Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei is philosopher, organizer and LGTBQ activist. He has studied composition, linguistics, conceptual art, and philosophy and currently lives and works in Tirana, Albania, where he is the director of the Tirana based foundation and interdisciplinary research platform for the arts and humanities Department of Eagles. He also runs multilingual publishing house Uitgeverij, which has published a collection of Jose Maria Sison's poetry The Guerilla is Like a Poet (2013). Van Gerven Oei is furthermore editor in chief of the smartphone application Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale and New World Summit and one of the few specialists of the Old Nubian language in the world.