Kathleen Irwin (Professor and Head, Department of Theatre, University of Regina) holds a Doctor of Arts for Aalto University, Helsinki. Her practical and theoretical research focuses on site-specific, community-based practice and alternative performative spaces including found space and the internet. As co-artistic Director of Knowhere Productions Inc., she produces large-scale, site-specific performances. As co-founder of ArtsAction Inc., she advocates for the redevelopment of urban space for cultural re-use. She presents regularly at international conferences and has given workshops in Helsinki, Belgrade, Tallinn, Utrecht and Melbourne. Her research is published in Canadiana and international journals and anthologies, and is disseminated through documentaries and web-based archives. As Canadian Education Commissioner / OISTAT, she is active in organizing Scenofest for the Prague Quadrennial of Space and Performance/2011. Her publications include Sighting / Citing / Sighting (Canadian Plains Research, 2009) and The Ambit of Performativity (University of Art and Design Helsinki Press, 2007).