7Ola Ståhl is an artist and writer with a PhD and an MA from the Department of Fine Art, Art History and Cultural Studies at The University of Leeds and a BA (Hons) in the History of Art, Design and Film with a minor degree in Creative Writing from Sheffield Hallam University. His main field of research is the intersection between ethico-aesthetics and politics, and in particular between creative and critical practices, especially collaborative ones, including creative-critical and art writing practices, alternative editorial and publishing practices, and critical pedagogical and dialogue based practices. He has exhibited and performed internationally since the late 1990s and published several chapbooks and artists’ books, alongside articles, essays and prose texts in various journals and collections. Currently, a Senior Lecturer in the Theory and History of Art and Design at the Department for Design, Linnaeus University, Sweden, he has previously taught at London College of Communication and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.