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Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture

This is how Bloomsbury describe the forthcoming encyclopedia:

‘an ambitious and exciting challenge of The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture which aims to be the first comprehensive reference work on women in architecture, connecting globally the histories of female mentors, peers and forbears. Introducing readers to the notable and overlooked women of the global built world, unearthing hidden histories and helping to found a new field of historical scholarship, the encyclopedia will cover a key period in women’s history from 1960 to 2015 – from when the gender bar was lifted at iconic architecture schools to the present day.’

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to contribute to it. More details to come.

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New tides

Could it be the joys of spring perhaps or more likely the end of the teaching year drawing to a close? I’m awash with new projects I want to get going, as well as the old ones I want to revisit and complete.

This is what I want to be working on:
Plurivocal project on St Peters seminary in Cardross, the ruins of the building by Gillespie, Kida and Coia (1966)
Waiting data: next phase of series
Uncreative writing project: code translations of images of buildings, then rewriting

This is what I’m what I’m already working on:
Lightboxes + Lettering: final work for East London print industry project
The Alphabet Tax: novel in progress
Writing Alexandra Palace: seeking publication

It’s all been put aside for most of the academic year, so watch this space for more updates.

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New phase for Lightboxes + Lettering

We’re delighted to be starting the next phase of the Heritage Lottery-funded Lightboxes + Lettering project on the print industry in east London. The final show will be at the Nunnery gallery, Bow Arts in early 2020, with a programme of events, workshops, talks and walks. Well, at least one walk.

We’ll also be publishing a book-of-the-project, about the processes, the businesses, the unions, the alternative presses. Lucy Harrison, another of the directors of Rendezvous Projects, and I will be making new work as part of the exhibition, as well as putting together the exhibition, the book and the archive holdings on the project for the London Metropolitan archive, along with our volunteers, who will also be contributing to the show.

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More Follows …

Our show More Follows, charting the work so far in Rendezvous Projects’ Lightboxes and Lettering, opens at SPACE in Mare Street E8 next Thursday! Come and see what’s happening with our project on print in east London.

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More Follows…

This is the interim exhibition for Rendezvous’s Lightboxes and Lettering project, that Lucy Harrison and I have been working on since April. The show at SPACE in Hackney includes some of the oral history material we’ve gathered in interviews plus some of the amazing archive materials that’s been uncovered relating to print and printers in east London. Next year, we’ll be producing a book and another show to finish.

Come to our private view and see it!

Lightboxes & Lettering PV Invite

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Neo-classical for now

Students at the V+A on Friday.

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Writingplace Journal *2

I’m delighted to have an article included in the new issue of Writingplace: Inscriptions: Tracing Place. History and Memory in Architectural en Literary Practice. The journal ‘focuses on the role of history and memory in literary and architectural practice. It brings forward accounts of architectural investigations and architectural designs that deal with the evocation of the memory of place, either in site-analysis or in design.’

You can download a copy of my piece ‘A Cacophony of the Unheard and the Yet-to-Be’: Voicing the Lost and Found in the People’s Palace for Future Renewal.

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