Project Leader and researcher of Costume Agency and Convener of Critical Costume 2020
Prof. Christina Lindgren (NO) is a Professor in Costume Design at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) and leader of the artistic research project, Costume Agency. Christina Lindgren is a costume designer/ scenographer, as well as a stage director on self-initiated productions of opera and hybrid forms of performing arts including music.
Sodja Zupanc-Lotker – Co-researcher of Costume Agency and Convener of Critical Costume 2020
MgA. et MgA. Sodja Zupanc-Lotker, Ph.D. (CZ/YU) based in Prague is a dramaturg, curator and pedagogue focusing on visual and spatial dramaturgy, devised theatre and dance. Sodja leads MA Directing of Devised and Object Theatre, Prague Performing Arts Academy, DAMU, KALD
Sofia Pantouvaki – Head of Critical Costume
Sofia Pantouvaki Ph.D. (FI) is a scenographer and costume designer, Professor of Costume Design at Aalto University, Finland. Her credits include over 80 designs for theatre, film, opera and dance productions in Europe, as well as curatorial and exhibition design projects as well as publications and editorial work. Sofia leads the group Costume in focus. Sofia will moderate a Critical Costume 2020 Conference Panel Discussion Autumn 2020.
Yuka Oyama – Curator
Prof. Yuka Oyama Ph.D. (JP/GE) is a cross-disciplinary artist. Yuka’s artistic practice incorporates sculpture, jewellery, video, photography, public interventions, choreographic experimentations and performances. Yuka is a Professor for Jewellery Art at the HDK/Valand Academy of Art and Design, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Camilla Svingen – Conference Manager
Camilla Svingen (NO) is a Bergen-based Norwegian producer for Performing Arts and Manager of a production company, Syv Mil. Svingen is a specialized in Theater Science, has extensive experiences in project management, cultural-political work, theater and dance production. Among many, Camilla’s work experiences include Director for International Theater Festival and Manager of Proscen (Producers Unit for Performing Arts).
Pieter Nieuenhuijs – Web Engineer
Pieter Nieuenhuijs (NL/NI) is a digital nomad living in Nicaragua. Pieter is a multi-disciplinary entrepreneur, website developer/designer, graphic designer, content creator, photographer and marketing consultant. Pieter works with the maxim: “Communication starts from listening”.
Bastian Danielsen – Conference Management Assistant
Bastian Danielsen (NO) is a Conference Manager assistant. He works as a performing arts producer at Syv mil AS, located in Bergen, Norway. Bastian has a master’s degree in Art History.
Christopher Sage – Curatorial Assistant
Christopher Sage (UK) is a Berlin based artist, working for a range of Museums, Galleries and Artists, assisting in the realisation of different exhibition projects.
Erin Wright – Text Editor
Erin Wright (US) is a copy editor and researcher based out of Colorado, USA.
Unn Bjørge (NO) is a senior advisor in the Communication Department of KHIO.
Critical Costume 2020 convenors would like to thank all contributors of Critical Costume 2020:
Presenters of at talk in the Video Library
Moderators of the Working Groups
Reporters of the Working Groups
Participants in the Working Groups
Steering Group Critical Costume
Katie Barford (UK), Donatella Barbieri, University of the Arts London (UK), Sidsel Bech, Edge Hill University (UK), Jessica Bugg, RMIT (AU), Sarah Gilligan, Hartlepool College (UK), Christina Lindgren, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (NO), Deborah Nadoolman Landis, UCLA (US), Aoife Monks, Queen Mary University of London (UK), Simona Rybáková, Chair of the OISTAT Performance Design Commission / Costume (CZ), Natalie Rewa, Queens University at Kingston (CA), Marlis Schweitzer, York University (CA), Fausto Vianna, University of Sao Paulo (BR), Sodja Zupanc Lotker, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (CZ)
Founding convenors Critical Costume
The Founding Convenors of Critical Costume are listed as follows (in order of surname): Sidsel Bech, Rachel Hann, and Sofia Pantouvaki.