PARTICIPANTS

Action Co-Chair
(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)  

Email: magdalena.buchczyk@hu-berlin.de
Twitter: @InsightAnth
Website: www.researchgate.net 

Magda Buchczyk is an anthropologist and Junior Professor in Social Anthropology of Cultural Expressions at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Buchczyk’s interest in traces stems from  her archival and ethnographic focus on collections and heritage.  Her research explores history, material culture and knowledge production through museum objects, making and learning. She has published widely on themes including collection history, heritage and Cold War diplomacy, UNESCO intangible heritage and post-socialist craft as well as UNESCO Learning Cities and 'actually existing' learning cities. Her publications include the International Journal of Heritage Studies, Museum Anthropology, Oxford Review of Education, and she is currently completing a manuscript on “Weaving Europe, crafting the museum” with Bloomsbury Academic.

Action Chair
(University of St Andrews) 

Email: aj69@st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter: @AimeeEJoyce 
Website: www.aimee-joyce.com 

Aimée Joyce is an anthropologist working in the Department of Social Anthropology in the University of St Andrews. Her work focuses on the legacies of long term conflict and practices of post-conflict conviviality, in Poland and Ireland. Trace and tracing is a methodology she is exploring in her work with history, religious pluralism, material culture, and heritage. She is also engaged with research on borderlands, trauma, death and the dead, and genealogies in the context of quiet Post-Conflict societies. Her most recent publications are with Anthropological Quarterly, History and Anthropology and Ethnologia Polona. Her monograph “Spectral Borders: History, Neighbourliness, and Discord on the Polish Belarusian Frontier” is forthcoming with Sean Kingston Press.

WG5 Co Chair (WG1, WG3)
St Martin's Institute of Higher Education in Malta

E-mail: dbevan@stmartins.edu
Website: orcid.org

David Bevan has the role of Director of Postgraduate and Doctoral Programmes in Sustainable Innovation at St Martin's Institute of Higher Education in Malta in February 2019. With a Ph.D. in social/critical accounting from King's College London, he has been a Professor of Business Ethics since 2005 and served on the faculty of Departments of Management and Business Schools in UK, France, Belgium, and China.  In addition to directing and teaching postgraduate programmes, he has contributed more than 40 articles and chapters to business ethics and critical management scholarship. He represents Malta in this COST Action (TRACTS) and also for FIN AI. 

Science Communications Coordinator
(Academy of Fine Art Warsaw)

eliza.proszczuk@cybis.asp.waw.pl
http://elizaproszczuk.com/

Eliza Proszczuk visual artist, animator,educator, author of fabrics, spatial objects, and collages. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the Faculty of Painting and Post St.Joost in Breda at the Faculty of Visual Arts. In 2015 she defended her doctorate at her alma mater. She is a two time scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and ZAiKS. She currently works at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the Faculty of Interior Design in the Fabric in Architecture Studio. Creates socially engaged art. She touches upon issues related to feminism, womanhood, and works with women in prison, patients of drug rehabilitation centres or people with refugee experience. Her frequent point of departure is traditional art of north-eastern Poland.

Grant Awarding Coordinator
(Durham University)

E-mail: rui.g.coelho@durham.ac.uk
Twitter: @ruigomescoelho
Website: https://www.durham.ac.uk/staff/rui-g-coelho/ 

Rui Gomes Coelho is an historical archaeologist working on colonialism, decolonisation, conflict and resistance in Southern Europe and in the Atlantic World, and committed to the ongoing struggle to decolonise the discipline. He joined the Department of Archaeology as an Assistant Professor in Historical Archaeology in the summer of 2020, after having lived in Portugal, Brazil and the United States for several years. Rui is also affiliated with the Centre for Archaeology at the Universidade de Lisboa. He is currently working on two main projects: the archaeology of slavery in Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau, and the archaeology of antifascist resistance in Drežnica, Croatia.

Short Term Scientific Missions Coordinator: 
(Slovene Ethnographic Museum)

Email: tina.palaic@etno-muzej.si
Website: http://www.etno-muzej.si/en/kontakt/tina-palaic

Tina Palaić is an anthropologist and museologist who works as a curator at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana. There she leads an EU funded project titled Taking Care. Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care. Her research interests include investigating colonial projects and their afterlives from the perspective of the European periphery as revealed through museum collections. She is also interested in developing practices of museum knowledge co-creation with various social groups as a tool for enhancing social justice. Currently, Palaić is a PhD candidate at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, where she is exploring ethnological and museological practices of knowledge production on non-European cultures that emerged during the Non-Aligned Movement in Slovenia, the former Yugoslav republic. 

WG5 Chair
Wonderland (wonderland – platform for european architecture; NGO)

E-mail: office@wonderland.cx
www: www.wonderland.cx

Bahanur is an architect, researcher and film producer. She has studied in Vienna and Barcelona where she has specialized in sustainable built environments and future proof development concepts. Currently she is involved in a research project focusing on heritage development, as well as centrality concepts for peripheral or rural settlements, paying special attention to the relationship between environmental and social impacts. She is project manager of "PlaceCity" (JPI Urban Europe funded) and Spatial Justice (Erasmus+). In all projects, she works with international consortia and develops frameworks to revitalize neighborhoods in a collaborative manner to achieve future proofness. 

WG4 Co-Chair
(University of Zagreb)

E-mail: isulc@geog.pmf.hr
www.pmf.unizg.hr
Linkedin
www.researchgate.net/

Ivan Šulc is a geographer and currently works as an assistant professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography. His research focuses on tourism, its spatio-temporal dynamics and spatial impacts (environmental, social and economic), and the valorisation of cultural heritage in tourism. He has collaborated on projects related to regenerative tourism, environmental citizenship, tourism in protected areas and applications of geographic information systems, especially in tracing environmental and landscape changes related to tourism in the Croatian coastal zone. He is currently working on a project related to tracing modernization and transformation processes in rural mountain areas in Croatia.

WG4 Lead
(University of Exeter)

E-mail: s.chiu@exeter.ac.uk
Website:
www.space4women.unoosa.org

Dr Chiu is Senior Lecturer in Innovation Policy at the University of Exeter. In 2019, she was named Ad Astra Distinguished Fellow in Robotic and Outer Space Governance by the Space Engineering Research Center at USC. She was a Research Fellow in Robotics and Outer Space Technologies at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and is a former Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge. Prior to moving to the UK, Dr. Chiu taught Foreign Policy and International Relations in Hong Kong and Tallinn. She read Technology Policy at St Edmund's College at the University of Cambridge, and gained her PhD from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva in 2014.

Dr Chiu’s ongoing research explores the interplay between technologies and society, including  the tracing of human activities through technologies and historic tracing of scientific innovation. 

WG3 Co-Chair
(Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)
alberto.berzosa@cchs.csic.es
website(s):
esteticafosil.csic.es
www.devisiones.com
cchs.csic.es
academia.edu

Alberto Berzosa is an art historian based in Madrid. He currently works as a member of the project "Aesthetics Fossil" of the National Council for Scientific Research (CSIc)t. He is the author of books such as Cine y sexopolítica (Brumaria, 2020), Homoherejías Fílmicas (Brumaria, 2014) and Cámara en mano contra el franquismo (Al Margen, 2009). He has also curated some exhibitions such as "Madrid Activismos 1968-1982" at La Casa Encendida or "Sexopolíticas del cine marginal. Years 70 and 80" at the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern. As a filmmaker he has made the film Overseas (with co-author Carmen Bellas). His current research focuses on Media Studies and the memory of the environmental movement and is developed in two main ways. The first is an evaluation of the history of political cinema from a materialist point of view related to the implications of film culture in the context of the energy crisis, which can be summarized in the tracking of the ecological traces of films (imaginaries, material resources, industrial processes of production and circulation). The second has to do with locating and studying archives containing visual materials (posters, pamphlets, photos, films and so on) on the history of the environmental movement with the aim of analyzing the documents to think transnationally about environmental political imaginaries, as well as to think of ways in which the archives can be activated in an effective social and political sense in the present.

WG3 Co-Chair
(Czech Academy of Sciences) petr.gibas@soc.cas.cz

E-mail:
petr.gibas(at)soc.cas.cz
website(s):
zahradky.soc.cas.cz
kutilstvi.soc.cas.cz 
www.researchgate.net
cas-cz.academia.edu

Petr Gibas is an anthropologist and cultural geographer based at the Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences. His scholarly interest covers issues of home and its relationship to housing, material culture studies of home, and phenomenological and landscape geography. In all these spheres, he pursues explorations into the intersection of policy and planning, experience and emotionality, and more-than-human entanglements. With respect to landscape, he particularly devotes his attention to more-than-human entanglements constitutive of (post-industrial) landscape and ensuing methodological and epistemological challenges for tracing their connections and effects. He is a co-author of books in English – Non-humans in Social Science: Animals, Spaces, Things (2011), Non-humans in Social Sciences: Ontologies, Theories and Case Studies (2014), Nonhumans and after in social science (2016) –, and in Czech – Allotment Gardens: Shadow of the Past or a Glimpse of the Future? (2013), DIY: a fine mosaic of self-led making (2019), Bricolage: From “self-led manual projects” to DIY (2020) –, and numerous articles.

WG2 Co-Chair
(Bogazici University) 

saygun.gokariksel@boun.edu.tr

Saygun Gökarıksel is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Sociology, Boğaziçi University. His writing and research interests concern the themes of law, violence, memory, and politics, with a focus on the intersection of culture and political economy and the critical theoretical perspectives from the South and East. His current research focuses on the judicial and ethical-political reckoning with the communist past in Eastern Europe in the post-Cold War context of neoliberal globalization and right-wing authoritarian populism. His writings have appeared in journals and blogs including Comparative Studies in Society and History, South Atlantic Quarterly, Dialectical Anthropology, Jadaliyya, and LeftEast. He is currently finishing the book manuscript, tentatively entitled Moral Autopsy: A Critical Anthropology of Reckoning with the Communist Past in Poland’s Neoliberal Democracy.

WG2 Co-Chair
(Institute of Art History, Zagreb)
sanja.horvatincic@gmail.com
www.ipu.hr
ipu-hr.academia.edu
www.bib.irb.hr

Sanja Horvatinčić is an art historian and Research Assistant at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb, Croatia. Her research has been focused on 20th century memorial sculpture and architecture, with the emphasis on the production and destruction of WW2 monuments in socialist Yugoslavia. She employs a critical interdisciplinary approach to heritage to investigate contemporary potential of Yugoslav memorial structures and concepts. Through her current projects, Horvatinčić is investigating memorial production, material culture, memoryscapes and multi-layered narratives of Yugoslav antifascist struggle in relation to global cultural exchange within the Non-Aligned Movement and in connection to current political and social crises. A comprehensive, socially inclusive and ethical understanding of the notion of traces is especially important in the current discussion about the political use of the past in the central and SE Europe, within the multitude of political crises and antidemocratic tendencies.

WG1 Chair
(Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
ldouglas@fcsh.unl.pt 
https://www.leedouglas.net

Lee Douglas is visual anthropologist, curator, and filmmaker who at the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC) at NOVA University in Lisbon. Combining ethnographic research and multimodal media production, her work unpacks how the past is reconstructed and the future reimagined through collective and individual engagements with the traces of political violence, displacement, and decolonization in the Iberian Atlantic. She directs the Marie Curie project “Militant Imaginaries, Colonial Memories,” which analyzes individual and collective uses of the material and visual traces left by entangled historical events: the Carnation Revolution that marked an end to Portugal’s Salazar dictatorship; the conclusion of the Portuguese imperial project; and the return migrations sparked by these events. Prior to her work at the IHC, Douglas was a Lecturer of anthropology and visual culture at New York University-Madrid and a Research Fellow in the Collections Department at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. She is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Visual Anthropology Review; a member of the Writing with Light Editorial Collective; and the co-director of the films What Remains (DER, 2017) and The Revolution (is) Probable (2022). As a scholar, educator, and practitioner, she is committed to forms of collaborative visual research capable of mobilizing anthropological research findings across disciplines and borders. 

TRACTS COST Action (20134) on "Traces as Research Agenda for Climate Change, Technology Studies, and Social Justice"
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