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Meet Our Tutors: Catherine Somzé

Catherine Somzé
Sat 18 Jul

Name, the branch of knowledge, subject

Catherine Somzé, Critical Studies / Autonomous Practices

What inspires you?

The power of people working together without losing their own sense of self.

What defines you as a tutor? Your strongest points?

Tough love. I commit myself to guide students in their process of self-discovery and creating work that is relevant to others. That means, sometimes, to keep on asking questions until the bottom of things has been reached.

What is your dream/goal as a tutor?

To see each and every student fulfil his or her own potential within the frame of a safe learning community.

Name one item from your bucket list?

To live a life in which there wouldn’t be any lists at all.

Whom would you call true innovator?

The Guerrilla Girls call themselves ‘the conscience of the art world.’ Since the 1980s they have been relentlessly exposing gender and ethnic bias in the arts and culture as an anonymous collective, wearing gorilla masks in public. In one go, they fight for equality and challenge sacred Western notions such as that of individual authorship. They show that the power of people is stronger than the people in power.

To learn more about Catherine and her work visit her website.

Photography: Martine Stig