Mick Wilson, Faculty at Large, is and a researcher, educator, artist, and writer. He is currently director of the Valand Academy, the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where he works with artists, designers, curators, musicians, cultural historians/theorists, and policy analysts to investigate aspects of public culture and contemporary cultural practices. Wilson is a member of the European Arts Research Network (EARN), chair SHARE International Network, and served previously as dean of the Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media, (GRADCAM), Dublin, Ireland. He has lectured internationally on art research, public culture, critical education, and urbanism. He was co-curator with Daniel Jewesbury of re: public (2010), an expanded exhibition platform on the nature of public culture and urban politics, and of the food thing (2011-2013), a project investigating contemporary food cultures and politics. His recent publications include: Curating and Research, co-edited with Paul O’Neill, OpenEditions/De Appel (2014),“Curatorial Research Methods & Conviviality,” in Paul O’Neill & Claire Doherty (eds.), Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public Art, Valiz (2011); “Fundamental Questions of Vision: Higher Arts Public Education, Research and Citizenship” in Kieran Corcoran, Carla Delfos, and Floris Solleveld (eds.) Art Futures: Current Issues in Higher Arts Education, ELIA (2011); and Curating and the Educational Turn, co-edited with Paul O’Neill, OpenEditions/De Appel (2010). Wilson’s recent art projects include: Joyful Wisdom, Rezan Has Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2013); The Judgement is the Mirror, Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland (2013); Of The Salt Bitter Sweet Sea: A Public Banquet, Dublin (2012).