Melody Howse is a lifelong researcher. Grounded in Visual Anthropology her focus is on Experience, Technology and Emotion. As a researcher she brings her background from the UK broadcast documentary industry where she has worked as a producer, director and archivist for documentary series and cinema documentaries since 2001 into her practice. She continues to work extensively with archive for documentary and research developing her interest in the capacity for the visual to inform and shape our world view and combines this with the methods and theory of phenomenology. A literal world citizen with roots in Scotland and the Caribbean Melody holds a M.A in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universität, Berlin where she currently lives.
Jóhanna Björk is a social anthropologist, focusing on the arctic, climate change, migration, colonialism, childhood, cooperative anthropology, media, storytelling and mapping, where visual methods and representation are at the core of her methods. Her latest research focuses on participatory visual ethnography, using smartphones as a tool to find, record and share stories and world-views in Kulusuk, East Greenland, where she also works a tour-guide and hostel-manager. This project will continue to develop as a PhD project from the University of Iceland. Jóhanna holds an M.A. degree from the Freie Universität Berlin, graduating in 2015. She currently lives in Reykjavík, Iceland and Kulusuk, Greenland but continues to work in Berlin, Germany.
Anne Chahine is a practice-based researcher interested in the multivocal nature of memory, history and heritage and its effect on the individual as well as society in a broader sense. She holds a M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin and has a bachelor degree in Media Design with the focus on audiovisual media and games. Anne has worked in the fields of media installation and theatre production since 2004 and founded her own business, Pixelmarie, as the sole proprietor. Within the field of visual anthropology, she uses visual media to describe and analyse culture and as a way of constructing knowledge. Anne’s main goal in her professional life is to make research visible and accessible to a broad audience; inside and outside of academia.