As a Research Fellow in Connected Environments at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, I explore opportunities for using digital and mobile communications technologies to engage people with questions of spatial and environmental justice. I am available to deliver practice-related workshops for PhD students, visiting lectures and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Please contact me to find out more.
Valerio Signorelli, Duncan Hay and I will be presenting ‘Expanding the Vitrine: Co-creation in digital space (artists, young people, producers and researchers)’ as part of the Critical Digital Art History panel convened by Anna Dahlgren and Amanda Wasielewski at this year’s annual Association of Art Historians Conference.
On 25th March, a group of artists, creative producers, museum educators, social workers and researchers came together to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of online facilitation and engagement during the pandemic. Our conversation was live illustrated by Ada Jusic. The event was funded by UCL Engagement.
I presented a paper with Duncan Hay on Walking in Tree Time as part of the Walking’s New Movements Conference, Plymouth, 2019. Our chapter developed from that talk has been published in Walking Bodies, edited by Helen Billinghurst, Claire Hind and Phil Smith (Triarchy Press, 2020).
I gave a talk and workshop on The Listening Wood in Venice between 22-25 August, 2019 as part of the Jericho Fellowship. More information here: https://www.jerichofellowship.com/
The Listening Wood launched on Hampstead Heath in March 2019. The result of a collaboration between artists and computer scientists from the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, and the City of London Corporation arborists, The Listening Wood invites visitors to generate a poetic record of their walk via sms or thelisteningwood.com.
I was awarded a PhD from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, in January 2019. My practice-related thesis, ‘Making a Scene in London and Rio de Janeiro: Invisible Theatre and Urban Performance after Augusto Boal (1931-2009)’, investigates performative strategies for spatio-political engagement. This project was possible thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the UCL Doctoral School.
Support, a male voice choir of labour sounds, was performed as part of Oxytocin: Birthing the World, 3rd June, 2017, Royal College of Art, London. Click here for more information.
Contributor to Ben Campkin and Ger Duijzings (eds.) anthology, Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies (2016), which can be purchased from I.B. Tauris and all major bookshops.