Albena Todorova is currently at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia where an innovative semiotics offer includes courses on advertising & consumer culture. In 2009 she wrote a dissertation on Edgar Allan Poe in popular culture. Albena is now doing PhD research on Poe mythology & symbolism globally from Baudelaire through to Japanese mystery writer Edogawa Rampo, 60s horror movies, Lou Reed, Antony Hegarty, contemporary emo, manga & gaming subcultures and online interest groups.
Jo Peters is a Planning Director at media agency, Carat, in London where she works on campaigns for international clients including adidas, Swatch and Philips. Jo has worked with media and brands for 20 years. Her career highlights include commissioning her filmmaking heroes to work for Sony, organizing a world tour of clubs with Levi’s and i-D magazine and, as The Scout at WPP’s Mindshare, running an international community identifying emerging cultural trends.
Hyaesook works for Korean design and culture magazine 'Cabinet' as a London coordinator & Editor. She worked for 8 years as a designer at a design museum in Seoul, Korea. Hyaesook is interested in space 'imaging' and 'language’ as a research tool to understand tacit consensus. She is personally looking into the potential of design along with thoughtful design thinking to help create increasingly positive futures. She is also a co-facilitator of the Metadesigners Open Network.
Hyaesook studied on the visionary Design Futures MA at Goldsmiths College, University of London.