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is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Malta who questions the world around him.
is a writer and bon vivant. His chief interests are popular culture, good food and the collapse of Empire.
is a PhD candidate in philosophy, researching the ethics and politics of narrating trauma in institutional contexts, with a particular focus on the work of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler. His interests include cultural politics, political & critical theory, philosophy and emotions, disability studies, mental health issues, and trauma theory.
was active with Moviment Graffitti and with the newspaper Ir-Realta’, where she stood for the re-evaluation of laws on censorship in Malta. Juggling between a full time job, a photoblog called Shooting Malta, scribbling stories in Maltese, she tries to invest further time in activism. She believes that activism instigates a solid sense of awareness which empowers the masses.
teaches history at St Albert the Great College in Valletta. His interests include education, politics and what lies in between.
is a sporadic poet, intrigued by art in all its forms, all whilst being a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Malta.
is a researcher at the University of Malta and a member of Moviment Graffitti. She is a tireless explorer of Malta’s society.
is a long time environmental activist and current director of Friends of the Earth Malta.
teaches philosophy at the Junior College of the University of Malta. He writes sporadically in local newspapers.
is a post-doctoral fellow in Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Her research is focused on Small Scale Fisheries. She feels honored to have been born and raised in the countryside.
is a social anthropologist. She sees her profession as an identity which she practices. Issues of social injustice concern her deeply. She seeks every opportunity to create awareness at an individual, social and academic level. As a scholar, Rachael has an obligation to pass on knowledge and sees social media as one of the greatest inventions to reach the wider public. Her research interests are sexuality and gender, alternative family formations, housing, home and the built environment, and policy. Her recent monograph is titled, Home and Sexuality: the ‘Other’ Side of the Kitchen (2017, Palgrave Macmillan).
is a teacher of philosophy with a particular interest in ethics and political theory. Over the years he has worked on topics ranging from transhumanism, terrorism, Bataille, and education. His rationale in life is that the only way to move forward is by understanding the complexity and interconnectedness of human realities.