2008 FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS
The inaugural TINAG Festival took place in Dalston, East London between 24-26 October 2008. The festival included over 40 events, spread across 12 venues. There were over 40 events organised by:
Diana Ali is a British Bangladeshi artist, She has worked in mixed media and painting, photography and installation. She has exhibited in London, Russia and Tehran. Her concerns are the subversion of the material, shifting identities and exploring artists' responses from the local to the global. Currently she is doing work based in curating as art practice.
Omair Barkatulla is a London based documentary filmmaker. Omari completed his BA at the University of the Arts and MA at Goldsmiths College in London.
Liz Obi’s work as an activist started in the early 1970s, when she worked with the Black Panther Movement and the Brixton Black Women’s Group alongside Olive Morris. In 2000, she created an exhibition entitled Remembering Olive Remembering the Times, her personal tribute to Olive Morris and other comrades from the 1970s. Over the years Liz Obi has been involved in a number of campaigns against inequality, and campaigning for the provision of facilities for mothers and children in Lambeth, and was the force behind the creation of the PAPA Community Playground on Pulrose Road, securing funds from the Brixton Challenge regeneration programme.
Victoria Bean is a Canadian born artist, who lives and works in the UK. Her work features text and prose, and has been shown and collected by a number of galleries and individuals. Victoria completed a BA at the Camberwell College of Arts and an MA at the Royal College of Art. Victoria has launched 'arc editions' with Sam Winston and Karen Bleitz.
Laura Braun is a photographer who explores urban spaces and the relationships between the urban and rural. Laura was born in Stuttgart, Germany and currently lives and works in London. She completed her BA Hons Art and Design at Central St Martins College in 2003 and her MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths College in 2005. Her work has been exhibited in the UK, Germany and Spain.
Braves Garcons D'Afrique (BGA) is an association set up by young people in the the 19th district of Paris in 2001. The group organises activites for youth - from help with school work, to hip hop dance and basketball. The BGA is composed of 3 different commissions: The Cultural Commission (help raise consciousness about the condition of women in the district, citizenship and discrimination), The Artistic Commission (using arts as a means of social intergration) and The Sports Commission (using sports as means of socio-professional integration). The BGA helps to fight against delinquency and work for a better social cohension. The BGA are looking to create other commissions, including 'The Civil Right Commission'.
Sarah Butler is a writer and freelance literature consultant with a specific interest in the role of creative writers in the process of regeneration and urban change and development. She runs UrbanWords, a literature consultancy providing project management and consultancy in this field, as well as encouraging debate, strategic thinking, support and advocacy. She is currently nearing the end of a period of research funded by Arts Council England which will result in a web resource showcasing critical thinking and examples of best pratice, and specific project proposals in the London Thames Gateway area.
Anna Colin is curator at Gasworks, a contemporary art organisation based in South London, housing twelve artists' studios and offering a programme of exhibitions and events, artists’ residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. She is a critic and co-editor of the art magazine Untitled, London, and a regular contributor to Resonance 104.4 FM.
Ania Dabrowska is an artist, born 1973, Poland. Lives in London. BA Media and Communication, Goldsmiths College (2001), MA Photography, LCC, University of the Arts, London (2007). Exhibited internationally in solo and group shows since 2001. Winner of the Observer Hodge Photographic Award 2003, selected for the National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize 2007, recipient of the Wellcome Trust People Award 2008/2009). 2008 publications: Into the Open: Ania Dabrowska and John Nassari (PhotoInsight, London) and NoBody’s Perfect, Niko von Glasow and Ania Dabrowska (Elizabeth Sandmann, Germany). Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London and The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford
Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre is an artistand writer from Uruguay, based in London since 1996. Often taking as a starting point the overlooked or the underrated, her work creates visible and unexpected connections between things, people and places. Currently Ana Laura is working on two long-term projects in South London, where she lives with her 5 year old daughter.
David San Millan Del Rio was born in 1970 in Palencia, Spain. He worked as a press photographer for various Spanish national agencies and newspapers from 1992 to 1997. He was awarded the National Cossio Press Photography Award by Castilla y León government. Shortlisted for Descubrimientos award in PHOTOESPAÑA 2005. Completed a BA Hons Photomedia by Sussex University in 2002. He lives and works in London.
Dan Edlystenwhilst attending University College London and The Sorbonne, Daniel edited Pi, the university magazine, contributed reviews to The London Student, Time Out Paris, The Independent on Sunday and The Times. On graduating in 1999 Dan turned his back on a career in journalism, preferring to study film-making in New York. In 2000 he set up his first company, Optimistic Productions, and has been writing and directing well acclaimed and award winning short films through the company ever since. In 2005 he had his first commission for a series of short documentaries for Channel 4, 'Subverting The City' was a massive success and has been repeated 8 times. Dan has produced several TV commercials, was head of TV at Da Costa & Da Costa & Co, and has directed four documentaries for Current TV. Dan is currently working on his first feature film 'How To Re-Establish A Vodka Empire' as well as developing a half hour documentary aimed at Channel 4.
Sarah Evans is a British video artist, filmmaker and writer. She also teaches video and photography at London Metropolitan University. Since her first visit to Romania in 2006, Sarah has returned regularly to exhibit her work and develop video pieces that capture the mood of the people and the time. Her film, Bucharest: A Portrait, is currently part of a touring exhibition entitled ‘Responses to Conflict and Loss’. Sarah has an MA in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths College.
Kelly Foster works at the Black Cultural Archives, an educational charity, established in 1981, to collect, document and disseminate the culture and history of peoples of African and Caribbean ancestry living in Britain. The Black Cultural Archives is currently developing a national centre for black cultural heritage in Brixton with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the London Borough of Lambeth. The newly refurbished Raleigh Hall will open its doors to the public in 2011, and will house two exhibition spaces, education spaces, an archive, a library and a specialist bookshop.
Peter Fry is a Chartered Civil Engineer, first introducing public area CCTV surveillance systems into the 5 towns of the Local Authority in the UK, of which he was Director of Operations. He has advised numerous Local Authorities and Police Forces on the management, operation and strategic development of their CCTV systems In 2000 he became director of the CCTV User Group, which develops standards for the operation of systems, and promulgates best practice; it's membership now approaches 500 organisation representing most of the Local Authorities and Police Forces throughout the UK, as well as universities, hospitals, retail, commercial and transport systems.
Nic Groombridge is a senior lecturer at St Mary's College at the University of Surrey. He lectures in both media arts and sociology/criminology. His particular interests are the margins of criminology. He has published on CCTV, sexuality and criminology and car crime (the subject of his PhD) and contributed sections on sexuality, queer theory, normalisation and pathology to the Sage Dictionary of Criminology. He sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice and the British Sociological Association's newsletter, Network.
Alex Haw is an architect and artist operating at the intersection of design, research, art and the urban environment. He runs atmos, a collaborative experimental practice which produces a range of architecture and events including private houses, installations and larger public art commissions. Much of atmos' work focuses on the role of surveillance and dataveillance in shaping space, whether illuminating Canary Wharf with real-time solar data, immersing visitors into live spatial fluctuations of the Frankfurt stock exchange, building camera frameworks for dancing to CCTV, or transforming the movement of everyone within a university into light. Alex has run design studios at the Architectural Association, Cambridge and TU Vienna.
Isola Art Centre is a self-organised collective constituted by the Isola dell'Arte association, the Out office, the Sugoe Workshop, the philisophical review Millepiani, the 'Love Difference' art movement, the inOpera Observatory art collective, together with independent artsts, curators, writers and architects. The center creates platforms for information and discussion about urban transformation, organising forms of resistance and counter proposals for an underused area of Milan, Italy - converting a former industrial building into a center for art and community life.
Matthew Gandy is a Professor of Geography at the University College of London. His research focuses on urban landscape and infrastructure with recent work in India, Nigeria and the USA. His publications include Concrete And Clay: Reworking Nature In New York City (MIT Press, 2002) and 'Learning from Lagos in New Left Review (2005).
Indy Johar is an architect and founding director of 00:/ [zer’o zero]. 00:| operates as architects and urban designers delivering upon a wide range of issues from the design of level 6* Code of sustainable homes, to social capital led development of neighbourhoods, to workspaces/clubs for social pioneers. Indy is a Demos Associate. He has taught at TU Berlin, University of Bath, Columbia University; recently lectured at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and the Architectural Association.
Manu Luksch is an artist whose films, telematic performances and interdisciplinary works explore the effect of emerging technologies on daily life, social relations and political structures. Her recent science-fiction fairy tale Faceless uses authentic CCTV footage, which she recovered under the UK¹s Data Protection Act following her "Manifesto for CCTV filmmakers". Luksch has exhibited her work at venues and festivals internationally, including "Hors Piste" (Centre Pompidou, Paris 2008), "Goodbye Privacy" (Ars Electronica, Linz 2007), "Connecting Worlds" (NTT ICC, Tokyo 2006), and "Satellite of Love" (Witte de With, Rotterdam 2006). She served as artistic director of the Munich Media Lab from 1995 to 1997, co-founded Art Servers Unlimited in 1998, and founded Ambient Information Systems in 1999.
Pamela Larocca is a London based architect. She developed her experiences around Europe, collecting projects and collaborations with bright personalities in the fields of the architectural design and search. Pamela runs KAUDDESIGN , a flexible organisation of artists and architects. Interested in exploring contemporary urban mobility, they develop projects that merge design and communication skills, focussing on cities such as Milan, Nepols, Florence and Buenos Aires.
Paul Mackie is a founding member and Compliance Director of Camerawatch, the not-for-profit organisation which supports organisations to ensure that their CCTV systems are operated in compliance with the Data Protection Act. As Managing Director of Compliance Solutions and Compliance Consultant with UK leading CCTV compliance company DATpro Ltd, he helps public and private business sectors to identify and rectify non-compliance of their CCTV systems. He has over 30 years experience working with both National Government and major international blue-chip organisations, specialising in compliance, management and legalisation of industry software within the IT industry.
Jaimes Mayhew is a Baltimore-based artist and researcher interested in things that tend to get overlooked. He uses video, film, lectures, writing, surveys and tours to investigate a variety of sociocultural norms and values. His current research interests include pyschogeography, fear, gender/sex and small spaces.
Murali Shanmugavelanheads Panos London's information society project. His work currently focuses on developing new research methodologies that look at inclusion and exclusion in the information society, along with strategies to counteract the imbalances. For example, his team is currently exploring the success of telecentres as spaces where the public can access internet, telephone and other ICTs. His expertise now lies in analysing the political and development inpact of media and communications in the new ICT age, and how new communication technologies can be used to create spaces for the vulnerable to demand and participate in development. He has written about rural communications, ICTs and gender rights and contributed to an entry on Dalits to theEncyclopediaof the World's Minorities. Murali holds a masters in Political Science, Political Communications, and Media andCommunications.
Hilary Powell is an artist whose interdisciplinary practice combines urban research with event based practices and film. Hilary has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College and her work focuses on urban 'junkspaces' and sites of large-scale rengereation. Hilary runs Optimistic Productions with Dan Edelstyn and has established Pudding Mill River - company harvesting the fruits of the Olympic fringes.
Richard Reynolds is the founder of Guerrillagardening.org and the author of On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook For Gardening Without Boundaries (2008). He is one of the founders of The Orphaned Land Trust.
Heather Ring is a landscape architect practicing in London. She runs the Wayward Plant Registry - an unwanted plant exchange and is one of the founders of The Orphaned Land Trust.
Natalia Skobeeva, Craig Edwards, Nick Smith are a group of emerging artists who recently graduated from the Postgraduate certificate in Photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
Mark Simpkins works as a Technical Project Manager for the BBC, working on a number of sites and projects. He has also worked on civic software projects such as ConsultationProcess.org which started the craze to make government documents open and annotatable. He also worked with some other MySociety.org volunteers to build both IVotedForYouBecause.com and TheyWantToBeElected.com for the 2005 UK General Elections. He runs a small consultancy, NodalResearch, on the use of online tools for social and civic software solutions. He is a technical consultant for the Design Against Crime Research Centre based at Central
The Movement of the Indigenous of the Republic builds a political community, gathering people and asking for the end of the ill treatment experienced in France by people from the former colonies. The MIR is leading a fight for the recognition of the racial disparities responsible for the discrimination that exists in the country. The MIR is challenging the ethnic conception of poverty that exists in France. The MIR is also an anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist movement.
Louis Moreno is completing a part-time post-graduate MSc in Architectural History at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. His research interest is in studying the way markets permeate urban space and built form to construct the social relations of cities.
SDNA produces distinctive digital artwork and unusual presentation media to create immersive environments. Their main objective is to explore techniques of interaction with public spaces in order to reach a much broader and more diverse audience. By using innovative technologies and creating artwork “in situ” they aim to expand the development of digital art, integrating it into live performances and site-specific installations. Previous projects have taken place internationally from Russia to Tahiti, in London venues have included the V & A Museum, the ICA and the Whitechapel Gallery.
The Mobile Institute is a collaborative project run by artists who work in the field of Art & Ecology. The artists came together through their interest in interdisciplinary working. Penny Skerrett is an artist/curator whose practice is based on ecological thinking ie.how art relates to the natural, sociological and cultural environment. Eleanor Wynne Davis is a professional musician and community facilitor, her current practice examines the dynamics of power, through apparently casual intervention and the introduction of sound. Bram Thomas Arnold is an artist and writer whose interdisciplinary interventions, installations and performance works dream of a more Romantic disposition and seek out a more considered approach to perception and existence through poetic gestures and subtle works of humour.
Moustafa Traore was born in 1972 and belongs to the first generation of Africans born on French soil. Moustafa has a PhD in English Studies from the SorbonneUniversityin Paris. His thesis explored the current integrationof muslims in Britain. Moustafa also writes and publishes poems , he set up the English newspaper online anopeneye.org that mostly deals with French news. He works as a French supply teacher in Coventry and alecturerat Creteil University in Paris. Moustafa also works as a consultant in the UK and France, focusing on difficulties met with youngdescendantsof immigrants in France.
Barbara Wallace is an experienced regeneration practitioner and has worked in inner city areas of Liverpool, Manchester and London. She has an academic background in the Social Sciences and recently completed a doctorate in women's entrepreneurship within regeneration contexts. Currently Barbra is Director of the Women's Design Service, an organisation that seeks to ensure women's needs are met in terms of the planning, design and use of urban environments. She is passionate about facilitating meaningful involvement of typically excluded individulas, groups and local communities in shaping urban space. Barbara is co-hosting a discussion on the role of women in urban planning.
Cathy Ward is an artist who has documented mobile food wagons for over a decade. The images provide an overview of the manifold areas they are sited: from urban areas to motorways, car parks and coastal areas and are a commentary on a nations food habits. Cathy has exhibited 'Wagon Train' with Jeremy Deller and Alan Kanes touring Folk Archive; she continues to exhibit internationally.
Winston Whitter is a filmmaker who was born in Ghana, raised and currently living in London. Winstan started out by making skateboard films in the early nineties. This grew into a more serious past time and Winston has directed and shot a number of films, including Rollin Through The Decades a documentary about the history of UK Skateboarding, Save Our Heritage and The Four Aces Club - about the legendary music venue in East London.
Georgia Wrighton is a Community Development Worker at Women’s Design Service and is working on a London Councils funded Women’s Design Group project. She is setting up groups of women from a diverse range of backgrounds who have a voice in town planning and regeneration. Prior to that, she was a community planner engaging local people in planning issues. She also has a background working in local authority planning departments, and was a sustainability officer for a short spell. She is active in her own community on a range of environmental and social justice issues. Georgia is co-hosting a discussion on the role of women in urban planning.
Gesche Wuerfel, Tristan Fennel and David Kendall are three emerging photographers who met at Goldsmiths College and work as a collective with a focus on the urban landscape. They all have a critical view on recent governmental policies, regeneration initiatives, and a changing social climate in cities, e.g. the 2012 Olympics or the treatment of homeless people.
Urban Mutations is a seminar group set up with the aim of facilitating open discussions and debate between 'urbanists' of all types. In their view, urbanists are those who live in urban space, those who work in it, or pass through it, those who seek to develop, amend it, understand it, sanitise it, administer it or mutate it. Members include Lewis Eldridge, Sam Appleby, Anne Woods, Nat Roberton.
Joanna Zawieja is an architect. Her work focuses on the construction of place through storytelling; specifically examining narratives of the domestic. Through writing, video and temporal interventions she located her architectural practice in the social constructs that determine the built environment. Her wok as been shown at the Swedish Museum of Architecture, the onedotzero festival, the Polish Institute and Dansens Hus.