Ruth Catlow

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Ruth is an artist and co-founder and co-director of Furtherfield an online community for art, technology and social change and a gallery (formerly HTTP) in the heart of Finsbury Park, North London. She works with artists, curators, musicians, programmers, writers, activists and thinkers from around the world. She is currently developing the artistic programme and organisational infrastructure with a focus on Media Art Ecologies, aspiring to engender shared visions and infrastructures for other possible worlds.

Ruth has worked in Higher Education for over 15 years. She is Head of School at Writtle School of Design (WSD) developing Art and Design in land-based contexts. She is working with other disciplines within the college and with local, national and international partners. WSD is in the top four Art and Design institutions nationally- Guardian University Guide 2012.

She regularly contributes to publications, books and conferences and has participated in exhibitions at Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv, CCA, Glasgow, The Baltic, Gateshead, Limehouse Town Hall, London as well as galleries in Zagreb, Madrid and Detroit and has work featured on DVblog, the Rhizome Artbase and The Digital Kitchen. She was a recipient of a 2003 Low-fi Net Art Commission. She is adviser to Tiltfactor an independent games production lab that focuses on critical play.


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