Dr Kim Gurney was a Next Generation Scholar at the Centre for Humanities Research from 2018-2020. She is a writer and visual artist, with a background in journalism. She has authored three non-fiction books that exemplify her interdisciplinary work: The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City (2015); August House is Dead, Long Live August House! The Story of a Johannesburg Atelier (2017); and Panya Routes: Independent Art Spaces in Africa [forthcoming]. Dr Gurney lives in Cape Town and works from a studio collective in Salt River. Her own art practice deals with disappearances of different sorts and makes restorative gestures, while engaging other practitioners through curatorial platforms. Dr Gurney’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.