Ylva Gislén has been working as a cultural journalist and as culture and media producer for many years, apart from working in academia in various positions 1998-2015. Since her dissertation in interaction design in 2003 she has been focusing on epistemological questions and implications of artistic research and practice based research in art and design while working as senior lecturer in interaction design at Malmö university from 2006, Head of the Culture and Media Dept at K3, Malmö University 2006-2007, Head of Education and Head of Research at the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Drama in Stockholm 2008-2009 and as senior researcher in new media and social innovation at MEDEA, Malmö University during 2010. Between 2010-2015 she was director of the joint Swedish research school for artistic research, Konstnärliga forskarskolan. She still has an affiliation as docent in artistic practice at the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts at Lund University, but has since 2016 gone back to focusing on artistic work; as a poet, translator and gardener. 2018 she has, together with two friends and writer colleagues founded a small publishing cooperative, Palaver Press.