Laura Mansfield is an independent writer and curator. Laura works closely with other artists in the development of both publication and exhibition based projects. Her projects have included a two year programme of artist’s film and video works as part of the online site Pala//here is always somewhere else// and the current touring exhibition Ambiguous Implements. Her ongoing publication project FEAST uses food as a framework to explore cultural histories and contemporary art. In relation to FEAST Laura has developed the AHRC funded project eating-history and devised curated events at The Tetley Gallery Leeds, The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester and Contemporary Forward at Touchstones, Rochdale. She has an MA in Cultural and Critical Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London and a PhD from Manchester School of Art. Her PhD explored the literary island as a model for exhibitions of contemporary art beyond a gallery setting. Her writing on the subject follows her larger interest in curatorial practices that interrupt and suspend structures of the everyday, critically and playfully re-framing a given context.