The editorial team

Editorial Team

The editorial team is chaired by editor-in-chief Lisa Marie Sneijder.

Olivera Bucalović is currently working on her Master’s degree in Contemporary Art History at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. She holds a BA in South Slavic Studies and English from the University of Toronto. Her academic interests mainly lie in post-Yugoslav art history.

Fabienne Chiang studied MA Museum Curating at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and holds a BA in Media, Art, Design and Architecture. She wrote her thesis on cultural identity and the use of logographic characters in Chinese avant-garde art.

Maaike Creusen has a background in architecture, but a deep-rooted interest in design, art and history. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Heritage Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Before coming to the VU, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Technical University of Delft and started her master’s degree in Management in the Built Environment.

Sofia Ehrich is currently an olfactory heritage researcher on the Odeuropa project. She has a MA in Comparative Arts and Media Studies from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. She was born and raised in Santa Monica, California and completed her Bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research interests include approaches, challenges, and limitations to multisensory storytelling within varying environments and the visual depictions of sensory impressions within art history.

Cleo Foole obtained a MA in Philosophy of Humanity and Culture at Tilburg University (cum laude). She holds a BFA from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. Her philosophical and artistic research focusses on intimacy in the relation between spectator and artwork. She is co-founder of Antwerp based TIM magazine and works as tutor in philosophy at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

Francesco Garagnani is born and raised in Bologna and has a passion for fashion and its social implications which he deepened during my BA in fashion and textile design. Currently a student in the MA Design Cultures in VU Amsterdam, he uses design as a way to understand the world around him, almost like a lens through which he discovers the society we live in. He is currently exploring storytelling, design analysis and naive digital art and design. A lowkey food lover and amateur bartender!

Romy Kerkhof obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Media, Art, Design and Architecture at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. At the moment she is enrolled in the MA Art, Market and Connoisseurship, also at the Vrije Universiteit, and in addition works as a freelance researcher. Her specialisation contains the position of Dutch women artists in the eighteenth-century art market and their representation in art historiography.

Melissa Pressler is currently a Design Cultures MA student at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. She has her bachelor’s in Business Administration from The Ohio State University with a minor in International Relations & Diplomacy, and a Pre-Masters in Interior Architecture from The University of California – Los Angeles.

Esther Scholtes obtained a Research Master Arts and Culture (cum laude) from Leiden University in 2019 with a focus on film, photography and cartography. She currently works as a cataloguer of photographs for the project Prentenkabinet Online at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Lisa Marie Sneijder is a design researcher, writer and curator and is a graduate from the MA Design Cultures at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and the MA Curating Contemporary Design (in partnership with the Design Museum) at Kingston University London. Her current academic interests focus on 1960-70s countercultural design and on curatorial activism.

Pien Terluin is currently working on her Master’s degree in the Art, Market and Connoisseurship track at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Before coming to the VU, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Art History at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and her bachelor’s propedeuse degree at the Reinwardt Academy in Amsterdam. She wrote her thesis about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and feminist art history.

Mijke Tonnon is currently a student in the MA Design Cultures at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She holds an Interior Architecture degree from ArtEZ University of Arts. She has a passion for spatial design and creative writing and aims to intertwine these in research on material culture eventually.

Manuela Zammit is currently following the ResMa Critical Studies in Art & Culture at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. She also holds a MFA in Contemporary Curating from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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