Extinct: A Compendium of Obsolete Objects
Published by Reaktion Books, 2021. Two essays: one on moon towers the other on acoustic location devices.
A Line Which Forms A Volume #5
An essay titled 'Reading: somewhere between standing and falling' in response to the journal themes of care and leaning.
Scratching the Surface #195
An interview with Jarrett Fuller, host of the StS, for his podcast about design, theory and creative practice.
As part of the ALWFAV #5 symposium, held in December 2021 at the Swiss Church in London, I presented an expanded and illustrated version of this text.
Dirty Furniture #5
A brief essay on koumounophobia (fear of buttons) for the anecdotes section of the phone issue.
Bricks from the Kiln #4
Co-edited with Natalie Ferris, Matthew Stuart and Andrew Walsh-Lister, BFTK #4: On Translation, Transmission and Transposition initially existed as a series of presentations, live events and texts in circulation across 2019–2020, before being transcribed and supplemented as a printed issue. The issue includes my essay titled 'Tunnelling and Aggregating for Design Research' (with visual works by Peter Nencini).
One and Many Mirrors: On Graphic Design Education Today
Published by Occasional Papers, 2021. Co-authored a chapter titled 'A Refractive (Re)view' with Paul Bailey, Tony Credland, Katie Evans, Ricardo Goncalves, Gabriela Matusyck, Carlos Romo-Melgar, Naomi Strinati, Jia Xiao and Roxy Zeiher.
A recording of a talk about the making of BFTK #4, given with Natalie Ferris as part of the Alumni Talks Series hosted by MA Writing at the Royal College of Art in February 2021.
A symposium held at London College of Communication in June 2019 to initiate BFTK #4 and built around the themes of the journal—translation, transmission and transposition, between text and non-text, by humans and/or machines.
Rare bird economics
An essay on the sighting of a White-throated Needletail in Harris in 2015, commissioned by James Langdon for a book/seminar at HfG Karlsruhe titled Rare bird economics.
Bricks from the Kiln #3
An essay on the oblique/forward slash titled 'A Chronicle of Stops and Starts'.
Women in Print Study Day: Mary Neurath and Her Contemporaries
A presentation on Marion Richardson titled 'Writing as Pattern', held at the House of Illustration and part of London Design Festival 2019.
Failed States #1–4
Appearing across the first four issues of Failed States, an essay on Micronesian stick charts, another on the Cutteslowe 'poor' walls in Oxford and two etymologies, one for 'refuge', the other for 'south' (latest issue).
Decriminalising Ornament — 9th Illustration Research Symposium
A paper on Marion Richardson's pioneering use of pattern as pre-literate writing method, presented at the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
As part of A Map to Fall Through, a one-day programme at Arcade East curated by Failed States, I presented 'The Spaces In-between': a series of texts on naming and places and place names, read between screenings, readings, talks and sound works.
Produced for the Fungus Press residency at Turf Projects, Croydon, London, 2017. A series of typographic installations across sites in Croydon, London, produced in collaboration with Peter Nencini.
Photo by Tim Bowditch.