Andrea Couvert moved to Cape Town 14 years ago from Italy. Having worked in social co-operatives and development agencies for over 15 years, he has an extensive experience in developing communication projects such as documentaries, magazines and multimedia exhibitions. In South Africa he has been volunteering with an NGO working with refugees, has worked as project manager for an IT Co-operative, then became art director in a graphic design company and is now founder and managing director of the communication agency Slowdesign.
             
        Annalisa Contrafatto was born and raised in Italy, where she worked as researcher, proof reader, copywriter and editor for socially engaged magazines, journals and publishing initiatives. From 1998-2003 she was editor-in-chief of the magazine Segnali, published by the Arcobaleno Association in Turin, and taught a course in editorial design at the same entity. She has lived in Cape Town since 2004, and works as researcher and translator (English-Italian). She is member of the Association of Professional Italianists and the South African Translator’s Institute.