Laurel Parker is the artistic director of Laurel Parker Book, a studio in Paris which designs and produces artists’ books and bespoke presentation objects. Since 2006, her studio has collaborated with European book publishers such as Christophe Daviet-Thery, mfc Michèle Didier, Rosascape, Toluca Editions, Picto Foundation, Éditions Louis Vuitton, and the Éditions Xavier Barral. She teaches in the Master of ecological design program at the Pôle Supérieur de Design Nouvelle Aquitaine and at the École Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne in Rennes. She is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has a BFA from Tufts University.
Claire Potter is author of the poetry books, Swallow (Five Islands Press), In Front of a Comma (Poets Union) and N’ombre (Vagabond). In 2006 she received a Young Poets Fellowship from the Poets Union and her poetry has been short-listed for numerous Australian literary awards, translated into French and Chinese, and most recently short-listed for a Keats-Shelley Poetry Award. She holds a Masters in psychanalyse et médecine from Paris Denis Diderot where she wrote her thesis on psychoanalysis and tragedy, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Infant Observation from the Tavistock. Her teaching includes the University of New South Wales, Oxbridge L’Académie de Paris, the Poetry Society, Sciences Po and Parsons Paris, and she has translated the work of Luce Irigaray and Julian Kristeva. Her poetry has been widely anthologised and published in Poetry, The New Statesman, The London Review of Books, Best Australian Poems and Poetry Ireland Review amongst others. She received an Arts Council Literary Grant to complete her latest manuscript ‘Icarus’ which short-listed for a Helen Anne Bell Poetry Award. She lives in London where she works as a Tutor at the Architecture Association teaching writing and poetics.
Gabriel Rockhill is a philosopher, cultural critic and political theorist. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University and Founding Director of the Atelier de Théorie Critique at the Sorbonne and the EHESS. His recent books include Counter-History of the Present: Untimely Interrogations into Globalization, Technology, Democracy (2017), Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics (2016) and Radical History & the Politics of Art (2014). In addition to his scholarly work, he has been actively engaged in extra-academic activities in the art and activist worlds, as well as a regular contributor to public intellectual debate.
Architect and essayist living in London. Caroline has taught at the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, Chelsea College of Arts and the University of Greenwich. She currently teaches History and Theory as well as Media Studies at the AA School of Architecture. Her research interests include Philosophy of perception, Philosophy of language, the Art of the Essay and performative writing, Embodied language and in particular the multilingual body. She has recently completed her PhD at the University of the Arts London, titled ‘Le Sens de la Translation: Essays on the Bilingual Body.’
Dr Kate Briggs
Writer and translator, Kate lectures at the American University in Paris and the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Prior to this she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Dublin (Trinity College) where she devised courses for and taught on Masters programs in Literary Translation and Comparative Literature.
Kate is the translator of two volumes of lecture and seminar notes by Roland Barthes, The Preparation of the Novel and How to Live Together: Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces both published by Columbia University Press in 2010 and 2013 respectively. She is also the author of Exercise in Pathetic Criticism (Information as Material, 2011), On Reading as an Alternation of Flights and Perchings (NO Press, 2013) and co-editor of The Nabokov Paper (Information as Material, 2013), an experiment in novel-reading which also produced an exhibition at Shandy Hall, Coxwold (UK). Current projects include On Translation and Table-Making, a long essay about the practice of translation, and The Story in It / Story the Story in It, a record of her reading of Henry James.
London-based graphic designer with an independent studio working primarily for individuals and institutions in the field of architecture and design publishing. Formerly a designer at the Architectural Association Print Studio. Most recently Rosa has overseen the design and production of Peter Märkli's monograph Everything one invents is true (Quart Verlag, 2017) and is working with Caroline Rabourdin to develop the graphic identity of the Paris Visiting School.
Professor Kristen Kreider
Writer, interdisciplinary artist and Professor of Fine Art and director of the MPhil & PhD Programme in Art at Goldsmith University, London. Her research stems from an interest in the poetics of thought, its materialization as form, and a concern with how artworks relate to the world. She has published poetry, essays, journal articles and a single-authored monograph entitled Poetics & Place: The Architecture of Sign, Subject and Site (IB Tauris, 2014).
In collaboration with the architect James O’Leary, Kristen’s artistic practice engages with sites of architectural and cultural interest. Combining aspects of performance, installation, documentary, poetry, fiction and image-making, the work of Kreider + O’Leary have made work in response to prisons, military sites, film locations, landscape gardens, desert environments, urban districts and gallery contexts both in the UK and internationally. Their work has been shown at Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery and the Royal Academy as well as in the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the Istanbul Biennial. Their book Falling (2014) was published by Copy Press, Field Poetics is forthcoming from Eros Press, and they are currently working on a large-scale project, Un-Governable Spaces, engaging with five sites of community and resistance globally.
Professor Mireille Calle Gruber
Writer and Professor at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III, editor of Michel Butor’s Œuvres Complètes (Paris: La Différence, 2006) and co-author with Hélène Cixous of Photos de Racines (Paris: Des Femmes, 1994).
London-based graphic designer focusing on publishing, editorial and visual identity. Co-founder of Bedford Press, an imprint at the AA School of Architecture, which publishes books and ebooks at the intersection of architecture, visual art, graphic design and theory.
Artist and architect, diploma unit master at the AA and chief editor of French architectural and design magazine Architectures Créé since 2015. Faustino explores the relationship between body and space, through architectural interventions and installations.
South-Korean artist in residence at the Villa Vassilieff, recipient of the Pernod Ricard Fellowship. Jun’s current work on synaesthesia takes literature as a point of departure; her next project is based on “Le Paysan de Paris” by surrealist writer Louis Aragon.