Onkar Kular is a designer and Professor at HDK, Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg University. His research is disseminated internationally through exhibitions, education and publications. From 2008-2015, Onkar led the postgraduate design programme Platform 13 at the Royal College of Art, London, an interdisciplinary platform that explored the role of design within political and economic systems, culture and society. His work is in the collections of CNAP, France, and the Crafts Council, UK. He has guest-curated exhibitions for the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, Karachi, and Crafts Council, UK. From 2014-16 he was a Stanley Picker Fellow at Kingston University, and he is the co-organiser of the educational framework Night School on Anarres. In 2017 he directed the first Gothenburg Design Festival, Open Week, a collaboration between HDK and local cultural organisations exploring new ideas about learning, work and social justice. He is currently the co-director and curator of the Academy Gallery, Gothenburg University.