Stella Melina Vasilaki is a sociologist and anthropologist and also works as a translator.
She was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1981 and grew up in Heraklion, Crete. In 2001 she went back to Montreal to study anthropology and sociology at Concordia University.
After her graduation, she travelled in Asia and taught English to young children in S. Korea.
In 2005, she continued her studies in the Netherlands, where she obtained her Masters degree in Comparative Women Studies in Culture and Politics at the University of Utrecht.
Next, in 2007 she worked for the Non Profit Organization ‘Women on Waves’ as the coordinator of the help line. Since 2006, she lives and works in Heraklion, Crete as a translator.
In 2008 and 2009, she worked as a sociology professor in the Technological Institute of Crete at TEI, in the department of social work and as a social researcher in FORTH, the Foundation of Research and Technology. Since 2009 she has been collaborating with the Fysalida Dance, responsible for the company’s film marketing productions and also as a member of Fysalida ‘s research team.
Zenia Drosou was born and raised in Heraklion, Crete, and completed her high school education there in 1998. After that she attended fine arts courses in Hania.
In 2001 she enrolled at the Leica Academy of photography in Athens and specialised in studio photography. During her studies at the Leica Academy she worked with the Koukos Studio on advertising photography and with Koroneos Photography in the field of fashion. She also participated in two photographic exhibitions. At the end of 2004 she returned to Heraklion where she has been working in the fields of photojournalism, portraiture and modern dance.
She was involved in the multimedia project 'Flock' by choreographer Georgia Petrali, which was performed in November 2007 in Heraklion and in 'Zonnymi', a collaborative effort by various artists presented in April 2008 in Athens. In August and September 2008 she collaborated with Georgia Petrali's Fysalida Dance as a photographer, for an art film dealing with the Agia Triada area of Heraklion, Crete.