is a designer, author, and educator. His multifaceted work explores the role of art as an agent of transformation at an individual, collective, and structural level. This manifests itself in exhibitions, images, performances, publications, systems, talks, texts, and workshops. He received the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Communications Design in 2015 and KW Institute for Contemporary Art’s “A Year With…” residency fellowship in 2018. He has curated several large-scale exhibitions including FRONT International 2022: Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows. In 2022, Domain Books published his book-length epistolary essay, On Letters. Previously, Prem founded the design studio Project Projects and the exhibition space P! in New York.
creates dialogues and rejects disciplinary boundaries in his work, which conceives of art as a metabolic, active experience. Using actions and processes such as soil-making, tennis, and horticulture, his projects create encounters within and beyond the exhibition setting. They have been realized by institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney; Gropius Bau, Berlin; the Serpentine Galleries, London; Kunsthalle Portikus; Metro Pictures, New York; Urbane Kunst Ruhr, Essen; the Lahore Biennale; and his one-bedroom apartment.
The collective practice of Åbäke adopts a nondualist approach to design, in which their output is at once process and product, their process is collective, yet their name is one, and each project is the result of multiple minds working together and in parallel. Established in London in 2000, the transdisciplinary collective focuses its work on the social aspects of graphic design and strives to make room for multiple perspectives by integrating curating, teaching and publishing. Over the years, they have founded several platforms, in the form of partnerships and collaborations, such as a publishing house, a record label, a clothing label, a magazine or a journal. This shared approach characterizes every form of the collaborative work they undertake, creating a rhizomic web of processes and relations that grows beyond the four founding members of Åbäke.
is a designer, artist, and organizer of Northern-Southern, Austin, Texas.
explores the possibilities of interactive (semi-)virtual interfaces and their source code. Founded in 2021, they work as artists, designers, lecturers and collaborators with fellows, clients and institutions from all kinds of different fields. In close collaboration with the the Dept. of Transformation they designed and developed its visual identity and website—representing a shared space for collective browsing. Within their artistic design practice they always speculate about the shifting importance of interfaces between things and the things themselves.
has worked and lived in over 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America supporting children and families impacted by trauma, violence, and conflict. Whether child welfare in New York city, post-conflict recovery in Liberia, or Afghan refugee assistance in Pakistan, Stephen has worked through the interconnected lenses of therapy, policy development, and program implementation. An encompassing theme throughout Stephen’s journey is the primacy of relationships—in every interaction, no matter how ephemeral, lies an opportunity for grace, healing, and connection.
is a designer, artist, and educator. Her art practice explores the interconnections between humans and nature by examining our relationships to place and its impact on our psyche. She publishes an ongoing book series called RURAL, which explores the lived experiences of community members in diverse rural communities around North America. She has worked at The New York Times Magazine, Nike, Apple, and Project Projects, and is currently a Creative Director at The Official Manufacturing Company (OMFGCO), a branding and interior design studio. She holds an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Raised amongst the Canadian Cascades, Kimberly currently lives and works in Portland, OR.
Natalia Lombardo is a member of Enspiral, founder of the Newtown Tool Library, and co-founder of The Hum. Her background is in community development, permaculture, and creative activism. She has more than a decade of experience working in self-organizing teams. As a facilitator, coach and consultant, she helps groups to cultivate a collaborative culture through behavioral change and peer-to-peer support.
Richard D. Bartlett is a Director at Enspiral, a network of self-managing, purpose-driven companies. He co-founded Loomio, a worker-owned company that builds collaboration software, and The Hum, helping decentralized organizations thrive. He’s the author of a community building practice called Microsolidarity. He's enthusiastic about co-ownership, self-governance, and building relationships of partnership instead of domination to create collaborative workplaces.
is a polymath living on Cleveland's West Side. Washington's work spans two decades and several genres, most recently the novels, CITI, FOUR INTERIORS (Outlandish Press 2017, 2018); a collection of poems, BLACK EUNUCH (Outlandish Press 2018) and two memoirs, BODY, and BALDWIN NOTES (Outlandish Press 2018, 2019). He is the founder/composer of the Afrofuturist music collective Mourning [A] BLKstar and is the co-curator of the longstanding futurist record label, CLEVELAND TAPES.