Lara Garcia Diaz (b. 1986) is a PHD researcher at the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA). In 2016, and thanks to the prestigious Odysseus Grant of the Flemish Scientific Fund, she is doing research about the conditions of sustainable creative labour in different European cities. The research is executed by an interdisciplinary team directed by sociologist Pascal Gielen at the Culture Commons Quest Office. Moreover, and since 2014, she collaborates as a researcher at the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) and LIMA (Amsterdam). Lara has contributed in books such as What’s the Use (Valiz, 2016) and collaborated in platforms such as Open! Platform on Art, Culture & the Public Domain. She performed as a guest editor in Cultural Policies: Agendas of Impact (Kunstlicht, 2016) and she is currently working as an assistant editor in the upcoming Art and Autonomy Reader (Afterall, 2017).