Dr. Andrea Luka Zimmerman
I am an artist filmmaker, writer and cultural activist. My work is concerned with marginalisation, social justice and structural violence and has been nominated for the Grierson and Jarman awards. My films include Erase and Forget (2017), which had its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival (nominated for the Original Documentary Award), Estate, a Reverie (2015) and Taskafa, Stories of the Street (2013), written and voiced by the late John Berger. Selected exhibitions include Civil Rites, the London Open, Whitechapel Gallery and Common Ground, Spike Island, Bristol. I co-founded the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary The Look of Silence).
I grew up on a large council estate left school at 16 and later studied through to PhD at Central Saint Martins. In my teaching practice, I firmly believe in enabling voices, providing a supportive space for difference, plurality and encounter.