I am an interdisciplinary thinker.
My creative research explores and articulates atmospheric themes, from air quality to mindfulness of breathing.
I am a researcher influenced by the environmental humanities and experiential arts. My current posts include Creative Associate (Digital) at Modern Art Oxford and PhD candidate in Geography (Practice-Related) at University College London.
I have an undergraduate degree in French, Spanish and Philosophy from Durham University (First Class). Highlights from my time at Durham include seeing wise people speak, unexpectedly receiving a scholarship from the Vice Chancellor, and managing to publish my first peer-reviewed paper in international journal, Film Matters. I also undertook a ‘year abroad’ in France and Spain, which taught me two things: 1) Paris is lovely but the corporate lifestyle is not for me, 2) It’s not fun to spend your last few weeks of an intercambio on crutches. The rest of my time at the Universidad de Vigo, where I studied Fine Art for a term, was amazing.
Following my undergrad, I spent some years trying to decide who I could be in the real world. I learned to code with nonprofit organisation, Founders and Coders. I also trained to teach yoga in India and at Brighton Buddhist Centre, following in the footsteps of my mother. I worked a few jobs in communications and user experience (UX) design. I really enjoyed the research-led approach of UX.
I then embarked on a Master of Research degree (MRes – 180 credits) at the Royal College of Art within the School of Communication. It was at the RCA that I nurtured a research interest in air and ‘the atmosphere’, penning a thesis entitled Atmospheric cartography: articulating ecological connectivity in air, which was presented at Interdisciplinary Collisions Colloquium (RCA 2019).
My master’s research led to an interview with BBC Radio 4 for an Art of Now episode about artistic responses to toxicity; one of my photographic studies of atmosphere-sensing lichens was selected for Radical Landscapes exhibition at The Plough Arts Centre in North Devon; and I co-edited an anthology, Archives of Curiosity (eds. Sabin & Dalle 2019), in addition to exhibiting alongside my friends on numerous occasions.
2020. London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). PhD Studentship.
2020. The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Cultural Programme Grant for work at Modern Art Oxford.
2019. Conference Attendance Fund. Royal College of Art.
2015. Grant for studying abroad. ERASMUS.
2014. Grant for working abroad. ERASMUS
2013. Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence at Year End. Durham University.
2012–2016. Durham Grant and Full Government Maintenance Grant (based on household income).
2010–2011. Educational Maintenance Allowance (based on household income).
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