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Mike Pinnington

Profession: Co-Founder/Editor of The Double Negative. Co-Editor of Present Tense (2019), a book of essays reflecting on the decade following Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture Award. Previously Content Editor at Tate Liverpool (2013-18); contributor to Art Monthly, The Art Newspaper, Art Quarterly, ArtReview, byNWR, Ocula, etc.

Tell us about you: Fascinated by popular culture, class and access to the arts. Love what I do.

What inspires you? Good writing. Good people.

What do you love about Liverpool? This city has given me everything: an education, a taste for the wider world, and the space and opportunity to have a crack at it.

What would your superpower be? A sense of perception which revealed people’s true responses through the lies would be pretty handy! The old ego might take a beating, however… can I change my mind?

Favourite local hangout? Almost too many to mention.

Tell us a secret. I was a childhood catalogue model. The secret’s out.

Twitter: @doublenegativem @thedblengtve