Maria Fusco is a Belfast-born writer and is the founder and editorial director of The Happy Hypocrite. Her work is published internationally and translated into eight languages. She is the author of With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form (New Documents, 2013), The Mechanical Copula (Sternberg Press, 2010) and wrote the screenplay for GONDA, a film by Ursula Mayer, commissioned by Film London, and published as a ciné-roman (Sternberg, 2012). Fusco has been invited writer-in-residence at Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, and Whitechapel Gallery, London, and, has been awarded as a Jerwood Creative Catalyst. She is a Reader at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh and was Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.