Ruth Catlow is an artist (b. 1968, London) who works with emancipatory network cultures, practices and poetics. She is co-founder and artistic director, with Marc Garrett, of Furtherfield for arts, technology and social change. Furtherfield’s public exhibition and lab venues in the heart of Finsbury Park, London, provide a unique physical interface for free exhibitions, events and workshops and an online hub provides a forum for exchange and critical review. These spaces bring together diverse local cultures with thriving networks of international artists, technologists and activists. They provide scratch spaces for commissions and exhibitions to tour nationally and internationally, to strengthen the expressive and democratic potential of shared techno-social landscape.