Kim Gurney is an independent writer, artist and affiliated researcher. Her writing covers a range of topics and modalities, currently favouring longform narrative and journalism features. She is the author of ‘August House is Dead, Long Live August House!’ (2017), a book of creative nonfiction, and ‘The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City’ (2015), an academic text. Kim’s fine art practice deals with disappearances of different kinds and makes restorative gestures. She has held two solo exhibitions and participates annually on group shows, while engaging other practitioners through ad-hoc curatorial initiatives. Kim is a Research Associate at UCT’s African Centre for Cities and UJ’s Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD) Research Centre. She lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.