Sofia Gavrilova is geographer and artist, who has shifted from physical geography, having previously written a doctoral thesis on natural disasters for the Moscow State University, to cultural geography and art, combining artistic and scientific methods. Currently, Sofia is completing her DPhil at the University of Oxford on knowledge production in (post) Soviet Russia. Sofia is an author of original maps and articles. Her art work has been shown at the international Biennale (including Venice Biennale) and museums, and it appears in private collections.