The reference group has over the last two months worked with the task to read the competing proposals, to evaluate them and to vote on the entries that they believe should enter the UWC finals. They have made an outstanding effort in this work. Below you will find short a short presentation of each person.
Jon Brunberg, 40, Stockholm, Sweden.
Jon Brunberg works as an artist and webmaster and became
a member of SOC.Stockholm 1999. He is one of two project managers
for the Utopian W.C. He graduated with a masters degree from
University College of Art Craft and Design in Stockholm in
1996. More info on his work can be found at http://www.brunberg.se.
His latest project is the Polynational War Memorial, see http://www.war-memorial.net.
Annika Drougge, 41, Stockholm, Sweden
Annika Drougge works as an artist and pedagogue. Founding
member of the artistic collaboration SOC.Stockholm in 1999.
Together with Johan Malmström she runs the long term
project " Two Cosmic Anuses", an interactive strategy
for incorporation and mind developing. She is one of two project
managers for the Utopian WC.
Anthony.T. Fiscella, Malmö, Sweden
Anthony T. Fiscella is a student of the Sociology of Religion
soon working on his Master's thesis at Lund University. Also,
in 2005 he'll be presenting a paper in Zagreb, Croatia about
states as sects: a comparison between the United States and
North Korea. The winner in the first Utopian W.C. 2001.
Mats Frick, 36, Stockholm, Sweden.
Mats Frick has an education in business administration from
the University of Stockholm with a masters degree from the
Marketing Academy in 1997. At the moment he's writing a dissertation
about the meeting between economy, management and architecture.
In his research he's particularly interested in the role of
play and aesthetics within economy and management.
Karin Johansson-Mex, Malmö, Sweden
Karin Johansson-Mex works as a producer for cultural and
political projects. One of the last things on her agenda was
the Skåne Social Forum, inspired by the World Social
Forum. Skåne Social Forum was organised for the second
time in 2004 and 7300 people showed up to the program that
went on for 4 days.
Johan Malmström, 41, Stockholm, Sweden
Johan Malmström is an artist who has been involved in
several collaborative experiments over the last years. His
aim is to find radical ways of artistic interactions in society
and to transfer that energy into projects and statements.
He has been running art-projects together with Annika Drougge
for almost ten years. Founding member of SOC.Stockholm.
Alexandra Martins, 28, Lisbon, Portugal.
Alexandra Martins works in a bank and is taking her Masters
in Political Science at ISCSP (Superior Institute of Social
and Political Sciences) in Lisbon. Her areas of study and
interest are the Role of the Hero and Utopian Studies.
Sonja Schmer-Galunder, 31, Malmö, Sweden
Sonja Schmer-Galunder has a master's degree in Anthropology with a bachelor's in Economics. Her research interests include Psychological Anthropology, Gender Studies, Globalisation and Identity, and time perception.