Doug Ashford is a teacher, artist and writer. He is Associate Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where he has taught design, sculpture and theory since 1989. At Cooper, his collaboratively taught interdisciplinary seminar and lecture series is now in its twelfth year. Ashford’s principle art practice from 1982 to 1996 was as a member of Group Material. Since that time he has gone on to make paintings, write, and produce independent public projects. His most recent publication is Who Cares (Creative Time, 2006), a book project built from a series of conversations between Ashford and an assembly of other cultural practitioners on public expression, beauty, and ethics.