I’m an independent writer, artist, researcher, educator & consultant with a special interest in contemporary culture, arts, and creative media.
I’m drawn to stories found at the constitutive, performative & mediated margins of nature and culture, with themes of liveness, presence and attention often at the heart of my work.
I’ve written & spoken about subjects across a broad range of topics and fields, including critical theory & cultural studies, contemporary visual art & culture, design, tech & science, multi-species relationships, ecological conservation, museological display and natural histories. Recent work has focused on overlapping areas of social space & public health, chronic illness and disability, and sports & fitness culture.
These academic concerns naturally intersect with my other professional capacity, as I’m also a practicing CIMSPA-registered Level 3 Personal Trainer, Fitness & Kettlebell Instructor, exclusively remote-coaching while the pandemic continues. My coaching centres on growing client confidence, identifying existing strengths to improve fitness, and learning what a sustainable relationship with exercise feels like for them.
Currently, I’m busy working on an academic publication commissioned by VCA, University of Melbourne.
However, I welcome enquiries for commissioned writing, research, and other projects in consultancy, publicity and press.
Unless otherwise stated, images & text © 2022 Anna Ricciardi. All rights reserved.