Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist, aphorist, philosopher, playwright, visual artist, and pianist. He has published 30 titles in the above mentioned genres. He is both a Whiting Fellow, and a California Arts Council Fellow, as well as being recipient of a PEN Oakland Award, and an American Book Award. In addition to the … Continue reading WILL ALEXANDER
Nicolas Bancel is Professor at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Visiting Professor at UCLA, and codirector of the ACHAC Research Group. He is author or coeditor of numerous books, including Human Zoos (2008), La France arabo-orientale (2013), Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution (2014), The Invention of Race (2014), Vers la guerre des identités … Continue reading NICOLAS BANCEL
Bruce Bégout is the author of the essays Zéropolis, Lieu commun, La Découverte du quotidien, De la Décence ordinaire and Suburbia as well as novels and short stories collections such as L'Éblouissement des bords de route, le ParK and L'Accumulation primitive de la noirceur. He has served on the editorial board of the journal Inculte and is currently maître … Continue reading BRUCE BEGOUT
François Berger is a neurologist, professor of cell biology and neuro-oncology in Grenoble University in France. He is the director of the Brain Tech laboratory INSERM U1205. The goal of his research is to develop translational technology innovation for a better understanding and therapy of neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and handicap.
Daniel R. Brunstetter is associate professor in the department of political science, and co-director of the Program in International Studies, at the University of California, Irvine. He was formerly a Chateaubriand fellow. He has published over a dozen articles and book chapters on the use of force. His work on the ethics of force has … Continue reading DANIEL BRUNSTETTER
Francois Dallegret is an artist, designer and architect based in Montreal who started his career in the sixties with projects including his collaboration with Reyner Banham published in Art in America and is still active today. Superstudio, the continuous monument (1969)
Didier Fiuza Faustino is an architect and artist working on the relationship between body and space. He started his own practice at the crossroad of art and architecture just after graduating in architecture in 1995. He has been developing since then a multi-faceted approach, ranging from installation to experimentation, from visual art to the creation … Continue reading DIDIER FIUZA FAUSTINO
Dr. Varoujan Gorjian is an observational astronomer who works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Spitzer Space Telescope project. His primary scientific interests are accretion of gas onto supermassive black holes and the star formation history of the Universe. He also lectures extensively to the public on recent astronomical discoveries as well as doing … Continue reading VAROUJAN GORJIAN
Christopher Hawthorne has been the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times since 2004. He is also professor of practice at Occidental College, where he directs the Third Los Angeles Project, a series of public conversations about architecture, urban planning, mobility and demographic change in Southern California. A native of Berkeley, Calif., he is an … Continue reading CHRISTOPHER HAWTHORNE
Kaoutar Harchi is a French writer, Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA, whose novels include Zone Cinglée (2009), L’Ampleur du saccage (2011), and À l’origine notre père obscur (2014). Her essay, Je n’ai qu’une langue, ce n’est pas la mienne. Des écrivains à l’épreuve (2016) was short-listed for the prestigious Prix Médicis.