Beatriz Véliz Argueta
Beatriz has a restless and curious mind that rarely stands still. With an interdisciplinary academic training and a globalized life she is passionate about building bridges so that experiences, biographies, objects and complex arguments can circulate freely and create new ways of understanding the world.
Her work is an ongoing dialogue of ideas, theories, anecdotes and fragments of life reflecting and critically questioning larger social processes.
Beatriz, a strong advocate of dialogues between arts and social sciences, lectures at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and, during the summer, at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Carla Duarte, architect, was born in Lisbon in 1975. She attended the photography school – Ar.Co – from 2005 until 2007, having exhibited there during that period. In 2005 she made her debut with press and stage photography projects for the theatre. In 2007 she was awarded an individual prize at the Lisbon Photography Marathon. In October 2008 she has her first individual exhibition. In 2013, she participated at The International Urban Summer School, at Goldsmith’s College and, in April 2014, did a 3 week internship on street photographic with John Levett, in London. She is currently attending a PhD in Architecture in ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon.
Valeria Ferraro is a specialist in Turkish studies, with a background in political sciences and Asian studies. During her doctoral years, she approached memory studies for analysing the transformation and adaptation of Sufism in Turkey. At this time she also started discovering photography as a way to explore social issues. Currently, she is completing a vocational course in photojournalism organized by Bluocean S.r.L. with patronage of National Geographic Italy and her main interest is on communities’ reactions in the aftermath of major social and political events. She is also adjunct professor in Turkish language at the University of Insubria in Como (Italy).