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ELIZABETH ZHIVKOVA

A designer, writer and a creative consultant based in Milan, Italy. Elizabeth earned her M.A. in Design Ma-nagement & Innovation from Istituto Marangoni in Milan after her B.A. degree in Fashion Design in London. She was awarded with Best Design Portfolio Prize in 2013. After an internship at Alexander McQueen, she worked at Interview Magazine and Kiki de Montparnasse in New York. Upon moving to Italy, Elizabeth undertook a training at the Fondazione Biennale di Venezia. A former creative director of 

Berenford, and a founder of the independent journal, Noir Catcher, and the ethical slow-wear label Maison Noir Catcher, Elizabeth is a freelancer and consults 

and writes for several lifestyle brands, Arts organiza-tions, hospitality establishments and publications.

FARAH PIRIYE

An independent curator and art critic based in between Milan and London. Farah earned her first MA degree in History of Fine and Decorative Arts at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, later receiving her second MA degree in Curation, Culture, and Criticism at Central Saint Martin’s. After interning at Sotheby’s Auction House, she was trained at Alon Zakaim Fine Art Gallery, Opera Gallery, and was appointed to curate a 100-day long  ‘Buta’ Festival of Arts, overseeing large and small-scale exhibitions at well established venues across the UK. Farah continues curating art shows around the world, contributes to publications, runs an online art platform Walking in Art Rhythm and considers writing an integral part of her curatorial practice that is focusing on cultural exchange and research-led projects.