Mel Jordan is a professor of Art & the Public Sphere, Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University. From 2016 to 2019, she was the head of Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art. In 2018, Jordan formed the Partisan Social Club. From 2005 to 2018, she was a member of the now disbanded Freee Art Collective. Her research is concerned with the potential of art as a political tool through its role as a form of opinion formation in the public domain. She has exhibited at the Istanbul Biennial and the Liverpool Biennial as well as BAK, Utrecht, Wysing Arts, Cambridge, Milton Keynes Gallery, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, the ICA London, Centro Cultural, Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain, the Collective Gallery Edinburgh, International Project Space, Birmingham and 1000000mph Gallery, London.