Zoë Svendsen is a theatre-maker, dramaturg and researcher. As Director of METIS www.metisarts.co.uk, Zoë creates research-led interdisciplinary performance projects exploring contemporary political subjects, including: World Factory (New Wolsey Theatre/ Young Vic), 3rd Ring Out (TippingPoint Commission Award). As dramaturg Zoë collaborates creatively on innovative productions of classic texts, including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure and The Changeling (Young Vic). Zoë is an artistic associate of the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, an honorary (artistic) research fellow at Birkbeck’s Centre for Contemporary Theatre; and in 2014-15 was artist-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. In 2016-2017 she was one of the artists on the Climate Change in Residence programme of Culture and Climate Change.