Lucinda Boermans is a motion design lecturer, interdisciplinary artist and Ph.D. candidate at Auckland University of Technology. Boermans’ research pathway looks to "atmospheres in motion" to realize new "points of crossing" (affective resonance) that could inform the establishment of a new, intercultural art school outside "the institutional norms", here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Boermans completed a Master of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland in 2021. Exhibited work and presented research includes: Towards a Collective Imaginary, poster presentation, Forum for Global Challenges, Birmingham, UK (2022); Turning, solo show, The Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland (2022); Unseen, group show, The Tuesday Club, Auckland (2022); Ecologies of Movement, LINK 2021, AUT, Art and Design Symposium, Auckland (2021); Iteration 12, installation with Michelle Mayn, mothermother, Auckland (2021); Our Symbiotic Habit: Telling Stories of Things That Matter, Paper Presentation, AAANZ conference, Auckland (2020); Meeting Half Way, group show, Projectspace (2020); Materiality in Motion: Ecologies of Transformation, installation, San Diego (2019); Connected Bodies? In Search of the Affective Dimension, paper presentation, AAANZ conference, RMIT, Melbourne (2018); Hingespace, solo show, George Fraser Gallery (2018), Materiality in Motion, poster presentation, 13th Conference of Arts in Society, Vancouver (2018); Performance 2120, showing as part of Wunderuuma (AAG), The Gus Fisher Gallery (2017); Akin, solo show, Objectspace (2017).
Alexandra Dumitrescu writes poems, short stories, and literary studies. At the start of the millenium she proposed metamodernism as a cultural paradigm and a period term. In 2014 she completed her PhD (Otago, Dunedin) with a thesis about Metamodernism in Literature, followed by a Master of Creative Writing (AUT, Auckland) with the novel Why Don’t I Keep a Diary or A Secret Story of Metamodernism. Her work was published in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, America, and Europe (Czech Republic, Greece, Romania). She taught at the Universities of Cluj (Romania) and Otago (Aotearoa New Zealand). She lives in Auckland, where she teaches at Manurewa High School and is a PhD Adviser for AUT. Garry Forrester called her “mother of metamodernism” in his 2014 memoir More Deaths Than One.