Sember joined Ultra-red for SILENT|LISTEN in 2005. Over the past
fifteen years he has contributed to ethnographic research and policy
analysis related to HIV/AIDS and other public health concerns in the
United States, South Africa and Brazil. Sember brings a background in
performance studies to his research and his collaborations with artists
and curators around the world. He has taught in the Mailman School of
Public Health at Columbia University, the School of the Arts at the
University of California in Los Angeles and at the University of
Amsterdam’s International School for Humanities and Social Sciences. He
was 2009-2010 fellow with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at
the New School in New York.
Arianna Bove is an independent researcher and translator involved in the
making of www.generation-online.org, where her work can be found. She
currently teaches at QMUL.
Mate Kapović, assistant professor at the Faculty of Humanities
and Social Sciences (University of Zagreb) and political activist
(Academic Solidarity, Zagreb)
Academic Solidarity is the first directly democratic trade union in the
sphere of science and higher education in Croatia. It has spread to
several cities in only a few months, gaining wide spread media attention
and support, influencing the mass rebellion against the introduction of
neo-liberal laws in education throughout Croatian universities.
Vedrana Bibić (The Occupation Cookbook, Plenum delegate; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb)
A school occupation is not, as the corporate media like to portray it, a hostile takeover. It is an action by those who are already its inhabitants – students, faculty, and staff – and those for whom the school exists. The student activism, their single demand (‘free publicly financed education on all levels available to all’ i.e. legal abolition of all fees within the educational system) and their directly democratic methods have created organizational structures regularly used two years after the initial take over of the faculty in the spring 2009.