Welcome to my website. The content offers insights into my experiences as educator in the creative arts and my research into the creative process, collective learning, interdisciplinarity, learning environments and students as co-creators.
My research has been published widely, most recently in the co-authored article for Leonardo Co-creation Across Spaces of Uncertainty: Interdisciplinary Research and Collaborative Learning with Mark Clements.
Other writings capturing my current concerns and thinking can be found in the Decolonising the Arts Zine #2 (or as a visual reflection) and the forthcoming reflective piece The untold challenges of European interaction through collaborative projects with Naomi Bulliard. The latter focuses on our amazing, challenging, yet rewarding intercultural venture with the European Academy of Participation. and will be published in 2020 by Avinus Verlag Hamburg.
In July 2019, I was invited to speak about Collaborative Learning at the Arts & Design Teaching Centre at Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Israel. Here is a snapshot of what turned out to be an inspiring and insightful intercultural exchange.
Back at Central Saint Martins, I am co-leading on a research project with Rebecca Ross, David Roberts and graduates and students from MA Graphic Design Communication. Co-creating Learning Tools for Incorporating Practical Ethics into Higher Education in Design aims to enhance and expand existing approaches to ethical concerns and questions in the context of their increasing relevance and importance to all fields of design.
I am also involved in FUEL4DESIGN, an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership between Central Saint Martins, Milan Politecnico, Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, and Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The project focuses on curriculum innovation and developing Futures Literacy in Design. In March 2020 I was invited by the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar to share first discoveries of Hacking Futures – Futures Hacking: How to imagine, shape and design alternate futures as part of Unfreezing: Conference about the future of teaching and learning.