Lucy Steeds is a writer, teacher and occasional curator based at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her research centres on art in its public moment, historically and around the world, where this has challenged norms in ways that are useful to reflect on here and today. She is a Series Editor for the Exhibition Histories books and, together with Bo Choy, Charles Esche and David Morris, co-edited the twelfth volume in the series, Art and Its Worlds: Exhibitions, Institutions and Art Becoming Public (Afterall, 2021). With other collaborators, Steeds has co-edited Curating after the Global (MIT Press, 2019), How Institutions Think (MIT Press, 2017) and The Curatorial Conundrum (MIT Press, 2016). She is responsible for Exhibition in the Documents of Contemporary Art series (Whitechapel Gallery, 2014).