Martha Arango is a Colombian semiotician based in Sweden. MSc in Communication Sciences specialising in semiotics from the National University of Mexico. Experience working with qualitative research & semiotics in Mexico at INRA and Arango & Asociados. Later in Sweden at Demoskop & TNS-SIFO. Now working as consultant at Arango Semiotics and with Beyond Research. Semiotics projects for global clients including Unilever, Diageo, IKEA, Procter & Gamble. Guest lecturer at the University of Stockholm, Berghs School of Communication and The Royal institute of Technology in Sweden.
Hannah Hoel has lived in London, New York, LA, DC and Santa Fe. She has degrees in visual culture, philosophy and fine arts. She was selected for the first cohort of SITE Santa Fe Scholars. Her award-winning work transgresses traditional media boundaries and has been included in traditional galleries, new media festivals and has been shown internationally. She writes on arts and culture for THE Magazine, Adobe Airstream, The Santa Fean and the Huffington Post. Winner of the first Semionaut New Writers Award 2014.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Maria spent over 10 years in advertising and research agencies (including ACNielsen, Publicis, BBDO), where she worked mainly as Media Research Director. She completed a dissertation on visual semiotics in 2004 and after that started working as a freelance semiotician with several international companies. She enjoyed the methodology so much that in 2009 she decided to make it her main field of specialization and founded semiotic and cultural research agency LocalTalk. Maria holds Masters (Hons) degree in Sociology and PhD in Social Psychology from State University of Management, Moscow.