I am an interdisciplinary thinker and maker.
Positioned between the environmental humanities and experiential arts, my creative research explores and articulates elemental geographies, particularly with respect to atmospheric phenomena and the anthropogenic debris that circulate around and within bodies. My practice explores our encounters with air and said aerial pollutants from various perspectives – spanning technoscientific indices, biomonitoring with plant communities, and embodied practices such as mindfulness of breathing. I am interested in collaborations that explore, articulate and creatively communicate our entangled relationships that extend across ‘the environment’, while also confronting the differences in exposure due to societal inequalities.
In October 2020, I began interdisciplinary doctoral studies at University College London. The working title of my research is An ontology of ‘air quality’ from numerical indices to embodied practices, although my thesis is starting to resemble A political ecology of breathing. This journey towards receiving a PhD in Geography (Practice-Related) is supported financially by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership and supervised by Professor Andrew Barry in the UCL Department of Geography and Professor Joy Sleeman, Slade School of Fine Art.
Alongside my PhD, I will continue to produce a body of research-infused creative works.
In other news, I have an MRes degree from the Royal College of Art (2018-20) and a First-Class BA in Liberal Arts (French, Spanish and Philosophy) from Durham University (2012-16). A keen front-end developer and user interface designer, I am an alumna and member of various ‘tech for good’ and startup networks that promote women and the underrepresented global majority, including Founders & Coders, Code First: Girls and InnovationRCA. I have also accrued an advanced level of yoga teacher training hours (700+), spread across Goa and Brighton, and enjoy learning the basics of Sanskrit in evening classes at SOAS.
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