Svenja Engels is working as freelance researcher, organizer and cultural worker in art, culture and education. Svenja’s background lies in Gender Studies and Liberal Arts and Sciences. They are interested in intersectional feminist & collaborative practices, queer and decolonial pedagogies and LGTBQI+ elderly care work. Since 2016, Svenja is an active member of Read-in and currently involved in the project ‘Feminist Search Tool (Version 2)’.
Annette Krauss works as an artist, writer, educator. In her conceptual-based practice she addresses the intersection of art, politics and everyday life. Her work revolves around informal knowledge and normalization processes that shape our bodies, the way we use objects, engage in social practices and how these influence the way we know and act in the world. Her artistic work emerges through the intersection of different media, such as performance, video, historical and everyday research, pedagogy and texts. Annette Krauss has (co-)initiated various long-term collaborative practices (Hidden Curriculum / Sites for Unlearning / Read-in / ASK! / Read the Masks. Tradition is Not Given / School of Temporalities). These projects reflect and build upon the potential of collaborative practices while aiming at disrupting taken for granted “truths” in theory and practice.
Ying Que is a freelance cultural producer, facilitator and organizer, working in art, culture and education. With a background in anarchist anthropology, her practice draws from curatorial and artistic research and is firmly based in collaborations with artists and activists. She's interested in feminist and decolonial pedagogies, cultural activism and the silenced histories of Dutch colonialism in Indonesia and active for the collectives Read-in and niet normaal*.