Henric Benesch is a Senior Lecturer at HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has worked in a number of interdisciplinary research projects in a national context, including “The passion for the real” (VR 2006-2008), “Interventions – Art in Urban Life and Planning” (VR 2007-2009) and “Interplace – The interplay between citizen initiatives and invited participation in urban planning: An interaction research project” (Formas 2011-2013), as well as a European context: “TRADERS – ‘Training Art and Design Researchers in Participation for Public Space” (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN 2013-2017) and “Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe – Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management” (H2020-MSCA-ITN 2017-2021). His focus-area has been designed with regard to critical spatial practice and institutional aspects of participation and knowledge production.