (London) among others.

Ana da Cunha is a Ph.D. student in Advanced Studies in Artistic Productions at the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain, who completed her Master in Communication and Semiotics at Pontifícia Universidade Católica in São Paulo (PUC/SP), and graduated in Visual Arts from the State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil. She is an artist and researcher in the field of arts, with emphasis on studies in art and technology, acting on the following research lines: digital, mobile and fixed networks, cyberculture, relational aesthetics, and collaborative art. She is also a researcher and collaborator of GIIP (International and Interinstitutional Research Group) at UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil.

Joanna Griffin is an artist and recently completed a PhD at Transtechnology Research, Plymouth University, UK. She was recipient of the International Arts Council of England Fellowship at NASA Space Science Lab, UC Berkeley in 2006 and has worked on commissions for The Arts Catalyst in the UK including the 2014 Republic of the Moon exhibition in London. She was instrumental in creating a major astronomy festival, Kalpaneya Yatre: Journey of Imaginations, in Bengaluru, India in 2010. Joanna contributes to the work of the artist/hacker collective Orbitando Satélites and has presented at the Global Lunar Conference 2010 in Beijing, the International Astronautical Congress 2012 in Naples and the Science and Society 2013 Symposium at the University of Ottawa.

Cynthia Hammond is an artist and associate professor in the Department of Art History, Concordia University, Montréal. She teaches interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to the study of urban landscapes and architectural history. Her recent work has focused on posthumanist, spatial theory, which puts non-human agency at the forefront of the study of the city. Her first book, Architects, Angels, Activists and the City of Bath, 1765-1965, was published by Ashgate in 2012, and her most recent exhibition, Parallax: Landscape in Transition, was held at the FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, in September 2014. Le Possible is a collaboration between Cynthia and Camille Bédard, Shauna Janssen, Roger Latour, and Itai Peleg.

Gretchen King is a PhD candidate in Communication Studies at McGill University. Gretchen King conducted her dissertation fieldwork at Jordan’s first community radio station, Radio al-Balad 92.4FM. Through an ethnographic examination of the reception and impact of community radio news programming among FM audiences in Amman, Gretchen’s research evaluates the effectiveness and sustainability of alternative journalism practices. She approaches community radio stations as non-profit media institutions that facilitate political learning environments and thereby promote social change. In addition, locating her research in Jordan catalyzes scholarly attention to the role of purportedly old media in new and democratizing media environments. Previously News Director at Montreal’s community radio station CKUT 90.3fm for ten years, Gretchen continues to work at the frontlines of community media movements and recently published on her experiences in Free City Radio, Volume III (2014) and Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada (2010).

Lorena Lamin est titulaire d’un diplôme en Communication Sociale et Culturelle de l’Université Catholique Portugaise et d’un DEA en Littérature et Civilisation Françaises de La Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III, réalisé sous la direction du Prof. Philippe Hamon, dont le sujet est l’influence d’Emile Zola sur le réalisme cinématographique. Au long de son parcours académique, elle a publié des articles sur le thème des relations entre le cinéma et la littérature, le pouvoir des média et nouveaux média. Elle réalise actuellement un doctorat en Sciences de la Communication à la Faculté de Sciences Humaines et Sociales de l’Université Nova de Lisbonne, dont le thème est l’activisme transmédia comme outil de changement social et la valeur politique du divertissement comme moyen d’« empowerment ».

Nicole Lattuca creates public programs and educational initiatives primarily founded on concepts of discursive practices, participation, and co-design workshops. Presently, she is participating in a sequence of residencies at Fogo Island Arts, The Banff Centre, and the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico. From 2010 to 2013 she was the Curator of Educational Programs at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. Nicole has held professional positions the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Nicole holds an M.A in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute and a B.A in Photography from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.