anthropologist, social scientist, organizer of the festival
Ingolf Hoppmann and Olga Kouvchinnikova are well known translators from Russian to German.
Nikolay OLEYNIKOV is a St. Petersburg based artist, member of CHTO DELAT
Keith Hart, most known as an economic anthropologist and the inventor of the term
“informal economy”, he is looking at the definition of what does it mean to be a citizen
from the economic point of view and how it affect the rights and define the role in a
society for a different
educator, author of the books and an activist of children rights
Astra Taylor is a documentary filmmaker, writer, activist and musician.
Taylor was active in the Occupy Movement. Her movies is Zizek!, 2005
Examined Life, 2008
What Is Democracy?, 2019 and the book that we turning into the a4kids book "What is democracy?"
Ksenia has been a volunteer in St. Petersburg's Children since 2015 (with short breaks to live and work in Poland and Sweden), and conducts Russian language classes in groups for teenagers.
Adam is an artist, who is interested in experimental projects about privacy, security, and biometric technologies. He lives in Berlin.
Nica Davidoff is an anthropologist
Nataša Ilić (born in Zagreb) is a freelance curator and a member of the curators collective What, How & for Whom / WHW
Yacov Lurie is a student of anthropology and a film maker. He lives in Helsinki, Finland
social worker at KARUNA Drugstop
Maria Orlova is a books promoter at Samokat Publishers.
Activist. artist, one of the founders of Utopian Union
David Graeber, anthropologist, activist, and author of several best-selling books — Debt: The First 5000 Years, Bullshit Jobs, and The Dawn of Everything. He was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street.
Sam Chermayeff is an architect, designer and teacher undertaking projects worldwide.
Ilona M. Otto is a senior researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Anna Leonenko is a producer at Mediaost (Cultural and Educational agency, Berlin, D).
Graduated from the European University in St. Petersburg, was engaged in children's projects in the Kunstkammer, now works in the department of development of libraries of Frunzensky district of St. Petersburg.
David Gribble is an educator and an author of many books
Yana Smetanina was born in Belebey. She has lived in Siberia, spent a long time in Moscow. and is now a Berlin-based artist.
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem - French philosopher, activist and friend of David Graeber - Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, initiator and co-author
Anarchy-In a Manner of Speaking Conversations With Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman - Anarchies.
Artist, researcher, activist
Artem Slota - project coordinator at "Children of St. Petersburg".
Curator, activist, organizer of Femfest and Media Impact
Lea Irmish - project Curator of What is Wealth book.
Vera is a social pedagogue and educator, who is working with homeless kids in St Petersburg, Russia and immigrants in Berlin, Germany.
Olumide Abimbola political economist and economic anthropologist with research and analysis experience in trade, regional integration, political risk, extractive industry.
Alexandra is working for the progressive children publishing house Samokat. She is a founder of No Kidding website and reading group.
William Kentridge is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films.
Elfa Lilja Gisladottir is a music teacher from Reykjavik, Iceland. She is a project manager for List fyrir alla (Art for all) a cultural project for children and youth under the auspices and funded by the Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture.
Polina Yermakova - director of publishing books for the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, publishing house "Arka".
Jerome Gold is an american book author
Kolbeinn Hugi is an artist, musician and storyteller. He was a part of the Iceland a4kids Nation book project, as well as the Project What is Privacy with the migrant kids in Berlin in 2019.
Anastasia Khoroshilova is a Russian artist, living and working in between Germany and Russia.
Alexander Koch is a curator, galleries, writer, and cultural mediator.
Nika Dubrovsky is an author who is working on several publishing and art projects, including A4kids.org, an open-source platform experimenting with new educational formats, co-created with her late husband David Graeber, an anthropologist and activist.
Olof Sverrisdottir - storyteller and writer of childrenbooks.
Frank is Ph.D in philosophy and involved in activism and wide educational initiatives for many years.
Vadim Maximov is a specialist of Russian avant-garde theater and professor of Theater Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Activist, artist and member of Rose's school in Saint-Petersburg
Henry Readhead is a grandchild of A. S. Neill, the founder of Summerhill School.
Hanna Niittymäki is a teacher and a peace educator. She is training teacher around Finland about equality and peace education issues. H. N. also produces teaching materials in cooperation with several NGOs especially the Finnish Peace Committee.