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Nothing is ever finished: Article one

Speakers’ biographies

Cathy Haynes is a curator, artist, writer and educator based in London, UK. In 2014 she was Chisenhale Gallery’s artist in residence in Victoria Park, London, making Stereochron Island, a public project reimagining the park as a tiny island territory campaigning to become a state without clocks. In 2013 she was Timekeeper in residence at the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, where she devised and led an interdisciplinary research project into how we model time across history and culture. Cathy was a founding faculty member and the former Curator at The School of Life. She has also been Curator for Art on the Underground and Head of Interaction at Artangel.
Twitter: @CathyHaynesUK

Fiona Raby is University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry and a Fellow of the Graduate Institute for Design Ethnography and Social Thought at The New School in New York, USA. She was Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna between 2011–2016 and was Reader in Design Interactions at the RCA between 2005–2015. She studied Architecture at the RCA before working for Kei’ichi Irie Architects in Tokyo. She also holds an MPhil in Computer Related Design from the RCA where she taught in the Architecture department for over 13 years.
Instagram: @ny_f

Anna Lagergren is an archaeologist and farmer living in Veberöd, Skåne. Working as an archaeologist since 1989, she has carried out numerous excavations in Skåne and has contributed articles to many publications. She worked for the Swedish National Heritage Board at Lund Municipality from 2000 to 2013 and has participated in, and written about, several of the recent excavations in Brunnshög. Her main area of interest lies in the Stone Age and how our ideas of the past and of time affects the image of ourselves and our actions today.

Lisa Rosendahl is a freelance curator, based in Berlin, Germany. Between 2014–2017 she was Curator at Public Art Agency Sweden, commissioning projects for the public realm. She was Director of Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s international programme for visual art, architecture, design and craft, from 2011 to 2013. Previous positions include Director of Baltic Art Center (Visby, 2008–2010); Acting Director of ELECTRA Productions (London, 2008); Associate Curator at Röda Sten Konsthall (Gothenburg, 2006–2008) and Director of Exhibitions at Lisson Gallery (London, 2003–2006). She has contributed texts to numerous artist monographs and exhibition catalogues and is the co-editor of the anthology ‘Work, Work, Work – a reader on art & labour’, published by Iaspis and Sternberg Press in 2012. Recent exhibitions include: ‘SUPERFLEX Retrospective – a Value Enhancing Machine’ (Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2013); ‘The Society Machine’ (Malmö Art Museum, 2016) and ‘Extracts from a Future History’ (Public Art Agency Sweden, Luleå, 2017). She is a member of the Råängen Advisory Group.

Jes Fernie is an independent curator and writer based in the UK. She works with galleries, architectural practices and public realm organisations on commissioning programmes, exhibitions, and residency projects. She has worked with a broad range of organisations including Tate, Peer, Serpentine Gallery, Focal Point Gallery, Olympic Delivery Authority, RIBA, ACE London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Lund Cathedral and the RCA. She was invited by Lund Cathedral to develop Råängen with White Arkitekter in 2016.
Twitter and Instagram: @jesfernie

Lena Sjöstrand is Chaplain at Lund Cathedral and was ordained in 1984. She has a special interest in the dialogue between art, theology and the church and has contributed texts to various publications in this field. The Cathedral has an ongoing programme of exhibitions by contemporary artists, which Lena has been responsible for since 1996. Her PhD thesis in theology, from Copenhagen University, focused on performativity and the body in liturgy and theatre. She has also been teaching liturgy and she is a member of the Råängen Steering Group.