Pilar Ortiz is a media artist who explores urban space as a terrain for cultural expression and social interaction, focusing on race, class, and gender in the exchanges that take place in public life. She holds an MFA in Integrated Media arts from Hunter College and is currently a PhDcandidate in sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research has addressed issues such as temporary cities, public housing, urban segregation, and inequality in processes of urban development. More recent research has focused on feminist theories of the body and disability. Pilar's interdisciplinary practice has developed around a series of theory/practice-based projects, incorporating research, teaching, and the production of media works.