John Jordan’s work merges the imagination of art and the radical engagement of activism, creating new forms of participatory civil disobedience rather than representations of politics. Co-director of social art group Platform (1987-1995) he went on to work in the direct-action collective “Reclaim the Streets” (1995-2000). In 2003 he co-edited the book "We Are Everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anti-capitalism" (Verso). Senior lecturer in fine art at Sheffield Hallam University (1994 – 2003), he abandoned academia to work on the film "The Take" with Naomi Klein. In 2004 he stupidly formed the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. He is now AWOL and works with the UK Climate Camp movements and runs the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, infamous for launching a rebel raft regatta to shut down a coal fired power station, turning bikes into machines of disobedience during the Copenhagen climate summit and pouring molasses over the BP sponsored Tate gallery. Showing work in places ranging from The museum of modern Art Barcelona to London's Squated Ramparts, the Arnolfini gallery Bristol to Hamburg's international Kampnagel theatre Festival, Tapie Biennial to Vienna's Tanz Quarter. He has just co-created a film-book with Isabelle Fremeaux, about postcapitalist life in Europe: Les Sentiers de l’Utopies, published by Editions Zones. He was recently labelled as a "Domestic Extremist" by the metropolitan police, but feels his lack of ironing skills make him unsuitable for the title.