Academic and Artistic Committee
I am a French-Tunisian director of photography. I started my career in France and in England by doing an internship on "Star Wars episod one", and then became an assistant director alongside renowned directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Cédric Klapisch, Sophie Marceau, David Mackenzie or Deepa Metha. My skills quickly led me to practice my profession at an international level, working on auteur projects as well as blockbusters in Africa, Europe, Asia or South America.
I'm a Professor of Accounting. I hold a Chair in Accounting at the University of Edinburgh Business School and I'm co-editor-in-chief of Critical Perspectives on Accounting. My research examines the economic, political and social impact of accounting. I'm currently working on a projects concerned with financial innovation in the charitable sector, pharmaceutical companies, prisons and neoliberal governance. Visit my website
I’m an academic and activist. I work as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh Business School. I gained myPhD at the London School of Economics. Before that, I spent three years living in London, Ontario, where I got to know Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner; it was also a time when my interest in the intersection of art, culture and political activism came together. Visit my website
I’m an associate professor of accounting at the LSE. I Studied Sociology at the Universität Bielefeld and Accounting and Sociology at the LSE and Political Science. I’m actually working on the quantification of decency. It seeks to contribute to our understanding of the multifaceted relations formed between instruments of quantification, economy and morality, and the roles of rating, ranking and performance measurement in mediating between conflicting values and rationalities.
II’m a full professor at the Centre Maurice Halbwachs (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) and a member of the Center for the Study of Invention and Social Process (Goldsmiths University of London). I’m a member of the French National Advisory Council on Ethics. My book, Statactivisme, edited volume with Isabelle Bruno and Julien Prévieux, dedicated to analyze ways in which ordinary people use statistics to enhance their power against institutions. Recently, I’ve been working on a project on big data in the domain of health and especially in genomics.
VANESSA PEÑA ALARCÓN
I'm a cultural manager and independent curator. I hold a degree in Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master's Degree in Research in Cultural Theory and Criticism from Carlos III University. I have received grants to develop my work internationally through training and research stays in Spain, China, the United States and Germany.
I'm currently focusing my curatorial practice on the photographic medium, exploring issues of gender and identity.
I'm a french artist. I hold an MA from both the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Paris Cergy and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. My last solo exhibition took place at the Maréchalerie, Contemporary Art Museum, in Versailles, France, and I published La dérive des météores (ISBN 978-2-918512-19-6).
My work questions the ambiguous relationships that we have with our ecological environment. She creates hybrid objects, halfway between urbanity and wilderness, control and disorder, reality and fiction. Her outdoor interventions are like anomalies that end up adapting and mingling with their environment.