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Research + Projects
Marion Richardson: Writing as Pattern
As part London Design Festival and the 'Women in Print Study Day: Marie Neurath and Her Contemporaries' held at House of Illustration, I will be talking about early twentieth century design educator and children's art movement pioneer Marion Richardson, and her instructional books Writing & Writing Patterns. 16 September, 11am–5pm: tickets here.
The Spaces In-between / A Map to Fall Through
A series of texts on naming and places and place names presented between screenings, readings, talks and sound works. Part of a one-day programme — A Map to Fall Through — curated by Failed States for Arcade East.
Shall we clear the air? / Sadness is a no go-zone
June – December 2019
Bricks from the Kiln #4
Co-editing issue #4 of BFTK and co-organising a symposium at London College of Communication (June 2019) for the journal on translation, transmission and transposition, between text and non-text, by humans and/or machines (with Natalie Ferris).
Marion Richardson: Writing & Writing Patterns
Research paper on pattern and education presented at 'Decriminalising Ornament', 9th Illustration Research Symposium, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
June – July 2018
A presentation of consequential punctuation for Hidden Women in Design, London
Meaning Shifting: Metaphor & Design
Keynote conference presentation for ‘With a Shift, Simultaneous Realities Collide’, Graphic Design Educators Network, London College of Communication, London.
Digression (as a mode of attention)
Keynote symposium presentation for ‘In the Age of’, MA Graphic and Media Design symposium, London College of Communication, London.
Oblique / Oblike
This project is a collection of essays and talks devoted to obliquity. Subjects have been chosen for their conceptual, logical, textural and metaphorical potential, and the nature of oblique as both a subject and a method allows for tangential associations between ideas, theory and images. This is the final major research project completed for MA Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art and was awarded the CWAD annual writing prize. (Oblique glyphs by Peter Nencini.)
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‘Refuge’ is the first in a regular feature for Failed States, writing an etymology for the issue theme.
Essay & Audio Recording
A Typographic Chronicle of Stops and Starts
An indirect history of the forward slash, featuring Samuel Beckett, sinister strokes and other obliquities. For Bricks from the Kiln issue 3.
An etymology of the term ‘Albertopolis’ — the ‘facetious appellation’ given to the area of South Kensington built with the proceeds of the Great Exhibition in 1851. Published in the book Albertopolis Companion (RCA, 2015).
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October 2017 — present
Contextual Studies Module Leader & Lecturer
BA Graphic Design,
University of East London
Leading and delivering lectures and seminars across undergraduate levels.
October 2016 — present
MA Graphic and Media Design,
London College of Communication
Research-related sessions augmenting final major projects:
— Critical Reading as Design Research: a series of seminars and workshops that aim to widen the cultural field for design research to inc. literature, journalism, poetry, etc
— Critical Concept Paper research methodologies and writing workshops
— A Line Which Forms a Volume: a critical reader and symposium of graphic design-led research that is edited, written, designed and published by participants of the MA GMD programme. (Image via Grafik)
October 2016 — present
Camberwell College of Arts
Supervising undergraduate theses.
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Copy-editor & Proofreader
Ali Kazim — Traces
Edited by Anita Dawood, published by Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai.
Beautiful World, where are you?
2018 Liverpool Biennial publication
Published by Art Books Publishing Ltd, London.
The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined
Published by Koenig Books, London.