Contributors

Contributors list

ArtsEverywhere features over 150 contributors from around the world, all passionate about the transformative power of the arts. They include artists, policy makers, ecologists, mathematicians, philosophers, children, city builders, social justice leaders, farmers, educators, activists, and many others.

Valerie Sing TurnerValerie Sing Turner (1)

Valerie Sing Turner is a Vancouver-based award-winning theatre artist who performs, writes, directs, and produces. A former artist-in-residence with National Arts Centre, she is curre...

Arquitectura ExpandidaArquitectura Expandida (1)

Ana López-Ortego is an architect, PhD student in Geography, University teacher and researcher, and activist in Latin America. She is co-founder and co-director of Arquitectura Expandida, b...

avatar for IICSIIICSI (1)

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) is a central source for the collection and dissemination of research on improvised creative practices. The Institu...

Louis-Karl Picard-SiouiLouis-Karl Picard-Sioui (1)

Writer, poet, performer and visual arts curator, Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui rejects categorizations and defines himself above all as a creator. A member of the Wendat people, he was raised and s...

Flip CoutoFlip Couto (1)

Flip Couto is a Brazilian dancer, performer and producer based in São Paulo, who uses his own body as a political statement. As a gay, Black male who is open about his HIV status, he questi...

Felipe Rivas San MartínFelipe Rivas San Martín (1)

Felipe Rivas San Martín is a visual artist and activist of the Sexual Dissidence. He earned his Master of Visual Arts at the University of Chile. He currently lives and works in Valencia, Sp...

Kade L. TwistKade L. Twist (1)

Kade L. Twist is a poet and interdisciplinary artist working with video, sound, interactive media, text, and installation environments. He is a co-founder of Postcommodity, an interdiscipli...

Fareen HaQFareen HaQ (1)

Farheen HaQ is a South Asian Muslim Canadian artist who has been living on unceded Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC) for 20 years. She was born and raised in Haudenosanee territory (Nia...

Rebecca PeelerRebecca Peeler (1)

Rebecca Peeler is a New York City based freelance journalist who has reported on issues addressing health, environmental, and social concerns. She is currently pursuing a degree in Traditi...

Jen DavisJen Davis (1)

Jennifer L. Davis practices architecture, art, and independent curating in Toronto, Canada. She holds a Master of Architecture (2011) from the University of Toronto and is co-curator of Rear ...

Iaroslav VolovodIaroslav Volovod (1)

Iaroslav Volovod was born in Murmansk, USSR and earned his BA in Asian and African Studies from St. Petersburg State University and his MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, New Y...

Manish JainManish Jain (1)

Manish Jain is deeply committed to regenerating our diverse knowledge systems and cultural imaginations. He has served for the past 19 years as Coordinator and Co-Founder of Shikshantar:...

Tobi MaierTobi Maier (1)

Tobi Maier is a curator and art critic based in São Paulo. He served as curator at Frankfurter Kunstverein (2006–2008), Ludlow 38 in New York (2008–2011), and as associate curator for...

Lan-Phuong PhanLan-Phuong Phan (1)

Lan-Phuong Phan is a French intellectual, teacher and entrepreneur born in Vietnam and raised in France and Vietnam. She has co-founded Renaissance Urbaine Urban R&D and participate...

Thomas KrügerThomas Krüger (1)

Thomas Krüger is the Director of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. After being a founding member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the former GDR, and becoming the execu...

Yaacov HechtYaacov Hecht (1)

Yaacov Hecht is the founder and chairman of Education Cities - the Art of Collaborations. He is internationally recognized as a leader in democratic education, learning theory, and soci...

Nicolas BuchoudNicolas Buchoud (1)

Nicolas J.A. Buchoud is the co-owner of Renaissance Urbaine, the strategic advisory consultancy he established in 2006, and the President of the Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Developm...

Helena SignerHelena Signer (1)

Helena Singer is the Ashoka Vice President for Youth in Latin America. She co-led the creation of innovative schools in Brazil and was a special assistant to the Minister of Education respons...

Petros TouloudisPetros Touloudis (1)

Artist Petros Touloudis lives between Athens and Tinos Island in Greece. A graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts, Touloudis works across the areas of visual art (video, sculpt...

Pakui HardwarePakui Hardware (1)

Pakui Hardware (Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda) are based in Berlin and Vilnius. They have worked as a collaborative artist duo since 2014. Their latest solo shows include exhibit...

avatar for Danila BustamanteDanila Bustamante (1)

Danila Bustamante é videomaker e produtora cultural. Criadora de pensamentos ilustres e complicados busca através do vídeo, formas diferentes e inusitadas para eternizar um bom momento.

Edgardo GarcíaEdgardo García (1)

Edgardo Leonel García is a young Zapotec, sociologist, and peasant apprentice from Southern Mexico. He is a founder and member of the Autonomous Cooperative of Sharing and Learning of Oa...

Nelson MotaNelson Mota (1)

Nelson Mota is Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology and guest scholar with The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design. He holds a PhD from D...

Karol RadziszewskiKarol Radziszewski (1)

Karol Radziszewski is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and curator. His archive-based methodology crosses multiple cultural, historical, religious, social, and gender references. He is...

avatar for Graham LawsonGraham Lawson (1)

Graham Lawson writes regularly on arts and culture for The Jerusalem Post and other publications. 

avatar for Thiago de Paula SouzaThiago de Paula Souza (1)

Thiago de Paula Souza lives in São Paulo, where he works as an educator at the Afro-Brazilian Museum (Museu Afro Brazil). His current research concerns race relations, African and Afro-Brazi...

avatar for Jeni FultonJeni Fulton (1)

Jeni Fulton is a writer and editor based in Berlin. She is the Art/Commissioning editor for Sleek Magazine.

Mahmoud KhaledMahmoud Khaled (1)

Mahmoud Khaled (b. 1982) studied fine art at Alexandria University in Egypt and Trondheim University in Norway. His work, spanning video, photography, sculpture, installation, sound and t...

Maya MikdashiMaya Mikdashi (1)

Maya Mikdashi received her PhD from Columbia University's Department of Anthropology. She is Co-Director of the documentary film About Baghdad. Maya is currently a Mellon Postdoctural Fello...

Ella BoureauElla Boureau (1)

Ella Boureau is an NYC-based writer, editor, events curator, and is currently the Awards Coordinator for the Lambda Literary Foundation. A graduate of The New School and a 2013 Queer / A...

avatar for Eric GitariEric Gitari (1)

Eric Gitari is a lawyer with Nairobi-based National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) Kenya.

Zvonimir DobrovicZvonimir Dobrovic (1)

Zvonimir Dobrovic is the founder and artistic director of Domino, the biggest independent art NGO in Croatia. In that capacity, he is responsible for programming several festivals in Croatia...

Shalini KantayyaShalini Kantayya (1)

Shalini Kantayya is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, educator, and eco-activist. She is the Creative Director of 7th Empire Media, a production company that uses artistic expression and mass medi...

avatar for Asmara PelupessyAsmara Pelupessy (1)

Asmara Pelupessy is co-editor of the book UNFIXED: Photography and Postcolonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art. She was researcher and producer for Via PanAm, Dutch photojournalist Kadir...

avatar for Berette MacaulayBerette Macaulay (1)

Berette Macaulay is an award-winning artist born in Sierra Leone of West African/French-Dominican/German-Czech descent. She was raised in Jamaica and the U.K., and is now based in the U.S.

avatar for Albie SachAlbie Sach (1)

Albie Sach is a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

avatar for Edwin CameronEdwin Cameron (1)

Edwin Cameron is current judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

avatar for Dr. Helga TurkuDr. Helga Turku (1)

Dr. Helga Turku is a consultant for USAID-funded rule of law projects in Haiti and Cote d’Ivoire.

Madhur AnandMadhur Anand (1)

Madhur Anand's poetry has appeared in literary magazines across North America. She completed her Ph.D. in theoretical ecology at Western University, and is currently University Research Chai...

Lee SmolinLee Smolin (1)

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who is a founding and senior faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His main contributions have been to the quantum theory of grav...

Adrian StimsonAdrian Stimson (1)

Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta. He is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and educator who has a BFA with distinction from the Alberta Colleg...

Alice WangAlice Wang (1)

Alice Wang was a 2012 World Policy Institute Research Assistant.

Paula SegalPaula Segal (1)

Paula Segal is a lawyer and a founder of 596 Acres.

Jude DibiaJude Dibia (1)

Jude Dibia is the author of Walking with Shadows, Unbridled and Blackbird. His writings explore the realities of gay Africans living in the continent and the challenges and abuse they face da...

avatar for Pelin TanPelin Tan (1)

Pelin Tan is an assistant professor for the New Media Department at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. In 2011, Tan was The MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology fellow.

avatar for Zoraida LopezZoraida Lopez (1)

Zoraida Lopez is best known for her images concerning race, immigration, juvenile justice, and gender relations. Her work has been exhibited at galleries including Rush Arts and Whitewall in...

avatar for Henry YuanHenry Yuan (1)

Henry Yuan is the Secretary of Champion of Water Alliance and advisor to Thirst, a global water awareness campaign initiated by the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.

avatar for Honor BaileyHonor Bailey (1)

Honor Bailey is an intern at The World Policy Institute. 

avatar for Mike Van GraanMike Van Graan (1)

Mike van Graan is the Executive Director of the African Arts Institute (AFAI), a South African NGO based in Cape Town whose two-fold mission is to help develop leadership for the African crea...

avatar for Shirlynn ShamShirlynn Sham (1)

Shirlynn Sham is a research assistant at the World Policy Institute and an undergraduate student at Columbia University majoring in Art History and Political Science.

Mikael AwakeMikael Awake (1)

Mikael Awake’s fiction has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Witness, Callaloo, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Georgia, he lives in Broo...

avatar for Ahmet ÖğütAhmet Öğüt (1)

Ahmet Öğüt is a conceptual artist living and working in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He works with a broad range of media including video, photography, installation, drawing, and print media.

Barrak AlzaidBarrak Alzaid (1)

Barrak Alzaid is a writer, curator, and artist, and is the artistic director of ArteEast. He is co-editor with Khalid Hadeed of the ArteEast Shahadat Publication For Lives Undone: Gaza Summons...

avatar for Alexis OrtizAlexis Ortiz (1)

Alexis Ortiz is an ELNYA fellow.

avatar for Nichole MartiniNichole Martini (1)

Nichole Martini is an ELNYA fellow. Fundraising and philanthropy professional with expertise in social justice philanthropy and arts and culture.

avatar for Robert BedoyaRobert Bedoya (1)

Roberto Bedoya is executive director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

avatar for Lawrence E. McCulloughLawrence E. McCullough (1)

Lawrence E. McCullough has been an active organizer of arts and non-profit community ventures since 1973. McCullough is a musician/composer and author of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays,...

Linda KinstlerLinda Kinstler (1)

Linda Kinstler is the Editor of the Bowdoin Orient and wrote for the Fall 2012 Democracy issue of World Policy Journal.

Kristin DeasyKristin Deasy (1)

Kristin Deasy is an international reporter based in Berlin. She has written for publications in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and writes a blog for World Affairs Journal.

Nick BoraineNick Boraine (1)

Nick Boraine is an actor, writer, director and the Associate Artistic Director of Global Arts Corps. Nick Boraine graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1994 wit...

Rajkamal KahlonRajkamal Kahlon (1)

Rajkamal Kahlon is an artist who focuses on painting and drawing. She has served as the Artist-in-Residence for the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project. In 2016 Kahlon ...

Wanda NanibushWanda Nanibush (1)

Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinaabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator and community organizer living in her territory of Chimnissing. Currently, Nanibush is a guest curator at the Art Galler...

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. NzewiUgochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (1)

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is an artist, art historian, and curator of African art at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art. His recent curatorial work includes the 11th Dak’Art Bien...

avatar for Lauryn BeerLauryn Beer (1)

Lauryn Beer is a writer who specializes in trade and human rights.

avatar for Virginia CiminoVirginia Cimino (1)

Virginia Cimino is currently the Program Director at the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap). She has worked in art galleries and art foundations across Europe. Her fiel...

avatar for Birgitta JónsdóttirBirgitta Jónsdóttir (1)

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a Poetician for the Pirate Party in the Icelandic Parliament and chairman for the International Modern Media Institute, or IMMI. Birgitta has helped create two polit...

avatar for Hans HaackeHans Haacke (1)

Hans Haacke, born in Cologne, Germany (1936), has lived in New York since the early 1960s. He taught at Cooper Union (New York) from 1967 – 2002. Solo exhibitions include: Tate Gallery (Lon...

avatar for Luis CamnitzerLuis Camnitzer (1)

Luis Camnitzer is a Uruguayan artist and educator based in New York and Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. He graduated in sculpture from...

avatar for Ricardo MbarkhoRicardo Mbarkho (1)

Ricardo Mbarkho is a Lebanese visual artist and founder of the Lebanese National Tabbouleh Day.

avatar for Ross CurtnerRoss Curtner (1)

Ross Curtner is a co-founder and co-director of Adjacent Possibilities

Honey Al SayedHoney Al Sayed (1)

Honey Al Sayed is a communications and marketing professional and journalist. After the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, she relocated to the United States and co-founded SouriaLi, where...

avatar for Katharina von SchroederKatharina von Schroeder (1)

Katharina von Schroeder is a documentary filmmaker . She has produced and directed documentary films in countries such as Russia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Nigeria. Her recent fil...

avatar for Kate ThomasKate Thomas (1)

Kate is a British-American journalist, editor and researcher. She lived in West Africa for seven years, including three years in Liberia, where her stories and long-term projects for...

Marita MuukkonenMarita Muukkonen (1)

Marita Muukkonen is an internationally active curator based in Helsinki and Berlin, and a co-founding co-director of Perpetuum Mobile. She has been Chairperson and Curator of The Hels...

Rebecca Salminen WittRebecca Salminen Witt (1)

Rebecca Salminen Witt is the President of The Greening of Detroit, a 25 year old non-profit environmental organization that works to secure the ecosystem of Detroit, Michigan by coordinating ...

avatar for Theaster GatesTheaster Gates (1)

Theaster Gates was born in 1973 in Chicago, where he lives and works. He exhibits widely, including group shows such as the Whitney Biennial, New York; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; ’The Spiri...

avatar for Jason SchupbachJason Schupbach (1)

Jason Schupbach is the Director of Design Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversees all design and creative placemaking, grantmaking and partnerships, including Our ...

Pauline BullenPauline Bullen (1)

Pauline E. Bullen, PhD, currently teaches in the Sociology and Women and Gender Development Studies Department at the Women’s University in Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe. She is a scholar...

Mike HouckMike Houck (1)

Mike Houck, Director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute (http://www.urbangreenspaces.org), has worked on local, regional, and national urban park and greenspace issues since 1980 when he fou...

avatar for Samer MohdadSamer Mohdad (1)

Samer Mohdad studied photography at L’École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc Liège, Belgium before lending his talents as a photojournalist to various international publications. An advo...

avatar for Laurel JarombekLaurel Jarombek (1)

Laurel Jarombek is an editorial assistant at World Policy Journal.

avatar for Steve FrostSteve Frost (1)

Steve Frost is Executive Director of the Tasai Foundation, an artist collective based in Vancouver, Canada

avatar for Suzanne LacySuzanne Lacy (1)

Suzanne Lacy is chair of the Graduate Public Practice Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Her installations, video, and performance focus on social themes. A recent pro...

avatar for Vicente TodolíVicente Todolí (1)

Vicente Todolí’s career in the visual arts spans more than 30 years, and includes positions as Chief Curator (1986-88) and then artistic director of the IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern ...

Elisabeth WellershausElisabeth Wellershaus (1)

Elisabeth Wellershaus is a journalist based in Berlin. She is an editor for Contemporary And and belongs to the 10nach8 Team at ZEIT ONLINE.

avatar for Cleo AbramianCleo Abramian (1)

Cleo Abramian is an editorial assistant at World Policy Journal.

avatar for Julie GoodnessJulie Goodness (1)

Julie Goodness is a PhD candidate at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden. Her research is in urban social-ecological systems, functional traits and ecosystem services, environme...

avatar for Pippin AndersonPippin Anderson (1)

Department of Environmental and Geographical Science and
The African Centre for Cities
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Pippin Anderson works at the University of Cape Town in South Af...

avatar for Louisa McCallLouisa McCall (1)

Louisa McCall is the co-director of Artists in Context.

avatar for Adam EchelmanAdam Echelman (1)

Adam Echelman is an editorial assistant at World Policy Journal.

avatar for Aliza GoldbergAliza Goldberg (1)

Aliza Goldberg is an editorial assistant at World Policy Journal and a graduate student at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

avatar for Sandi HalimuddinSandi Halimuddin (1)

Sandi Halimuddin is an editorial assistant at the World Policy Journal.

avatar for Mary Ann DeVliegMary Ann DeVlieg (1)

Mary Ann DeVlieg is the director for strategic development at freeDimensional.

avatar for Mike WatsonMike Watson (1)

Mike Watson is an art theorist and curator based in Italy. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College and has curated for Nomas Foundation and at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennales...

Yaffa FredrickYaffa Fredrick (1)

Yaffa Fredrick is managing editor of World Policy Journal

avatar for Chantal BilodeauChantal Bilodeau (1)

Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and translator. She also serves as the Artistic Director of the Arctic Cycle and is the founder of the blog, Artists and Climate Change

avatar for Jasmine BagerJasmine Bager (1)

Jasmine Bager is a contributor to Syria Deeply.

avatar for Scott BakerScott Baker (1)

Drawing on his background in strategic climate communications with Tides Canada and the Green Parties of Canada and Europe, Scott Baker co-founded Adjacent Possibilities with Ross Curtner duri...