Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design at Imagination, an open and exploratory research lab at Lancaster University where he is also Research Director for the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts. He is Associate Director of the Institute for Social Futures, leading research on the Future of Cities and Urbanism. His work responds to the contemporary city as a series of systems, flows and processes, and is explored through experimentation and discourse addressing the nature of urban space: its perception, demarcation and appropriation. His papers have been published and presented internationally and collaborative creative work exhibited across the UK, China and the Ukraine. His forthcoming book, Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City will be published by Zero Books in 2016.