David Prieto has a degree in Sociology from the University of Salamanca and a Masters in Sociology of Territory, Population and Migration from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is a member of the editorial team and the editorial board of Encrucijadas, a critical journal in social sciences. He dedicates his work to researching the relationship between society and territory. He is also a member of the study group Ecologies, New Territories and Landscapes in Contemporary Culture, initiated in 2013 as a moment for evaluation and self-reflection to guide future steps in this field.
Cristóbal Gómez Benito has a degree in Philosophy and Language Studies with a doctorate in Sociology. He was a facultative technician in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food between 1978 and 1981 and a professor of Sociology at UNED between 1991 and 2014. He has taught in General Sociology, Rural Sociology and Human Ecology and his preferred research areas in addition to these are History of Agrarian Social Thought, Environmental Sociology and Food Sociology.
Rafael SM Paniagua (Madrid, 1979) is an artist, teacher and researcher. He studied dramaturgy (RESAD), fine arts (UCLM) and philosophy (UNED), a field in which he is a Doctor of Aesthetics with a thesis on the notion of childhood. He taught for eight years the subject of Form Analysis at the former Faculty of Architecture of the UPSAM. He has also taught at the Faculty of BBAA and the Universidad de los Mayores of the UCM and at the Fundación Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón in Toledo. He is currently a visiting professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese culture at Princeton University.
As an artist he has worked both alone and in collaboration with many people. He was part of groups such as Luddotek. He has shown or shared his work in institutions such as Liquidación Total, Documenta XII, La Casa Encendida, Matadero-Intermediae, Espai D'Art Contemporani de Castelló, DentroFuera, Tabacalera de Lavapiés, MUSAC, Centro Huarte, Steirischer Herbst, Urbanacción, Walden 3, Elevate Festival, La Lenta, Artium, Seminario Euraca, Centro Centro, La Trasera de BBAA, Programa Sin Créditos, ABM Confecciones, 33 Bienal de São Paulo, Tabakalera... He has published in Concinnitas, Cairón, Buah!, Nolens Volens, Diagonal, Re-Visiones, Interferencias, El Estado Mental, Alexia, Ctxt, FronteraD .
He currently works on issues related to aesthetic and religious experience, the minor arts and popular culture. He lives in Cercedilla.
Fernando García-Dory is an artist and an agro-ecologist. His work deals specifically with the relationship between contemporary culture and nature as it is manifested in multiple contexts, from the landscape and the rural, to the desires and expectations related to identity, crisis, utopia and the potential for social change. He studied Fine Arts and Rural Sociology, and is currently preparing his PhD in Agroecology. Interested in the harmonic complexity of biological forms and processes, his work addresses connections and cooperation, from microorganisms to social systems, and from traditional artistic languages, such as drawing, to projects, actions and collaborative agro-ecological cooperatives. His work has been exhibited at Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm), Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid), SFMOMA (San Francisco). He has participated in Biennials in Athens, Lisbon, Gwangju and Jeju and at Documenta 13. In 2012 he received the Creative Time New York Annenberg Award for Socially Engaged Art and was a Rolex Award finalist. He is a member of the Conseil des Formes (Paris) and member of the board of directors of World Alliance of Nomadic Pastoralists. Since 2009 he has been developing INLAND.