Currently Senior Lecturer in Visual Communications for the University for the Creative Arts and Associate Lecturer in Product + Industrial Design at Central St. Martins University of the Arts London, I have previously worked at the Goldsmiths University of London, Royal College of Art, University of Westminster, Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, Arts University Bournemouth, and Kingston School of Art.
At UCA, I teach into the new BA Visual Communications programme as well as BA Graphic Design and BA Illustration & Animation programmes, working across theory and practice. Most recently, I convened the Authorial Narrative unit, writing the brief The Kentish Book of Folk, Fairytale and Myth for the second-year illustration and animation students. You can see more of the brief and see the work students produced for the unit here, on our Instagram account. We also had an exhibition of their work at the Ramsgate Music Hall in March 2023.
At CSM, I teach cultural studies and critical theory to undergraduate product and industrial design students, drawing on my teaching specialism in design philosophy, design politics and design ethics.
At Goldsmiths I taught across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in postdisciplinary design, and across the theory-practice divide. With my colleague Dr. Nina Trivedi, I convened a new brief for the MA Design Expanded Practice programme called ‘I Am Your No.1 Fan’, which centred on cultures and practices of fandom. This brief was based on a short course we wrote called Prince Studies, which worked to explore topics and themes in visual and material culture through the life and practice of the artist Prince.
I also convened the MA Shared Lecture series that explores histories, theories, methods, processes and practices of postdisciplinary design.
Prior to my role at Goldsmiths, I was Senior Tutor in Critical & Historical Studies for the School of Design at the Royal College of Art, where I directed the delivery of critical and historical studies across Design Products, Global Innovation Design, Innovation Design Engineering, Vehicle Design, Service Design, Fashion, and Textiles.
I have directed and taught courses on material culture and object studies, histories and theories of design, design politics and design ethics, the creative and culture industry with special attention to professional design practice and placements, research methods for critical and contextual studies and undergraduate dissertations in art and design history.
I love teaching at the intersection of objects, words and archives, especially in programmes where there is a collapse of the theory-practice divide.
I am particularly interested in teaching experimental research methods and writing around and through visual and material culture.