Since 2003 MARLEEN WYNANTS has been directing Crosstalks. Crosstalks links academic and corporate research to art, architecture and design with an eye on novel insights and pre-trajectories for an ecological and sustainable future.
Marleen Wynants started out as a music producer, presenter and content researcher for the official Belgian Radio and Television in its pre-commercial stage. While continuing as a free lance journalist on music, art and gender, she ran the post-punk magazine Fabiola together with Jan Vanroelen, both leaving the scene in 1988, the year Hillel Slovak, Chet Baker, Divine, Sylvester and Roy Orbison died. Wynants continued publishing for major media groups in Belgium amongst which HHD Ogilvy, Grey International, Roularta, De Morgen, De Standaardgroep, Financieel Economische Tijd, De Persgroep and Best of Publishing. She was a regular contributor to Janus, the magazine launched by Jan Fabre.
Publications: children books, short stories and a large number of articles and columns on art and on science projects and on the people behind them. Most recent books are We can change the Weather – 100 cases of Changeability (ed. Wynants, 2010) and Bridges over Troubled Waters (eds. Wynants & Nuyttens, 2011).
GOEDELE NUYTTENS obtained an MA in Germanic languages at Ghent University before she began working as an editorial assistant at Snoeck Publishers, producing art books and exhibition catalogues. She later became commissioning editor at Academic & Scientific Publishers and VUBPRESS. Together with Luc Derycke, she is the founder of ASA publishing.
Today she is project and communications manager at Crosstalks and a freelance editor.