I am an interdisciplinary thinker.
My creative research draws upon speculative design and cultural geography to explore and articulate atmospheric themes, from air quality to mindfulness of breathing.
I am a freelance arts-based researcher. I also teach digital and environmental arts at universities. In my other lives, I have trained as a yoga instructor, with Vajrasati Yoga, and as a software developer, with Founders & Coders.
My educational background is equally diverse. I first studied French, Spanish and Philosophy during a BA Liberal Arts degree at Durham University, obtaining a ‘First Class’ grading in all three subject areas. I was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence, alongside a Durham Grant based on household income. I studied Fine Art for a term at the Universidad de Vigo as an ERASMUS student. And one of my undergraduate papers was accepted by peer-reviewed journal, Film Matters.
After some years in industry, I embarked on a Master of Research degree (MRes – 180 credits) in Communication at the Royal College of Art. 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).
Along the way, I was interviewed for an Art of Now episode (BBC R4, 28.01.2020) and my photography was selected for Radical Landscapes exhibition at The Plough Arts Centre. I co-edited an anthology, Archives of Curiosity (eds. Sabin & Dalle 2019), and exhibited alongside my peers on numerous occasions.