Evy Jokhova is the initiator of The Allotment Project. Her interest in culture, relationships, urbanism and the environment coupled with her love for food, has prompted Evy to start a project that investigates social norms through approaches to food.
Evy is a multi disciplinary artist and bookmaker. Her practice draws on an interest in sociology, on how needs dictate the worlds that are created and how individuals are formed by the environment that they live in. In her current work Evy investigates the relationship between man-made constructions and nature in a series of projects that encompass drawing, film, installations, artist books and participatory events. Supported by research in urbanism, sociology and psychology Evy’s practice explores the psychological influence that the built environment has on its residents, the socio-economic impact of development and city planning and how this effects individuality and identity in era of rapid mass production. Evy has MA Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art and an MA in Political Communications from Goldsmith’s College. She has been awarded Arts Council Funding for Kilburn Grand Tour, the Florence Trust Residency in London and Schauraum Residency in Vienna. She has exhibited at the Barbican, Bond House Gallery with ZAP, Collier Bristow Gallery, Kalied Editions, Pump House Gallery, Royal Academy, Whitechapel Book Art Fair and WW Gallery amongst others.
Lucy is a social scientist, researcher, writer and freelance podcast producer. Her work covers a wide-range of subjects, from artistic and musical responses to contemporary conflicts, to analyses of shifts in the cultural and sociological patterns in cinema going. Focusing primarily on new research, her work builds in an interdisciplinary flavour. She has researched and authored a series that showcases cutting edge research on environmental challenges alongside novel and exciting practical responses on the ground, and is also leading a collaboration with Simon Gregor, photographer and First World War Centenary Partner of Imperial War Museum (UK), for a series which investigates acts and sites of commemoration 100 years on. In her work, Lucy explores the meaning, practice and connections between individual and collective wellbeing, and humankind’s place within, and relationship to the natural world. Derived from her experience of living and working in Italy, Lucy has developed an interest in the social, political and cultural intersections of food; and patterns of production and consumption, both within and across societies. She edits a bi-monthly newsletter for a community association, and holds a BA in History from Warwick University and MSc in Political Science from University College London.
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Selin Ilgaz is a Psychology graduate from the University of Montpellier, France. Her interest into Neuropsychology led her to Neuroscience studies at Goldsmiths, University of London where she completed an MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. During her studies she had the opportunity to work with diverse clinical populations. Her main research area is moral psychology, but she is also interested in meditation and neuroplasticity, and neuroscience and art. Alongside her studies, Selin also did contemporary dance and theatre for several years and has therefore found a great concern in merging both neuroscience and art.
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Amanda Couch (b.1975) is a London based artist, lecturer and researcher in Fine Art. She studied at Norwich School of Art and Royal College of Art. Amanda has won three research awards from the University For the Creative Arts, she has also been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, been awarded the Meltdowns Residency, the Basil H. Alkazzi Travelling Scholarship and the Robert Fleming Residency Award. Amanda teaches Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Her practice straddles the domains of photography, drawing, installation, performance, research, and writing. Her most recent work Reflection on Digestion: A Performance Dinner is a participatory performance in the form of a dinner and lecture, which explores the science, processes and image of digestion through food and language.
Sun Ae Kim is a creative thinker and a contemporary storyteller using ceramics. Her focus is on the18th century’s English and European ceramics. She is interested in creating narratives using contemporary satirical stories found in ceramics, whilst referring to European Figurines from the 18th and 19th century, in particular her interest is in european figurines which were purposely used for striking a conversation during mealtimes. Sun Ae collaborated with Alexander McQueen for Paris Fasion Week 2011/12 and has exhibited her works in worldwide including the Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art in LA, the Palais de Tokyo and Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Sun Ae is currently exploring the ‘A Contemporary, Visual Interpretation of Social Issues through Ceramics Practice Informed by Early Nineteenth Century English precedents.’ at the Royal College of Art through a practice-based research degree.
Adriana is both a graphic designer and a chef with a great passion for food. Born in Rome, she studied and worked as a graphic designer there before moving to London and to pursue a career as a chef. Adriana has worked as a Chef de Partie at St. John Restaurant, Alastair Little and Kensington Place and was Head-Chef at Westbourne Tavern in Notting Hill for four years. In 2003 she founded Fishsoup with partner Matt Cranston, an events company catering for the fashion and photography industry with clients such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Mario Testino, Paul Smith, David Baily, Zara, Burberry and Benetton. Adriana went on to complete an MA in Design Studies at Central St Martin’s in 2008 and currently works across the fields of design and catering.