the Team


ASh Arder

Creative Lead

Ash Arder is a Detroit-based, interdisciplinary artist and designer who creates objects and experiences that investigate and re-imagine the relationship between people and natural environments. This work relies on the cultivation and research of live plants throughout each stage of their lifecycle, including the process and potential of plants to create fiber and other industrial materials. Ash combines personal memories with fictional narratives to create future worlds and scenarios that challenge the way objects are consumed and used.


Levon Kafafian

Creative Lead

Levon Kafafian is an interdisciplinary Armenian-American practitioner creating tactile and sensory works on the threshold of transition. Applying the process of weaving beyond thread into visual, performative and social practice, Kafafian engages the space between disparate elements, investigating the intersections of identity, culture, nature and place.


Andrew Carter

Administrative Officer

Andrew Carter supports the operations of Fringe Society.