Michael Pinchbeck, Reader in Theatre, interviews Dr Gulsen Bal. Gulsen joined Manchester School of Art as Senior Lecturer in Curating (Art Theory & Practice) in 2020. She previously held the position of Visiting Research Fellow at Manchester School of Art working in Contextual Practice, in curating with her main focus on the Department of Art & Performance's Art Theory and Practice programmes (Curating, Art History, Fine Art, Contemporary Curating) between 2019 to 2020. Gulsen is a leading international curator having organised many exhibitions, biennales and events. She is the director of Open Space, an international art organisation that brings diverse creative practice together. She is an editor of Third Text scholarly journal and has published numerous books, articles and texts.