ZEITGEIST19 HOSTS: ELIZABETH ZHIVKOVA & FARAH PIRIYE
Elizabeth is a writer, creative consultant and designer based between Milan, Italy and Sofia, Bulgaria. Much of her work is concerned with research and implementation of ethical production, through prioritizing the use of environmentally conscientious materials and supporting the local crafts community. Meanwhile producing ethical jewelry and sustainable clothing, Elizabeth is a founder of NOIR CATCHER Slow
Design Studio and publishes a bi-annual independent zine, which aim is to further develop an understanding of the social within art and design and explore new practices for positive change.
Farah is an independent curator, art critic and researcher based in London, United Kingdom. Her curatorial practice focuses on transnational dialogues, and on the ways history, migration, memory, identity and other social forces have shaped modern realities. Her work aims to question dilemmas of borders and freedom through theoretical research and socially engaged art projects, while exploring connections between various disciplines in order to challenge conventional definitions and forms.