Angeliki Charistou is an art historian and curator at the State Museum for Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki. She is responsible for the curation and organization of the Costakis collection, one of the largest collections of Russian Soviet avant-garde art outside of Russia. Her research focuses especially on the interactions between the art of the Russian avant-garde and the philosophy of religion. http://www.greekstatemuseum.com/kmst/collections/kostakis.html

Igor Chubarov is a research associate at the Institute for Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Chubarov wrote his dissertation on the subject of “Phenomenological Philosophy in Russia.” He is the editor of the philosophical journal “Logos” and director of Logos-altera Press, Moscow. www.eng.iph.ras.ru

Aage Hansen-Löve http://www.slavistik.uni-muenchen.de/personen/professoren-ruhestand/hansen_loeve/index.html

Ilya Kalinin is Professor at the Institute for Humanities and Art (Smolny College) at the State University of St. Petersburg. His research deals especially with Russian cultural history and with the contemporary politics of Russian and Soviet culture and history. Kalinin is the editor of the journal “Emergency Rations: Debates on Politics and Culture. (Neprikosnovennyj Zapas: Debaty o politike i culture)”. www.ees-online.org

Gal Kirn graduated in 2012 in Political Philosophy at the University Nova Gorica (Slovenia). He was a research associate at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht as well as a Research Fellow at the ICI Berlin. At the Free University Berlin and the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Kirn held seminars on diverse topics in the fields of film, philosophy and modern political theory. www.ici-berlin.org

Brigitte Obermayr is a research associate the field of Slavic Literature in the DFG-Project “Modelling Counterfactual History in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia.” http://www.slavistik.uni-muenchen.de/personen/mitarbeiter/obermayr/index.html

Liubov Pchelkina is an art historian, research associate, curator and collection director at the State Tretyakov Gallery in the division of Painting of the First Half of the 20th Century. In 2015 Pchelkina completed her doctoral work on the theme “The Projectionism of Solomon Nikritin. Theory and Practice of Experimental Researches. 1910s-1930s” at the State Institute for Art Studies in Moscow. She is the author of numerous articles on Ryssian experimental art of the 1920s and ’30s. www.ima.or.at

The Russian State Archive for Literature and Art (RGALI), Moscow is the largest Russian archive for literary estates and documents connected to the cultural history of Russia, in particular in the fields of literature, music, theater, film, art and architecture. www.rgali.ru

Irina Sirotkina is a fellow at the Institute for the History of Science and Technology at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. In 2008 she was a guest scholar at the Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin (ZfL). Sirotkina’s areas of research include the history of the human sciences, the development of psychology and psychiatry in Russia and the cultural history of traditional Russian dance. Her current project deals with dance and movement in art and science in Russia during the 1910s-1930s.  www.ihst.academia.edu

Andrey Smirnov is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, collector, writer and composer. Smirnov is a lecturer at the Center for Electroacoustic Music at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, as well as a research associate at the Rodchenko Art School in Moscow, where he teaches the history and aesthetics of electroacoustic music, sound design, composition and physical computing. He is the founder of the Theremin Center for Electroacoustic Music in Moscow. www.asmir.info

Antonio Somaini is Professor in Film, Media, and Visual Culture Studies at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. Among his main publications, the books La Glass House de Serguei Eisenstein. Cinématisme et architecture de verre (Paris: B2 Editions, 2017), Cultura visuale. Immagini, sguardi, media, dispositivi (with Andrea Pinotti, Turin: Einaudi, 2016), Ejzenštejn. Il cinema, le arti, il montaggio (Turin: Einaudi, 2011; English and French translations forthcoming in 2018). He has curated and co-curated different editions of texts of Benjamin, Eisenstein, Moholy-Nagy, and Vertov in English, French, and Italian. The latest one being the new French edition of Dziga Vertov’s writings: Le Ciné-Œil de la Révolution. Essais sur le cinéma (together with François Albera and Irina Tcherneva, Dijon: les presses du réel, 2017, forthcoming)

Susanne Strätling is Professor at the Institute for General and Comparative Literature at the Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich. http://www.komparatistik.uni-muenchen.de/personen/professoren/straetling/index.html

Maria Tsantsanoglou is an art historian, curator, and director of the State Museum for Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. Since 2002 she has been active as one of the museum’s curators, particularly maintaining the Costakis Collection – one of the largest collections of Russian and Soviet art outside of Russia. Tsantsanoglou has researched and published Russian futurists as well as Vladimir Tatlin and Solomon Nikritin. She teaches the history of Russian art of the 19th and 20th centuries at the University of Macedonia. http://www.greekstatemuseum.com/kmst/collections/kostakis.html

Margarete Vöhringer is the director of the project “Practices of Knowledge” and member of the planning team of the Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin (ZfL). Her research concerns the history of modern and contemporary art, as well as cultural science with an emphasis on visual culture (researches on the cultural techniques of seeing, on interdisciplinary concepts of the image, on the interrelations of art, science and society, on the relations between theory and practice, on local and global knowledge formations). www.zfl-berlin.org

Barbara Wurm is a research associate at the chair for Eastern Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the Humboldt University, Berlin. She works as a freelance curator for the film festivals goEast, DOK Leipzig and the Cottbus Film Festival. Documentary film and Eastern European Cinema are her research emphases. Her current festival and film criticism appears (among others) in taz, kolik, Ray, EPD Film and senses of cinema. www.slawistik.hu-berlin.de