Tessa Laird is a writer, artist, and lecturer in Critical and Theoretical Studies at the School of Art, VCA, University of Melbourne. She is the author of A Rainbow Reader (Clouds: Auckland, 2013) and Bat (Reaktion: London, 2018), and is one of the organisers of Hacking the Anthropocene IV, a symposium of feminist, queer, and anticolonial propositions, featuring Jack Halberstam, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Zena Cumpston, Jacynta Fuamatu and Debris Facility. Further details at
Debris Facility is a corporate entity working parasitically in multiple contexts, levels of visibility and professionalism. Recent projects include De/Afficiency at Arts House, Queer Economies at Bus Projects, and Craftivism at Shepparton Art Museum, touring nationally with NETS Victoria from 2019–20.