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This is a homemade website to archive my work to date and share some news. On this page you will find links to a selection of current and recent projects, talks, texts, and workshops that are representative of my current research and curatorial interests.

Margate NOW: Sunken Ecologies, 2021

Photo Credit: Heather Tait

I’m pleased to be curating the 2021 edition of the festival Margate NOW and to be working with the festival’s team and the Sunken Garden Society, the community group who cares for the Sunken Garden, around which the festival will centre. Designed and landscaped in the 1930s, the Sunken Garden is a public park in the Westbrook area of Margate that is actively engaged with wildlife conservation.

Launching as Sunken Ecologies on 25 September (until 10 October), the project takes on the human-made natural environment and the possible role, participation, and responsibility of cultural practitioners in caring for, engaging with, reclaiming, or reimagining green spaces. The programme for Sunken Ecologies will range from functional sculptures serving the needs of the Sunken Garden, to landscape interventions, workshops, walks, texts and live music.

Branded as witches: a conversation across geographies and times, 2021

Kathmandu-based photographer Nabin Baral and I have been working together since February 2021 on a website that will present Nabin’s photo reporting and research on contemporary witch accusations and persecutions (WAP) in Nepal. The website is conceived as a journalistic and educational tool to help raise awareness of WAP at local, regional, national and international levels.

On 5 March 2021, Nabin and I took part in an online event where we discussed our perspective research on the subject of WAP across time and continents.

Critical, ethical & intersectional curating, 2020-21

A six month-long study programme led with Cédric Fauq at Mécènes du Sud Montpellier-Sète / Université Paul Valéry.

Situated Education in a Time of Pandemic, 2020

Using Open School East as a case study, this text sets out to reflect on the value and redundancy of physical and architectural space in relation to alternative and situated art education, both in ordinary times and in a time of pandemic. Further to this, it explores the possibilities afforded as a result of the current public health crisis when it comes to access to education.

Published in Deschooling and in a slightly altered version on the University of Nottingham’s geoblog.

Espaces pédagogiques, sociaux et artistiques alternatifs, 2020

A conversation (in French) with Alain Berland, Head of Cultural Events at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Situated and Self-directed Learning as Practice Development, 2020

An online talk as part of Urgent Pedagogies, a project and platform initiated by Magnus Ericson and Pelin Tan. Followed by a Q&A with Magnus and Pelin.

Campus Alternative, 2019

A curated evening of talks at Nottingham Contemporary.

The Coalition of the Dispossessed, 2018

A text on Ève Chabanon’s work, published in Switch on Paper.

Alternative Sorcières, 2018

A week-long workshop led with choreographer Latifa Laâbissi and proposing a physical and theoretical exploration of the contemporary figure of the witch. This was held La Raffinerie in Brussels, as part of Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2018.