Mia Perry is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow, and a Research Fellow in the Arts Education Research Group at the University Trinity College Dublin. She works in the intersections of contemporary cultural and arts practices and formal and informal pedagogies. Mia teaches and researches in Social Arts, Community Development, and Education with a particular focus on methods of engagement and collaboration in teaching and in research. She is interested in the educational potentials of making and witnessing arts and culture, the relationships (human and non-human) inherent in every learning engagement, and a perspective on those engagements that accounts for more than the end products. Currently Mia works in partnership with scholars, artists, and communities addressing sustainability issues that span Africa, Europe and North America. She is the coordinator of the Sustainable Futures in Africa network (www.sustainablefuturesinafrica.com) and within this network is developing culturally relevant practices that take place in both resource rich and poor contexts, developing collective responsibility and research initiatives that address global issues of sustainability.