Vlad Morariu is a Romanian-born researcher, curator and Visual Cultures Lecturer at Middlesex University London, where he co-leads the Visual and Material Culture Research Cluster. Vlad’s work sits across various disciplines – from 20th philosophy to sociology, anthropology, fashion theory and visual and material cultures. His PhD thesis (2014, Loughborough University) explored philosophical frameworks informing the art practices of institutional critique. In 2016 he was AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow, with a project that revisited Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing’s reading of phenomenology, and its importance within the practices of the therapeutic communities that Laing co-established in London in the 1960s. Together with Raluca Voinea and Judit Angel, Vlad Morariu curated Collection Collective – Template for a Future Model of Representation (tranzit.sk, Bratislava, 2017), a project that lead to the creation of Collection Collective. His recent publications include: ‘Project sigma: the Temporality of Activism’ (with Jaakko Karhunen), in Ruth Kinna, and Gill Whiteley (eds.), Cultures of Violence, Routledge, 2019 (forthcoming); and ‘Transitory Erasures: Subjects of Institutional Critique’, in Andreas Oberprantacher, and Andrei Siclodi (eds.) Subjectivation in Political Theory and Contemporary Practices, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.