Anna Wilczyńska Arabist, publicist, Arabic language interpreter, author of the islamistablog.pl .Travels regularly to the Middle East, visited war-torn Syria in 2017. Works in legal aid centre in Krakow assisting asylum seekers and refugees in Poland.
Margaret Larmuth was born in Cape Town South Africa. She studied Fine art in Cape town as well as history of art and started painting in her 20s. In 30s she studied textile design and at the same time developed her own clothing business, designing fashion for the South African surfing community. She then worked in the film industry in the wardrobe and art department. Moved to Paris and then to Switzerland where she continued painting and starting to co-write film scripts.Margaret contributed to an Art Brut magazine called Raw Art and studied Colour design in Architecture.She have written her own novel which has not been published, about a woman who comes from Africa to live in Brussels.At the moment she is working on a book called “Ash to Aria” which is a collection of short essays about art, design, interior design, and concepts that never materialised etc.Margaret’s plan for next year is to research a book about women artist over the age of 70. These will be women who have worked on their art all their lives.
Maren Wickwire was born in Germany and founded Manifest Media subsequent to graduation in 2007. She studied Documentary film at the Folk Wang Hochschule Essen and the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel and holds an M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universität in Berlin. With wide-ranging experience in directing, producing and filming documentaries as well as working with multi-vocal video installations, Maren has presented her work in more than twenty countries. She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts grant and in her work, she is focusing on global migration, peace-making, and conflict resolution.