Léo Ferré was a poet, composer and performer famous for his chansons. He was also an avowed anarchist and socialist engaging in struggles and writing scathing critiques of the contemporary politics. The song Les anarchistes (The anarchists) was my first brush with his music and has left an imprint on me. It is also the last song he performed before his death.
Matic is a Slovenian activist and organizer. He is part of the municipalist assembly movement Iniciativa Mestni Zbor (Initiative for city-wide assembly) working on direct democracy as well as environmental issues. He is also part of Real Utopia: Foundation for a Participatory Society. He is an advocate for and expert in participatory budgeting, which he has been promoting since 2013. Matic has also worked with cooperatives, striving to democratize their internal processes. Currently he is employed in Organizacija za participatorno družbo (Organization for participatory society) as president and project leader.