Currently based in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London, I have previously worked at the Royal College of Art, University of Westminster, Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, Arts University Bournemouth, and Kingston School of Art.
At Goldsmiths I teach across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in postdisciplinary design, and across the theory-practice divide. Most recently I convened with my colleague Dr. Nina Trivedi 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 convene 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.