Ola Johansson is Associate Professor in Contemporary Performance Practice at Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts (ResCen), Middlesex University. He has taught and conducted theoretical and practice-led research in applied performance in the UK, Sweden, India, Australia, Tanzania and South Africa. Along with works of performance art and video art, Johansson has published two books, Performance and Philosophy: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Performing Arts (Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag, 2008), and Community Theatre and AIDS (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). Furthermore, he has worked as a theatre critic and documentary filmmaker. Johansson’s next monograph will deal with the democratic legacy and future of applied and performance art.