MemberEmma Susan Balkind

…Estovers: Practice based research on the concept of the commons within contemporary art
PhD in Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art (funded by AHRC)

MA in Contemporary Art Theory, Edinburgh College of At at the University of Edinburgh (funded by SAAS)

BA Hons in Film and Media Studies, University of Stirling…

I am a Teaching Fellow in Visual Culture at Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Currently I am Course Leader for Year 3 and Masters elective ‘What is the commons? Participation, objects and place in contemporary art’, and for Year 2 core teaching ‘Critical and Cultural Theories of Contemporary Art’. I teach into MA Contemporary Art Theory, MFA, and the MSc in Cultural Landscapes.

MemberAnne Swartz

I lecture and write on various topics in contemporary art, including intermedia art, theory and criticism, and women artists.  I currently write about new media/new genre art, the home, and contemporary American feminist art.  I particularly focus on Pattern and Decoration, an American art movement of the 1970s-1980s.  I teach via eLearning for my college.