Dr. Danny Butt is Associate Director (Research) at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where he also coordinates programmes in Social Practice and Community Engagement. His book Artistic Research in the Future Academy was published by Intellect/University of Chicago Press in 2017.
He is the editor of PLACE: Local Knowledge and New Media Practice (with Jon Bywater and Nova Paul) (Cambridge Scholars Press 2008) and Internet Governance: Asia Pacific Perspectives (Elsevier 2006). He works with the Auckland-based collective Local Time, whose work engages the dynamics of visitor and host in the context of mana whenua and discourses of indigenous self-determination. Recent sites for Local Time projects have included Tikapa (2020), Waitangi (2017), Mangere maunga (2014) and the Waitemata Harbour (2013) in Aotearoa New Zealand; Footscray, Australia (2014); Delhi, India (2013); and Rarotonga, Cook Islands (2015).