I am a London based visual artist, writer, curator & educator.

With a longstanding interest in architecture, landscape, place & our relationship to man-affected environments, my various practices relate to these central concerns, and work to explore how they relate to current issues & concerns in a creative & playful way.

I have experiences working in conservation architecture & as a cultural programmer for public events, talks & exhibitions, informing my communication & creative practices. I draw strong interest from historical perspectives, events & architectures, using these to consider both present & future conditions for place and people.



My writing seeks to draw connections inbetween sectors, disciplines & existing discourses, threading between cultural readings of place, object, people & ideas. I also have experiences in editing for academic or general audiences.

My visual art practice slips from photography into site-responsive & installation based projects, through to film projects and art-activism. My work is determinedly mixed-media, with the project idea & research informing the aesthetic & form of the idea.

This feeds into curatorial projects, which is a natural extension of research-based visual and written projects, & offers opportunity to fold together the interests of site-responsive practice, academic research, & visual communication.

All these practices inform educating across BA and MA courses in architecture, photography & fine art schools. This covers thesis tutoring, visiting artist talks, design project lead, & guest lecturer around specific history & theory areas of research.

Aligned to all these is my public speaking & presenting, which includes leading on public talks, as a panellist for debates or discussions, & as a chair for events or Q&As.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any projects, commissions, collaborations or teaching.




EDUCATION


  • MRes Architecture (Reading the Neoliberal City), University of East London, 2016-18
  • MA Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, 2010-11
  • BA Architecture, University of Greenwich, 1999-2002



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


  • An English Garden / Giardini all’inglese, MAXXI, Rome, forthcoming
  • The India Club: Matter, London, 2019
  • Remember, Rebel, Repeat, London, 2018
  • UEL Architecture Exhibition, London, 2018
  • The India Club: Friction, London, 2018
  • Wellbeing and Time, Derby, 2018
  • UEL Architecture Exhibition, London, 2017
  • In the Waiting Room, London, 2017
  • The India Club: Independence, London, 2017
  • The India Club: Utopia, London, 2016
  • Filmideo, Index Art Centre, Newark NJ, 2015
  • FATHOM, Four Corners, London, 2014-15
  • A Folly For London, London, 2015
  • The India Club, London, 2015
  • Bridges, Fold Gallery & Curio Cabal, London, 2012
  • MAP11, London, 2011
  • A Place In Time (solo), Brightlingsea, 2011
  • MAP Interim Exhibition, London, 2011
  • Circuit Wisely, London, 2010
  • Artside, Southend-on-Sea, 2010



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


  • Composed upon Vauxhall Bridge, March 9, 2020, for The Dark Preview, forthcoming
  • Justice & Maintenance, in Modernist Magazine, forthcoming
  • Balcony rights & wrongs, in Landscape Journal, 2020
  • Johnson's Bridges to Nowhere: Six Lessons from History, in The Byline Times, 2020 
  • The Humble Cobble, in Landscape Journal, 2020
  • Phantasmagoria & the Garden Bridge, on Lapsus Lima, 2019
  • Myth, Mourning & Memory: A Walk Down a Permeable Boundary, in Journal of Civic Architecture, Issue 4, 2019
  • From Wallsend to Macau, in Tribune, 2019
  • On Uninstagrammable Architecture, in Dezeen, 2019
  • Visions from Afar: Jellicoe's Motopia, in Landscape Journal, 2019
  • Without Instant Action the Architects' Declare Paper Promise is Meaningless, in Architects' Journal, 2019
  • The Skyscraper Swimming Pool, in The Guardian, 2019
  • Buster Keaton: Anarchitect, on Lapsus Lima, 2019
  • The British Landscape Tradition & the Neoliberal City, in Journal of Civic Architecture, Issue 2, 2018
  • Contributed Chapter Jean Michel Jarman: The Last of Docklands; in Music for Masterplanning, Repeater Books, 2018
  • London Brick essay, London College of Communication Big City exhibition Catalogue, UAL, 2018
  • A Folly For London featured in newspapers and magazines across Europe, including The Guardian, Independent, De Architect NL, Dezeen, Apollo & La Repubblica, 2015-2016
  • Editor & curator, Extending ley lines, 2014
  • Tumbling blocks written about by Brian Dillon & Louise Clements in Source magazine, 2012
  • Photography for All That Is Common, 2011
  • Photographic series in Lund Humphries monograph on artist John McLean, 2010
  • Writing for various print and online magazines including: Architects' Journal, Apollo, Building Design, Hotshoe,The Ecologist, The New Metropolitan and more



SELECTED TALKS & TEACHING


  • Talk, On balconies, for the Architecture Foundation, 2020
  • Thesis tutor, MA Landscape Architecture, The Bartlett, UCL, 2020
  • Talk, Between science & superstition, for the Architecture Foundation, 2020
  • Guest design critic, MA Landscape Urbanism, The Architectural Association, 2020
  • Talk, The new New Zealander, for Future Architecture Platform event at the Museum of Architecture & Design, Ljubljana, 2020
  • Guest thesis critic, The Architectural Association, 2020
  • Guest design critic, The Architectural Association, 2020
  • Talk, The Thames Foreshore, for Liminal London conference at Birkbeck School of Arts, 2020
  • Guest thesis critic, MArch, The Bartlett, UCL, 2019
  • English Landscape and the Neoliberal City, public lecture at the Architectural Association, 2019
  • Chair of post-film Q&A, New Towns Our Town at The Barbican, 2019
  • The India Club, presentation for Space and Belonging Symposium, University of the Creative Arts, 2019
  • Speech, The Garden Bridge, for Extinction Rebellion Waterloo Bridge, 2019
  • Artist Talk, Site-specificity in a changing city, for The National Trust, 2019
  • Lecture, Mobilising Social Life: Infrastructures, Discourses, Networks, London College of Communication, 2019
  • Panellist, Journal of Civic Architecture, The Architectural Association, 2018
  • Guest MRes Architecture tutor, University of East London, 2018
  • Panellist, Remember, Rebel, Repeat, INTBAU, 2018
  • Visiting tutor for Ma Interior Design final crits, University of East London, 2018
  • Workshop leader, Architectural Model Photography, University of East London, 2018
  • Artist Talk, University of Derby, 2018
  • Visiting tutor, Capital City unit, London College of Communication, UAL, Jan-Apr 2018
  • Artist talk, Art Salon: Fake, JW3, 2017
  • Panellist, Artists in Tech Cities, Inside Out Festival, Somerset House, 2017
  • Workshop leader, The Anthropocene, London College of Communication, UAL, 2017
  • Workshop leader, How to be an activist, JW3, 2016
  • Artist Talk, Utopia2016, Somerset House, 2016
  • Artist Talk, Politics in Art symposium, London College of Communication, UAL, 2016
  • Artist talk & tutor, University of Bournemouth, 2016
  • Artist talk, Multistory, Canterbury School of Architecture, 2015
  • Artist talk, University of Bedford, 2015
  • Featured artist Q&A, LUX Moving Image Salon, London, 2014
  • Artist talk, FATHOM Symposium, London, 2014
  • Artist talk & tutor, Kingston University, 2011



AWARDS & OTHER


  • Affiliated to the Architecture Film Summer School, a project of MAXXI, Rome, &the Copenhagen Architecture Festival
  • Fellow of the Future Architecture Platform, 2020
  • Curator of Liminality, for The Refugee Journalism Project, 2019
  • Co-curator of Nicole Fahri solo exhibition, 2017
  • Curator of Moments of Expulsion, solo exhibition of artist Jo Scorah, 2017
  • Curator of Giant Dolls House Project installation, 2017
  • Co-curator of Higher View: From Aleppo to Jerusalem, solo exhibition of design Ezri Tarazi, 2017
  • Participant on LSE Theatrum Mundi's Can we design the conditions for culture round-table series, 2016
  • Extending ley lines nominated for MACK First Book Award, 2015
  • FATHOM production residency, Four Corners, London, 2014
  • Participant, Jumpers (what must I do to be saved) by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, 2013
  • Core participant, These associations by Tino Sehgal, Tate Modern, 2012
  • Member of Specular Assembly collective
  • Member of Artists Union England
  • Trustee of North Southwark Environment Trust