Sophia Cai is a curator and arts writer based in Narrm/Melbourne, Australia. She currently teaches as a sessional lecturer in Critical and Theoretical Studies, Victorian College of Arts at the University of Melbourne, while also maintaining an independent curating and writing practice. Sophia is particularly interested in Asian art histories, the intersections between contemporary art and craft, and feminist curatorial methodologies and community-building as forms of political resistance. She also enjoys taking walks with her greyhound best friends (and half-siblings) Rosie and Rocket.
Fernando do Campo is an Argentinean-Australian artist based in Sydney where he is Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design. Fernando has presented solo exhibitions in Australia and the USA and group exhibitions internationally. He has received grants from the Australian Regional Arts Fund, Arts Tasmania, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW and The New School. He is a Sir General John Monash Foundation Scholar.
Dr. Erin Hortle is a writer and associate researcher at the University of Tasmania. Recently, her essays and short fiction have been featured in The Griffith Review, The Australian Humanities Review, Island Magazine, Kill Your Darlings, and her debut novel The Octopus and I was published by Allen & Unwin in 2020.
Paul Kelaita is a researcher, writer, and teacher who received his PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies from the University of Sydney. His research on queer art practices in Greater Western Sydney is focused around cultural imaginaries of queerness and suburbia. Some of Paul’s recent writing has been published in Cultural Studies Review, Sydney Review of Books, and Running Dog.
Will Lee is an artist who makes machinimas and browser-based experiments. He subsists in New York.
Talia Linz is Curator at Artspace, Sydney, working collaboratively to develop and support Australian and international solo and group exhibitions, new commissions, multi-platform projects, public programs, residencies and publications. Currently she is also part of the curatorial team for the upcoming 23rd Biennale of Sydney, 2022.
Annie Potts is Professor of Human-Animal Studies at the Canterbury University in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of Chicken (Reaktion, 2012), and co-author of A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in our History, Culture and Everyday Life (AUP, 2013) and Animals in Emergencies: Learning from the Christchurch Earthquakes (CUP, 2014). Annie is currently writing Possum Tales for Sydney University Press. She lives in a multispecies household of birds, marsupials and mammals in the port town of Lyttelton.
Dr. Timo Rissanen is an educator, scholar, designer and artist. He is associate professor of fashion and textiles at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Prior to UTS he was an associate professor at Parsons School of Design, The New School. As an artist he has focused on nature, politics and love through installation, performance and cross-stitched poetry. Risannen has co-edited two books on fashion and sustainability, Shaping Sustainable Fashion with Alison Gwilt (Routledge, 2011) and Zero Waste Fashion Design with Holly McQuillan (Bloomsbury, 2016).
Zoë Sadokierski is an award-winning book designer, writer and senior lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) School of Design, where she is part of Spec Studio, a collective of design researchers exploring narrative approaches to ecological communication. Current collaborations include the Urban Field Naturalist Project and Precarious Birds. She is former president and a founding member of the Australian Book Designers Association.