Kim Gurney is an independent writer and artist and affiliated academic. Her writing covers a range of topics and modalities, currently favouring long-form narrative and occasional 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’ (2015), an academic monograph. 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 currently on a ‘Next Generation Researcher’ fellowship at the University of the Western Cape’s Centre for Humanities Research. She also holds a long-standing research affiliation with the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. Kim lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa and works from a studio in Salt River.