Shannon Jackson will join the concluding panel discussion. She is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of the Arts and Humanities at University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as Director of the Arts Research Center. Her most recent book, Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics, is an exploration of socially-engaged art across the visual and performing arts. Other publications have focused on performance in higher education, Professing Performance (2004) and on performance and social reform, Lines of Activity (2000). Jackson is currently at work on a book about the intermedia theatre company The Builders Association as well as on several essays and public lecture on social engagement and cross-art collaboration.
Kathy Noble is Curator Interdisciplinary Projects at Tate Modern and will be Head of Exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary from Monday.