Pete Hocking is a visual artist and writer based in Providence, RI & Provincetown, MA. His work is concerned with personal narrative, place, poetics, and political consciousness. He teaches at Goddard College in the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program and in the Division of Liberal Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. Previously he was director of Rhode Island School of Design's Office of Public Engagement (2007-2011), and Associate Dean of the College and Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University (1988-2005). At the Swearer Center, he developed university-community partnerships, leadership education, undergraduate research opportunities, social entrepreneurship, and integrated community-learning with academic study. His theoretical preoccupations include Progressive Education and arts pedagogy; American Studies; Queer Theory; ecology and sustainable systems; the public engagement of artists; and documentary practice. He's a founding board member of the Provincetown Commons, and economic development center for the arts and creative economy. He's represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, MA.