Ana Dinger is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal, and a researcher affiliated to CECC (Research Centre for Communication and Culture). Her investigation is focused on strategies of perpetuation of performance-based artworks and is developed with a fellowship by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology). Holding a 5-year degree in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine-Arts of the Lisbon University, and a post-graduation in Contemporary Art from the Catholic University of Portugal, she has also training in Dance, having completed the first year of the Superior School of Dance (2003/4, Lisbon) and the Choreographic Research and Creation Course at Forum Dança (2003, Porto).
Elsa Alves is a Ph.D. fellow in Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen and a researcher affiliated to COPE (Copenhagen Centre for Disaster Research) and CECC. Her investigation is focused on the post-Cold War nuclear imaginary, considering the photographic iconography of the Chernobyl disaster. She holds a 4-year degree in Philosophy from the New University of Lisbon and a master’s degree in Communication and Media Studies from the Catholic University of Portugal, with a thesis on the visual culture praxis in art museums, based on a fellowship at the National Museum of Capodimonte (Naples, Italy). She was the research assistant with a grant from FCT of the joint project “Critique of singularity: the catastrophic event and the rhetoric of representation”, between the Catholic University of Portugal, the FU Berlin and the University of Kyoto (2010-3).