Joe is a training architect and writer from Manchester. His writing about his own city has been published by the tourist board in several languages and his zine 'Belle Vue' dishes out small printed nuggets of urban topophilia to proud Mancunians everywhere.
Miatta Kawinzi is an inter-disciplinary artist whose practice includes painting, film/video, photography, poetry, and installation. She is interested in raw materials, abstract expressionism, and aesthetics that reflect the chaotic and layered nature of the ideas she engages in her work around cultural hybridity, gender deconstruction, technology, and self-fashioning. She draws on theories of Afro-futurism and the African diaspora as points of departure to explore the figure, the inner & outer landscape, and identity as sites of re-invention and possibility.
Of Liberian and Kenyan heritage, she was born and raised in the US South, received a BA from Hampshire College in 2010, and is now based in NYC where she exhibits her work and looks for plant growth amidst the thick of the machine.
More info: http://www.afrafutur.com