Signs of Seeing is all about the interaction between people, places, and images. From creation, to curation, to everyday encounters with visual culture, we aim to treat urban ‘seeing’ as a collective, interactive process. It is about bridging the gap between practice and critical thought to bring together artists, filmmakers, academics and critics in a dialogue about what we see in contemporary visual culture, and what it means to see in the first place.
Joe Lukawski is an American academic, filmmaker and freelance journalist. Originally from Indiana, Joe has spent the last six years between Paris, Fez and Cairo. He was a Fulbright scholar to Morocco in 2011-2012, and currently resides in Paris where he is working on an MA in Global Communications and on various film projects.
Hugo Massa is a journalist and documentary filmmaker from Paris, France. His current webdoc project Ritmos Negros del Peru documents the preservation and re-invention of Afro-Peruvian music, instruments and rhythms. He is currently based in New York, where is is completing a documentary program at the New School.
Lewis William Sanders IV is a Cuban-American Arabophile, visual anthropologist, and DJ currently living in Miami. His previous work in Cairo focused on territoriality and street art in revolutionary Cairo.
George Bajalia is a Palestian-American playwright, former Fulbright scholar to Morocco, and scholar of globalization and media. George currently lives and works in Chicago.