I am a writer and text-based artist with a background in architecture and photography. My published work ranges from the short story to non/fiction to journalism and includes edited collections, guide books and spoken word sound installations. With degrees in architecture, literature and photographic studies, my practice has extended in the last few years into digital writing, using image and sound as well as words. My specialism is space, buildings and architecture – I’m passionate about the stories that buildings tell us and how the social, political and personal narratives are inscribed on to architecture and spaces: the stories of our lives. I have also written on music, sexuality and photography.
I’ve recently completed a Phd in the Architecture Department at the Royal College of Art, title Writing Alexandra Palace: Plurivocity as a method of cultural recovery of buildings, funded by an AHRC award. Other current projects are ‘Are you waiting’, chapter 1 of The Chronicle, part of the Guy’s Hospital Arts Programme for the new Cancer Centre by RSH+P on waiting and contemplation, part of my on-going series on the state, activity, architecture and place of waiting; a commission on the Pfizer complex for theWhitstable Biennale in 2014; continuing investigations into digital writing; and ‘audio-architecture’. And thinking about my next book.
I am a professional editor of contemporary art and architecture books and worked with leading schools, practices, publishers and individual artists and architects in the UK and internationally.
Pieces of my work have been selected as highlights in Architecture Week and I have also received awards from Royal Society of Public Health Arts and Health and funding from the Arts Council England, South East Arts and CABE.
For an up-to-date view of my most recent work, have a look at my cv and the posts on the blog. You can email me here