Photo by Crystal Hodges
FOUNDER and CREATIVE DIRECTOR
KIMBERLY J. SOENEN
Soenen is the Founder of "SOME PEOPLE" (Every)Body, an organization and multiverse channel that examines the people, processes and systems that constitute the maintenance of, and barriers to, Public and Global Health. Her areas of expertise are: White Collar Healthcare Crime, Best Practice, Quality of Care, Universal Healthcare policy, and Do No Harm business ethics. She is a lifelong vocal advocate for enacting a Single Payer National Health Program in the United States and endorses Universal Healthcare / The Medicare for All Act of 2024.
ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Riley Gunderson (they/them) is an emerging curator, art historian, arts administrator, and writer based in Chicago, Illinois. They are currently a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) studying Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory and Arts Administration and Policy. Their work uses visual and written means to explore themes such as history, materiality, perception, and memory, specifically regarding queer, trans, and feminist identity. Through their work, they hope to increase equity within the arts by broadening the narratives surrounding who makes art, why they make it, and whom they make it for. Riley's work has been featured in a variety of exhibitions and publications, including: 10011 Magazine; Artist Talk Magazine; SheThey Magazine; Sunbow Zine; Lithium Magazine; The New School, New York, New York; Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois; Perspective Gallery, Evanston, Illinois; and more.
INSTALLATION and DESIGN
Philip Spangler is a Professor of Fine Arts at Harper College. His art his been exhibited widely. An accomplished art handler, carpenter and sculptor, he owns his own studio and workshop in Chicago. He is the owner of THE PLAN gallery and performance space in Chicago.
INSTALLATION and DESIGN
David Gates is the founder of Hungry City a community-driven performance space and recording studio in Chicago. Gates is a musician, singer, artist, writer and producer. The frontman for the now defunct band Spacebones, his first solo album was released in 2021. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Evan Hatfield (he/him/his) is an independent consultant focusing on accessibility, operations and hospitality for cultural arts and events. From 2005 to 2019, he worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he created the position of Director of Audience Experience and implemented accessibility initiatives that include relaxed/sensory-friendly programming, touch tours, city-wide audio description trainings, open captioning, all-gender restrooms and the installation of induction hearing loops. From 2013-2018, he served as a founding co-chair of the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC), and served through 2019 as a member of the steering committee and vice president of the board. He frequently consults with organizations and events on accessibility programming and services and has presented on accessibility in various cities and university settings.
SVENNING IMPACT | Communication, Sustainability and Circularity Consultancy
Kirsti Svenning is based in Oslo, Norway. She has senior experience working with international politics and sustainable development. She currently works across several sectors helping companies upskill to make the circular change. She also lectures on sustainability, circularity and design. Svenning holds a BA equivalent in Communication and Media Studies from Høgskulen i Volda (HVO) and a BA in English and Russian from the University of Oslo. She is also an alumni of the USA IVLP 2012 program in Media Literacy. For more than ten years, Svenning was Communications Advisor at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo.
Brenda Bingham is a photographer, creative director, editor, archivist, book designer, as well as yoga teacher and lifelong student. Brenda works as a Creative Director with renowned photojournalist Ed Kashi, and has previously collaborated as archivist, printer, and design assistant with photographers Henry Grossman, Irina Rozovsky, and Cole Barash, among others.
Lowe is a graduate of DePaul University, Lowe is a Chicago based writer, editor and poet. She writes for Poems While You Wait, the group that produces original poetry in public places. She is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing and is currently seeking professional writing and teaching opportunities. Her first book of poems, It's Been Evening All Day Long, was released in 2020.
FISCAL AGENT | AGENCY PARTNER
TALKING EYES MEDIA
Talking Eyes Media is a 17 year old non-profit production company that strives to stimulate public dialogue and advocate for positive social change on the strength of the work. Talking Eyes produces documentary films, multimedia, books, exhibitions and national events centered on civil debate and civic engagement. In the spring of 2021,Talking Eyes Media received two prestigious film award honors from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and the Washington, DC Film Festival's Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability.