Kevin Flanagan is a blogger and projects coordinator with the P2P Foundation and contributes regularly to the http://P2Pfoundation.net Blog and Wiki. He is part of the communications team for http://P2Pvalue.eu a multi-disciplinary research project investigating the production of value in commons based peer production.
Kevin is an Irish artist and activist with a special interest in the commons and P2P practices. As a P2P advocate he has lectured and sat on panel discussions on digital culture. He holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland where he specialized in photography and film. He has been active in the Irish hackerspace community. In 2011 in response to Ireland’s economic crisis he co-organized Reset Ireland, a public forum for citizen dialogue on issues of Government Transparency, Employment, Environment and Health. In May 2011 he organized the Mindfield Hackerspace with a 3 day program of workshops, lectures and panel discussions as part of the Mindfield Festival of Ideas in Dublin. He was a founding member of the Irish artists collective, Enso and organized regular cultural events in the city of Galway between 2004 and 2006, including visual arts exhibitions, film screenings and live music/performance events. As an independent artist and film maker he has exhibited in Ireland and internationally, having his first solo exhibition at the Galway Arts Centre in 2010. His work has received the support of the Arts Council of Ireland.