Sophie is a French semiotician and cultural analyst based in London. She studied semiotics and critical theory during her M Res in France and she holds a M Lit in Managing in the Creative Industries from the University of St Andrews in UK. Sophie is curious to understand the dialogue between brands, people, and culture in order to help sharpen strategy and drive innovative thinking.
Freelance researcher and writer who publishes mainly on creative and visual culture. PhD in Art & Design from Nottingham Trent University 2008. Lectures at local universities & colleges in Nottingham and has worked as exhibitions co-ordinator at QUAD Visual Arts and Media Centre, Derby. Current work explores the possibilities of creative ecologies that emphasize a 'materialist semiotic' of non-linguistic entities - materials, objects, behaviours - informed by the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Manuel De Landa.
New York City native and a student at The New School, Urban Studies program, Celeny is interested in the spatial and political design of cities and how these pertain to the experiences of the individual. Through writing, visual art, photography and qualitative research she attempts to capture and relate the stories of the people to the stories of architecture. She is also interested in performance, environmental art and Caribbean culture. One of her current design interventions includes eco-graffiti. More at: www.miscelenyous.org.
New York City, USA