George Scheer, Executive Director

George Scheer’s theoretical and artistic projects explore creative communities as political constituencies. He is a co-founder and Director of Elsewhere, a living museum, international residency program, and collaborative laboratory set within a former thrift store. George is currently pursuing a PhD in Communication/Performance Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, and holds an MA in Critical Theory and Visual Culture from Duke University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Political Communications. His current research explores the aesthetic context for social change and political practice.

Stephanie Sherman, Creative Director

Stephanie Sherman curates site-specific projects that transform places charged with layered histories into participatory environments for social play, collective imagination, public narratives, and collaborative production. She is a co-founder and Executive Director of Elsewhere, a living museum, international residency program, and educational laboratory set within a three-story former thrift store. As a public, interactive archive of cultural surplus, Elsewhere investigates how 20th Century things pattern social, psychological and materio-philosophical life to inform collaborative, 21st Century futures. She has produced interactive projects for PAFA (Philadelphia, PA), The Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausolito, CA), and NC Art Museum (Raleigh, NC), lectured throughout the country, and written curatorial texts for a variety of exhibitions and publications. She holds an MA in Critical Theory from Duke and a BA from UPenn in English Literature.