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Arief Fauzy

Arief is a budding cultural researcher and semiotician, with a BA (Hons) in International Media & Communications from the University of Nottingham, focusing on cultural studies. Aiming to grow as a communications analyst by applying cultural insights toward consumer engagement and brand development strategies, his Third Culture Kid upbringing has led to particular interest in the negotiation of transnational identities, intercultural relations, and the nuances of cultural meaning. He is also fascinated by popular culture phenomena and emergent cultures.

Bucharest, Romania

Ute Rademacher

Ute Rademacher is a business psychologist, marketing-oriented semiotician and a certified business coach. She founded the agency COLIBRI Research in Hamburg, Germany, in 2007. Her passion is to marry the personal dedication of a small agency with the international perspective of a global network. In 2008, Ute was involved in WeJane’s global initiative to gather and decode Bag Stories from Stockholm to Shanghai.

Hamburg, Germany

Kathryn Borel

Kathryn was born in 1979 in Toronto, the daughter of a hotelier. She has worked as a writer & broadcaster for a decade. She was founding producer of top-rated CBC national radio program Q. Her print journalism has appeared in the Guardian UK, the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, the Walrus, Salon.com and Nerve.com, among others. Kathryn's first book, Corked, was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour Writing, Canada's top humour writing prize. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and her existential dread.

Toronto, Canada