Hilary Ramsden is a researcher and artivist whose practice involves a particular (and possibly peculiar) weaving of walking, physical and visual theatre, street arts, rebel clown and movement which seeks to interrupt our assumptions and perceptions of our surroundings. Her interest in the potential of walking as a different way to access creativity and provoke dialogue leads her to work and walk collaboratively with others as much as possible. She creates performance interventions and opportunities for conversation and dialogue in cities (and also in her local rural West Wales village) which explore the ways we inhabit and engage with our neighbourhood and local environment.
She was member of the internationally acclaimed Siren Theatre Company, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Walk & Squawk Performance in Detroit, USA and a co-founder of the Rebel Clown Army. Her research and performance practice focuses on collaboration and interdisciplinarity and she performs internationally as well as in the UK. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Drama & Performance at the University of South Wales in Cardiff, UK.