Anders Härm is a curator, an art historian, and an essayist living and working in Tallinn. Since 2017 he is the lecturer of contemporary art and curating and the head of Curatorial Studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Dmitry Vilensky is an artist and educator living in St. Petersburg. In 2003, he initiated the platform “Chto Delat/What is to be done?” and serves as the editor of the newspaper of the same name. He is a chief tutor of the School for Engaged Art in Petersburg.
Dr. Hanka Otte is a postdoctoral researcher in the Culture Commons Quest Office (Antwerp Research Institute of the Arts—ARIA). The central question of this research group is how creative workers may contribute to the urban environment and what has been called “the commons” and how creative biotopes arise.
Pascal Gielen is professor of sociology of culture and politics at the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (Antwerp University – Belgium) where he leads the Culture Commons Quest Office (CCQO). Gielen is editor of the international book series Antennae – Arts in Society (Valiz). In 2016 he became laureate of the Odysseus grant for excellent international scientific research of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders in Belgium. His research focuses on creative labour, the common, urban and cultural politics.