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    Fiona Whelan is a Dublin based artist, writer and joint coordinator/lecturer on the MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education at NCAD. Her collaborative practice is committed to exploring, exposing and reconfiguring power relations through durational engagements with people and place. From 2004-16 she was a resident artist with Rialto Youth Project where together the artist and organisation collaborated on long term projects exploring equality issues related to class, gender and policing and co-produced public works including The Day in Question (IMMA, 2009), Policing Dialogues (The LAB, 2010) and Natural History of Hope (with Brokentalkers, Project Arts Centre, 2016). Her current project What Does He Need? explores gender inequality and masculinity and is a collaboration with Brokentalkers and Rialto Youth Project. Fiona’s recent published writing includes Freedom? (Two Fuse, Sireacht series, Cork University Press, 2018), Beating the Bounds of Socially Engaged Art (with Kevin Ryan, Field Journal, 2016) and TEN: Territory, Encounter & Negotiation (2014). In 2015 Fiona co-developed the TransActions publication series as a collaboration between NCAD and Stockyard Institute in Chicago.  In 2016, with Sociologist Kevin Ryan (NIUG), they established the collaborative writing platform Two Fuse. Fiona is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice in DIT.