ARZU OZKAL is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher whose work focus on design’s role in looking for forms of creative and critical outcomes through participation and collaboration. Ozkal co-edited with Dr. Claudia Pederson, Gün: Women's Networks a DIY book project investigating informal networks and their extension into digital media with the aim of gaining understanding of the sociocultural conditions impacting women's participation in contemporary culture (2013). Her work has been exhibited internationally in Greece, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, and beyond. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Photoworks Magazine UK and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.
She is currently Associate Professor of Graphic Design at San Diego State University.
NANETTE YANNUZZI is a conceptual artist, mother, educator, and writer whose creative work is inspired and challenged by the way these identities are constructed, reconciled, misinterpreted, and reinvented. She received a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. She was also a fellow at the Whitney Museum ISP. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including Canada, Mexico, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Yannuzzi is based in Cleveland, Ohio and teaches the practice of art at Oberlin College & Conservatory. She has attended residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), Cura Bodrum, (Turkey), Goleb, (Amsterdam) and The Art of Text (Kenyon College.) She is the recipient of an Ohio Individual Artists' Grant, Cleveland Museum of Art Fellowship, and a Teaching of Excellence Award from Oberlin College.
CLAUDIA COSTA PEDERSON holds a Ph. D. in Art History and Visual Studies from Cornell University. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art History in Digital Media, at Wichita State University and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Assistant Curator for New Media. Her writings on videogames, digital photography, wearables, augmented reality, and techno-ecological arts are published in Review: Literature and Art of the Americas, Journal of Peer Production, Media-N, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Afterimage, Intelligent Agent, Eludamos, as well as the ISEA, DAC, and CHI conference proceedings. Book chapters on feminist media, video, and new media are included in various anthologies. A forthcoming book chapter on bio-robotics will appear in Latin American Modernisms and Technology, ed. Maria Fernandez (New Jersey: Africa World Press).
OZLEM OZKAL graduated from METU Industrial Design Department in 1991, Dr. Özlem Özkal has received her M.F.A (1994) and Ph. D. (1999) degrees in Bilkent University, Department of Graphic Design. In between 1996-2005 and 2009-2013 she taught applied and theoretical courses on typography and graphic design in Bilkent University. During the years 2006-2009 she joined the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she taught typography and graphic design in the CE program, 'Urban Politics of Type' in the Text & Image Arts program, and design foundation at Tufts University. Along with her academic research, Dr. Ozkal also worked as an art director. Her fields of specialty are typographic design and history, visual communication and design education.
Home Affairs with Martha Wilson during Creative Time Summit DC: Occupy The Future, 2016.