Friends and family


John Angerson
John Angerson’s work is concerned with changing cultural landscapes and addresses definitions of community, focusing on how specific communities form, shift and develop. He has been exhibited at major art institutions and has worked on commissions for a variety of international publications.

Iphgenia Baal
is an author whose first two titles, The Hardy Tree and Gentle Art were published by Trolley Books. Her work has also appeared in Dazed & Confused, Smoke: A London Peculiar, International Times, Monika, Litro, Strike! and The Milan Review.

Mark Boswell
is a New-York-based filmmaker whose experimental media art works have been screened at museums, biennials, and media art festivals worldwide, including recent exhibitions at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Transmediale (Berlin), the Courtauld Institute (London), and Oxford University.

Stuart Braun
is currently penning a book about his adopted city, Berlin: City of Refuge. His journalism has appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique, Al Jazeera and elsewhere. He has produced several documentaries for ABC Radio in Australia on Aboriginal communities, including the Parkies:

Lucy Caldwell
was born in Belfast in 1981. Her novels are Where They Were Missed and The Meeting Point, and her plays include Leaves, Guardians and Notes to Future Self. Awards include the George Devine Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Stewart Parker Award, the Imison Award and the PMA Award for Most Promising Playwright.

Will Carruthers
is best known for playing bass in Spacemen 3, Spiritualized and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. He has worked as a waiter, a cook, a gardener, a roadie, and on building sites. He is currently compiling a book of his poetry and short stories and playing music. Sometimes.

Steven Connor
is Grace 2 Professor of English at the University of Cambridge and fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is a writer, critic and broadcaster, who has written books on topics such as ventriloquism, skin, flies, and air, as well as, most recently, Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things (2011).

Chiara Dazi
was born in Italy, where she studied languages and wrote a degree thesis on German Ostalgie. She developed her photography while working at the Agence VU archive in Paris, and in 2012 graduated from Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin. Her work focuses on collective memory and the popular imagination of places.

Joe Dilworth
studied fine art at St Martins and Goldsmiths. He has worked as a photographer for music papers and record companies and played drums in various bands. He now lives in Berlin.

Crispin Dowler
is a freelance journalist and writer from London.

Miriam Elia
is a visual artist and comedian. Her work includes radio comedy sketches, films, live stand-up, collage, prints, photography, animation and installations. She has her own Sony-nominated BBC Radio 4 sketch show, A Series of Psychotic Episodes, and has written for the likes of Arthur Smith, and Mitchell and Webb.

Chris Floyd
is a photographer and filmmaker based in London. His work has been published in The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Interview and The New York Times Magazine. He has been featured in The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and in American Photography.

Salena Godden
has two books out this year, Under The Pier and Yellow. She hosts and produces The Book Club Boutique, performs at festivals and literary events around the world, and is lyricist and lead singer of eclectic ska-break band SaltPeter. She is a regular on BBC shows The Verb, Bespoken Word, and Saturday Live.

Kyna Gourley
studied photography at Westminster University before completing a Masters in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths. She has worked on socially-engaged projects for over ten years and now combines the roles of photographer, filmmaker and ethnographer.

Niven Govinden
is the author of novels We Are The New Romantics and Graffiti My Soul. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications including Five Dials, Pen Pusher, Time Out, Stimulus Respond, Butt, and on BBC Radio 3.

David Gray
is a graphic designer and photographer; Paul Summers is a writer. They have been creating paper movies since 2003. Union is part of the Dreams that Days Break series, in which Gray’s photographic exploration and poetic fragments by Summers explore the relationship between image and text.

Flavie Guerrand
is a French photographer based in Berlin. Her work began in, and is inspired by, the underground party scene in France in the 1990s, in which she was a dedicated conspirator.

Oliver Harris
is a writer based in London. His crime novel, The Hollow Man, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2011. Deep Shelter will be published later this year. He recently completed a PhD about psychoanalysis and antiquity.

Julia Hayes
is based in London where she studies painting at the Royal College of Art. The main focus of her work is folk culture and she seeks to represent celebratory and transgressive aspects of collective community behaviour and ritual.

Lewis Heriz
is an illustrator and graphic artist working in London. Most frequently he produces record sleeve artwork for releases related to music from hotter parts of the world than Hackney, but when not doing that, he likes to draw people and the things related to their lives.

Anna Hughes
is an artist who works primarily in paint and collage. She has exhibited at solo and group shows internationally. Born in London, she now lives and works in Berlin.

Seba Kurtis
was born and raised in Buenos Aires, where he studied journalism. After the political and economic crisis of 2001 he spent several years as an illegal immigrant in Spain, an experience that informed his first two books, Drowned and Kif, both published by Here Press.

Nina Mangalanayagam
graduated with a Masters in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2009. Half Swedish, half Tamil she uses her own experience to explore the relationships between identities and societies, families and environments. ‘The folds …’ brings together images and experiences of her family in Sweden and Paris.

Amber Marks
is a writer of poetry, fiction, journalism and academic research. Her book Headspace is a mixture of all four. She is a regular performer at literary festivals and won the first London Literary Death Match. Her articles have appeared in The Guardian, Time Out, The Sunday Times and The Register.

Alexander Massouras
is a painter, printmaker, and author of Three Moderately Cautionary Tales. He has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and the Gilchrist Fisher award, and in 2011 he won the Pulse Prize. His work is in the collections of the British Museum, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the London School of Economics.

Chloe Dewe Mathews
has been awarded the BJP International Photography Award, the Julia Margaret Cameron New Talent Award, PDN’s 30and Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographer’s Award, and was nominated for the Prix Pictet and MACK First Book Award.

Anton Koslov Mayr
is an artist and author known for his photo installations and film projects. He studied film and philosophy at NYU and Harvard, holds a PhD from EHESS, and has exhibited internationally. He is the founder of Artout, a Berlin-based company that hires out artists as escorts.

Seamus Murphy
has worked extensively in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and most recently in America on an ongoing project during what he calls “a nervous and auspicious time.” His accolades include six World Press Photo Awards.

José Navarro
José Navarro’s photography focuses on people’s interaction with their natural surroundings and often demands travelling in remote environments. He is a course leader on the BA (Hons) Photography degree at The Open College of the Arts and is currently working on the dissertation for his MA in Environmental Anthropology.

Tatyana Palyga
was born in Cherepovets in Russia and now lives and works in Saint Petersburg. Her photography has appeared in two self-published books, as well as international exhibitions, magazines and blogs.

Bronwen Parker-Rhodes
has directed two series of 3 Minute Wonders for Channel 4, and made films for Vivienne Westwood, Rihanna, Current TV and Spine TV. Her films and photography have been exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions. Her first book, At Home, was published this year by Oodee.

Damien Poulain
is a French graphic designer and art director based in London. Specialising in print-based projects including books, small-run publications and record sleeves, he also creates posters and other communication imagery for art galleries, fashion designers and music labels.

Thomas Rees
is an ex-jockey and was for twenty years a horse coper. He has written for The Times, The Guardian, The Spectator, etc, from Iraq, Bosnia, Europe and the US. He is now working on a film.

Lee Scrivner
is an American poet, composer and critic known for his satirical manifestos, anachronistic verse dramas, and for being the Interim Margrave of the avant-garde sleeper cell The Insomnauts. He is currently Lecturer in Humanities at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.

Nikesh Shukla
is a writer of books and television. His debut novel, Coconut Unlimited was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010. He has been writer in residence for BBC Asian Network and the Royal Festival Hall. His Channel 4 Comedy Lab Kabadasses aired on E4 and Channel 4 in 2011. He likes Spider-man comics. A lot.

Amy Stein
is a photographer and teacher based in New York City. Her work explores our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment.

Thomas Thwaites
is a designer of a more speculative sort, whose work examines how technology, science and economics interact with trends, fictions and beliefs, to shape our present society, and possible futures.

Charles Trotter
a commercial photographer, was based in Nairobi in the 1950s.