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Teaching and Research


I am a Senior Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, part of the University of the Arts London. I teach at Post Graduate level on the MA Interior and Spatial Design course. The MA interior and Spatial Design has an international reputation. We have Alumni working at a high level in Academia and Industry across the globe.

Previously I also taught on the the BA Interior and Spatial Design where I ran a Design Research Studio with Matt Schwab from All things.is

We worked with cultural and narrative spaces for exhibition and display. We have carried out a number of live projects with prestigious partners including:

2015/16 The Design Museum
2016/17 The Courtauld Institute
2017/18 The Crafts Council
2017/18 The Tate Modern

Several students won national design competitions and many have gone on to work in industry (domestic, retail, commercial, display, set design, gallery installation, film production, prop design and R+D)

As an academic, researcher and practitioner I encourage cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary practice. I have worked across fine art and design. I have also worked across a range of design disciplines, from Graphics, Interactive Media, Motion Graphics, Design for the Environment, and Interior and Spatial Design.

I am committed to a research-led creative practice and I encourage risk-taking through experimentation. Design is not only about solutions for clients but also about changing thinking to develop a critical, context aware design practice that is resilient through critical and speculative methods.

Recent Activity:

2021: Virtual Houses and Remote Archives

I presented two papers at the'City as Architecture, AI, Media and Big Data' Conference in May at UOH. One paper revisited historical theories and practices of the virtual house, wile the other resulted from a collaboration with design research group Collectarium and reported on an Instagram archive of submitted images depicting innovative designs for domestic lockdown spaces.

It was also exciting to work with the In Heritage group at CCW to generate writing and practice for the Remote Sensing Conference in April (see above).


2018: Three Exhibitions and a live event at Tate
In January 2018 I was commissioned to take part in the Beyond 2001 Exhibition to mark 50 years since Kubrick's 2001 Space Odyssey and 10 years since the opening of the Kubrick Archive to the public.

In February 2018 I organised a funded live project Constructing The House of Daydreams. The live event took place at the Tate Modern Exchange where BA and MA students developed workshops that enabled the public to engage in creative workshops to ellicit ideas around the domestic imaginary.

This project was a collaboration with Shibboleth Schecter and Marsha Bradfield as part of Building Future Homes and Communities.

In March 2018 I showed work in the Notating Space exhibition organised by the Spaces and Narrations research group at Chelsea.

In April I took part in the Drawn Beyond Exhibition with members of the Digital Maker Collective at Wimbledon School of Art which ran through to May


2017: Virtualities Symposia at the Tate Modern

I have a long history of working with Virtual Reality technology and in response to its re-emergence I organised a series of four Virtual Reality Symposia at The Tate Modern part of a series of events organised by the Digital Maker Collective.

This year I wrote a unique BA(Hons) Virtual Reality for UAL. I also spoke at the Betalab sessions at Ravensbourne College organised by Patrick Morgan.

2016: Design Museum Engagement

Between 2014-16 I was a higher education consultant for the new Design Museum as it planned its strategy ahead of the move to the new site. The role involved discussions on how to deliver an ambitous educational provision allowing the Design Museum to build on its existing strengths and offer an enriched experience to its visitors to the new Kensington site. Read more about the New Design Museum here.

 

Remote Sensing
Re:making Memory (Do Not Touch) 2021
for the Remote Sensing Conference
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Kubrick's Colour Space Film and Objects were shown at Beyond 2001, Platform Gallery LCC in January 2018
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Design Museum

The Design Museum opened to the public in October 2016 (image:Design Museum)

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'Architectures of the Imaginary 2018 BAISD DRS05 brief (in partnership with Matt Schwab) Collaboration with the Tate Modern
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