Kim Gurney works in an interdisciplinary way between writing, art practice and academic research. Her research curiosities include contemporary art, urbanism, the public sphere and media studies. She currently holds an Andrew W Mellon Foundation Next Generation Researcher fellowship in the Centre for Humanities Research at University of the Western Cape, and a long-standing affiliation as Research Associate in the African Centre for Cities at University of Cape Town. Kim is widely published including two recently authored books anchored to Johannesburg. The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City (2015) traces performative art interventions to propose ideas around the commons, and August House is Dead; Long Live August House! The story of a Johannesburg atelier (2017) is a book of creative nonfiction. Her own art practice deals with disappearances of different sorts and makes restorative gestures, while engaging other practitioners through curatorial platforms. Kim’s former occupation as a journalist and managing various newsrooms informs her interdisciplinary work through an abiding interest in current affairs and South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Kim lives in Cape Town, South Africa.