Studio CNS / Counter Narrative Society

Contributors and Friends

Mary Ann Brooks is a movement conceptual artist and writer who lives and work in San Francisco, CA. She contributed with critical conversations and performance to the videos “Unequal States of Amnesty” and “Bowling out Black and White” for the Glaciers_Under Our Skin project. — For more about Brooks visit this interview at Culturebot

John Hulsey is a socially engaged artist and filmmaker who lives and studies in Cambridge, MA. He contributed with critical evaluation, processes and writing for the manifesto of Glaciers_Under Our Skin project. He is currently undertaking his PHD at Harvard. — Website:

Marguerite Davenport is a photographer and holds a BA from Smith College in Pan-African Studies and International Relations. She is currently developing with her colleague in Kenya a literacy program. She has contributed as researcher for the Racial Pre_Filing Vest and as photographer for the Sensible Housing Unit.

Axel Herrera is a composer sound artist who lives and works in San Francisco. He contributed with a symphonic poem for the installation of the Sensible Housing Unit project.

Denis Maxwell is a videographer and assisted with the production of the Restless Sleep project.

Alli Spector is a performer, activist and radical artist based in San Francisco. She contributed with an experimental performance for the Subliminal Sketches of a SHU.

Victoria Restler is a producer, curator and artist based in New York. She contributed with research and writing to the Subliminal Sketches of a SHU.

Jose Negrete is a storyteller and mayor contributor to the You and Me project. He is currently surviving from imprisonment in the California State Prison.

Fernando Marti is a San Francisco based architect working in the field of radical urban planning. He was a major contributor for the Thinking of You project and initial studies for the Hunting the Now. — Website: Main Profile & Portfolio

Fiona Glas is a San Francisco based clinical social worker practicing in the field of radical art therapy. She was contributor to the projects of Thinking of You, Hunting the Now and Sensible Housing Unit. She is now a friendly advisor and occasional contributor.

Chris Carlsson
is a San Francisco based writer, historian, activist and creator of numerous cultural projects. He is also friend of “the society” for occasional consultancy, for some ideas or info on local history. He was a historian and editor to the making of Hunting the Now project. — Websites: Main Profile | The Nowtopian | FoundSF | Critical Mass |