Brand New Coexistence
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Mojca Kumerdej is a Slovene writer, philosopher, journalist and critic. She works as the cultural contributor for Slovenia’s largest daily newspaper Delo. Alongside literature she also covers the performing arts, intermedia arts and science. Kumerdej graduated in philosophy and sociology of culture from the University of Ljubljana. Her debut novel “Krst nad Triglavom” (The Baptism Over Mount Triglav, 2001) is a parody and a witty and ironic reworking of one of Slovenia’s most historically important works, the epic poem “Krst pri Savici” (The Baptism at the Savica) by France Prešeren. Her next two published books, “Fragma” (2003) and “Temna snov” (2011), are collections of short stories. Her most recent novel “Kronosova žetev” was published in 2016. Her stories have been translated into 13 languages and have been published in various Slovene and foreign literary journals and anthologies.
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Didier Faustino is an architect and artist working on the relationship between body and space. He started his own practice at the crossroads of art and architecture just after graduating in architecture in 1995. Since then he has been developing a multi-faceted approach, ranging from installation to experimentation, from visual art to the creation of multi-sensorial spaces, mobile architecture and buildings. Faustino’s work has been honoured with several prizes and shown in collective and solo exhibitions. He is frequently invited to lecture at major universities and institutions as well as international events. Didier Faustino currently divides his time between architecture (Spain, Mexico City, Portugal), art (with exhibitions in Grenoble, London and Rome) and teaching (AA School, Diploma Unit 2). He is also the new editor in chief of the French architecture and design magazine CREE.