Ellie Harrison is an artist and activist based in Glasgow. She has been teaching on the Contemporary Art Practice programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee since 2012. She creates playful installations, performance / events, writing and political campaigns aimed at investigating, exposing and challenging the absurd consequences of our capitalist system: from over-consumption, inequality and alienation, to privatisation and climate change. In 2010, she became the first visual artist to publish an Environmental Policy. In 2016, she slashed her carbon footprint for transport to zero and made headlines with her ‘controversial’ project The Glasgow Effect, for which she refused to leave Glasgow’s city limits, or use any vehicles except her bike, for the whole calendar year. Her book about The Glasgow Effect launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this summer and will be on general release from 4 November 2019.