She is a Romanian researcher born in Timișoara in 1984. She graduated philosophy at the West University of Timișoara in 2007, and after that she finished both a M.A. and a Phd. in Philosophy at the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. Currently she is a phd. student at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa in Political Theory, with a research project about the dialectics of social-conflict in post-communist Europe. She is currently a visiting researcher at Birkbeck, University of London. She has seen (pre)revolution history through the eyes of a child, transition through the lens of a youngster, only to take up as an adult, the task of making sense of it all. Her research areas are: Eastern European studies, migration, labour theory of value, (working) class studies, contemporary political philosophy, critical Marxism.
Agata Pyzik is a Polish journalist and writer living in London. She writes about art, architecture, music and literature for many British and Polish magazines. Her focus is art and politics from the “former East”, including the Cold War and modernism. She writes for, among others, The Guardian, Icon, Frieze, Afterall, the Wire and Sight & Sound. She is an author of the book on the cultural “dreamlands” in the Eastern and Western Europe during the communist era for Zer0 Books (Poor but Sexy, 2014)