I interview authors of new books in art, critical theory, creative industry studies, and philosophy for the New Books Network. Pierre d’Alancaisez is a curator and critic. He investigates interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and the relationship between artists’ access to non-arts skills and the impacts of artistic practices. For a decade, Pierre was the director of Waterside Contemporary in London. He has also been a cultural strategist in higher education and the charity sector, a publisher, a scientist, and a financial services professional.