Currently Research Associate and Director of Artistic Research Practices within the field of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University, Dr Rolf Hughes was previously inaugural Director of Research as well as Professor of Artistic Research at Stockholm University of the Arts, and Vice President of the international Society for Artistic Research. A prose poet, essayist, dramaturge and researcher of innovative forms of artistic and transdisciplinary research practices over more than twenty years, he has published extensively on artistic, design-led and practice-based research, and is co-founder of Radical Circus (2016), a group dedicated to transdisciplinary experiments through contemporary circus arts. Alongside Professor Rachel Armstrong and Simone Ferracina, he is a member of the Experimental Architecture Group, exploring the contribution of artistic practices to the development of transdisciplinary research methods, including the conception and design of a third millennium experimental research laboratory.