antoinette saxer was born in bern, switzerland in 1978. she studied law, history and religious studies at the universities of zurich, switzerland and heidelberg, germany. at present, she writes a doctoral thesis at queen mary, university of london on the clash of and interplay between domination and subjection in the ideological and political debates of renaissance france and england. for further information on her academic work, please visit antoinette’s personal page.
antoinette is driven by a firm and passionate belief that the arts and humanities matter — in that they de¦re¦constructively debate our views of the past, in that they remind us to shape tomorrow in all the contradicting shades dreams, ideas and perspectives can be conveyed with, in that they creatively curate culture, human sensitivity and civic responsibility, and maybe most importantly, because the arts and humanities dare to showcase the smooth and abrasive, un¦pleasant and un¦popular questions of the day. as a result, she ponders, mutters and writes about: aesthetics, ethics and justice; language, translation and epistemology; moral philosophy and the philosophy of action; humanism and surrealism; chaos theory, quantum mechanics and automatic writing. she regularly contributes to the zeitschrift fuer historische forschung and hackeryblog, peer-reviews for the journal of intellectual history and political thought and edits the electronic magazine just-i-tia: ephemeral publications on justice.
she has worked as a signed fashion model for many years but her heart truly beats for making things happen behind and beyond the scenes. at AMNAIA pr & production antoinette merges her practical expertise in academic project management and communication with her professional experience in the fashion and entertainment industries. AMNAIA offers independent boutique think-tanking, project management, consultancy in social branding, sustainable eloquence and pr for artists, stage performers and fashion professionals. our latest project is the good fashion show, a show of ethical and sustainable fashion coinciding with london fashion week on 18 february 2012, http://thegoodfashionshow.org.
antoinette is a member of the chartered institute for public relations (cipr), london and a fellow of the royal society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures and commerce (rsa), london.
straightforward, wholehearted, a green nomad and skeptical optimist at heart, antoinette loves fashion and arts, black movies, cats and coffee, growing tomatoes, cooking them with [what her friends sometimes ridicule as too much!] olive oil, salt and basil, visiting museums, making things and taking things apart with words, wearing mismatching earrings, devouring books, long distance running, patiently practising yoga and kungfu, and windsurfing.
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