Anders T Carlsson is a project manager with a lot of experience from culture exchange projects in Georgia. He has also worked in Russia a few months. At the moment he works as Programme Coordinator for the Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival.
Tilia Maas Geesteranus lives in Ukraine since July 2009, near L’viv. She helps the organisation Dzherelo in L’viv (a rehab centre for children with disabilities) with management, communication and Montessori project. Her boyfriend is an organic farmer south from L’viv, growing potatoes, grains and buckwheat. They live on the countryside and enjoy coffee on the balcony, strolling through the fields and along the river and practicing their Ukrainian with the neigbours. She occasionally tours tourists through L’viv or to the countryside.
Tilia holds a Master in International Developmentstudies (2007, Wageningen University) and in Advanced Developmentstudies (2008, CIDIN, Radboud University Nijmegen). At Cordaid (development organisation in The Hague) she worked as a Project Officer on theme’s of women and minority groups, in India and Afghanistan, and on domestic violence within the Netherlands. Since living in Ukraine she tries to continue being involved with women and gender issues.
Jonathan Hibberd recently completed post-graduate studies at Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex in the UK and has carried out research into questions of Ukraine’s European integration and the country’s relationship with NATO. He has been resident in Ukraine for most of the last three and a half years, and prior to that in Hungary and Slovakia. He previously worked for Academia Istropolitana Nova, a pro-European NGO in Slovakia. He currently works with the British Council in Kiev.
Jury Jaremchuk. Composer and instrumentalist from Lviv, Ukraine. He plays tenor-sax, soprano-sax, clarinet, percussion, piano. He works in different genres (free jazz, contemporary music, improvised music), contemporary technique of sax play (multiphone, slap, double staccato).
Annica Karlsson Rixon & Anna Viola Hallberg. Annica Karlsson Rixon received a Master of Fine Art in 1997 from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Her undergraduate studies was accomplished at the Nordic School of Photography in Stockholm, Sweden 1988. She is participating in the doctorial program at the School of Photography, at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Gothenburg. Karlsson Rixon held a professor position at the School of Photography, University of Gothenburg, 2003 – 2007. Anna Viola Hallberg graduated 2003 from the Curatorial Program, Stockholm University, Sweden. Hallberg has a B.A in Cinema Studies from Stockholm University and is a graduate of Stockholm Film School with a MA in International Museum Studies, University of Gothenburg, 2008. Writing her thesis on contemporary art in museum exhibitions outside the paradigm of the art institution. Since 2005 her work is often in the collaborate format and has been shown in Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Germany, Spain, Serbia, Turkey, US, Canada and Sweden
Olga Karach, member of United Civil Party in Belarus, a chief of Civil Campaign “Our House”
Maria Margnusson, born in Norra Björke. She has BA and MA in Photography at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden and a BA of Arts in History and Theory of Art also at The University of Gothenburg. Working as a photographer and as a DJ. Has been engaged on special projects at Stockholm City Museum. In October 2009 she participated in the 12th Annual Antimatter Film Festival, Canada, with the art video Bliss out.
Maria Nilsson. Has Master in political science and she lived in Ukraine on and off between 2005-2007. She is also a project leader at Culture Clinic.
Sasha Pas is art-director of Le Cirque de Sharles La Tannes – an independent creative group of actors, directors, musicians and artisits, based in Moscow, Russia. In past recent years – editor and founder of 55 pdf magazine. Now works as a creative producer of Cops On Fire project.
Oleksiy Radynski is an essayist, editor and scholar of film theory. He is a postgraduate student at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and collaborator at Visual Culture Research Center at the same university.
Gustav Söderström. Web-designer (viewpoint-east.org). Artist, project manager.
Dmytro Yatsyuk was born in Latvia. Has BA in Tourism & Tourism Management at the High Polytechnic Institute & University of Maputo (A Politécnica, former ISPU), Mozambique.
Currently working as a manager in a Publisher House in Maputo. Has been engaged in project to create officially registered Ukrainian Association of Mozambique.