This website showcases work which focuses on the connection between urban politics and spacial tactics.
This is the design and build of a modular temporary cinema built for the Summertime festival which incorporates the Nordic Matters festival. On its first use, the cinema will display the work of artist Roxy Farhat and her filmic portrait of the lives of those living in a modernist housing estate in Sweden, built in the 1960s
Resarch which maps some of the defining aspects of the social life within the Arts Tower. The information for these maps will be collected through a series of observational studies, documented initially through sketches and later through interviews with individuals who help define and explore the nature of different categories of social life within the Arts Tower and its immediate surroundings.
Design and build of a temporary print studio with artists Afshin Dekhodri and Saeed Taji Farouk. Located at the Southbank Centre, London from June 21st – 25th 2017. Artists Afshin Dehkordi and Saeed Taji Farouky have been collaborating with a group of young refugees and asylum seekers. Together they have been learning monotype printmaking. During each session, a young person passes on their newly acquired printmaking skills to a member of the public.
Through critical speculation – the aim is to highlight and challenge dominant narratives which impact the lived reality of the city. The mapping projects explore the relationship between legislation and social practices…
Mapping Thatcher’s legislative changes which systematically dismantled the power of unions over a 13-year period, and transformed citizen’s understanding of the act of protest and how it should be pursued. Each act passed is powerful in isolation, but when visualised as a systematic series of changes; then the accumulative ideology becomes visible. What this lineage also reveals is the establishment of a completely new status quo, where acts such as “solidarity” protests are perceived differently by the next generation of union members, thus having the effect of dividing the collaborative potential of workers who may be experiencing similar battles over work and pay conditions.
This schematic version of the “protest Contingencies Timeline” looks at the social, political and economic structures on which the act of protest is contingent. Protest occurs at the disjunction between citizen expectation and the action (or inaction) of their representatives or key stake holders impacting over their daily life conditions. This mapping charts the instigation of protest action in the UK from 1381 to the present day – with the aim of understanding the act of protest as a practice representing alternative methods of constructing daily lives and challenging the existing power structures throughout history.
Commissioned to carry out a small research project into the social life of the Architectural department of the newly renovated Arts Tower, Sheffield (Circa 2013).
Counter-mapping is a practice which looks specifically at drawing as a method to contradict established, hegemonic traits within accepted or established cartography. As such, these drawn digital mappings serve three core theoretical functions:
Firstly, they make visible otherwise unseen or masked trajectories and continuities between events which we are familiar with. Secondly, the mapping allows the author to explore theoretical concepts developed in text, and augment them through a visual form of representation. Thirdly, the printed hardcopy versions of the mappings operate as a vehicle by which to inform discussion; operating as a bridge between different narratives and nuances of language which emerge when individuals or groups of individuals approach an issue from disparate points of view.
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