Class Matters - 'Making art costs money and other myths'
Paper for conference at the Glasgow School of Art, 2023.
A one-day event exploring creativity and class organised by Fine Art Critical Studies (FACS) at The Glasgow School of Art. Artists, theorists and writers consider how class informs and impacts contemporary art in terms of class matters (ideologically) and the matter of class (materiality).
ASSET ARREST and the Ungating of Community
Lecture for The Brno Gallery of Architecture, 2021.
I discussed my ongoing project ASSET ARREST, and my research into financialised housing that has examined the gated nature of these spaces; the “gates” not constructed only of physical barriers and security but through interconnected processes of the political, social and economic that impact upon communities and urban space. I drew upon my PhD research to consider how we might then un-gate these communities; the strategies we might implement to find openings, to intervene; to infect; to interrupt, and to transform.
PROSPECT US: People, Profits, or Prospects?
Panel discussion on studentification at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, chaired by Andrea Phillips, BALTIC Professor, Northumbria University, Director of the BxNU Institute. 2021.
This event explored how higher education is impacting local housing and how are artists and students responding. With Julia Heslop, Jill Holder, Lydia Hiorns, and Mike Jeffries.
Social Architecture, Placemaking and Redevelopment.
Online discussion panel for GUILD Conversations, East Street Arts, 2021.
A panel with We Made That and Studio Polpo. I discussed ASSET ARREST and related issues of cultural placemaking and super-gentrification.
In Need of Education: #TakeOnTomorrow: Life and work in, against, and beyond the neoliberal university.
Screening and panel discussion discussing the ways higher education (HE) produces knowledge and culture. 2019.
This event took place over two days at BALTIC and brought together education experts, artists, curators and thinkers who have experience of working within the fields of education, curating and pedagogy in gallery contexts; and who have differing views of the ways in which arts institutions can and should be used to support and extend education at a local and international level.
Get Rich or Lie Trying: A Conversation with Symeon Brown
Discussion with reporter and journalist Symeon Brown about his new book 'Get Rich or Lie Trying: Ambition and Deceit in the New Influencer Economy', 2022.
The book exposes the fraud, exploitation, bribery, and dishonesty at the core of the influencer model, revealing a broken economy that resembles a pyramid scheme.
Refusing Smartness and Rethinking Failure
Panel discussion with Nora O Murchú, Simone Niquille and Shannon Mattern, 2021.
Transmediale Artistic Director Nora O Murchú spoke to artists Laura Yuile, Simone Niquille, and Shannon Mattern about the approach and theorisation of smartness in relation to failure, misuse, stupidity, privilege, and self-care. They discussed how collective understandings of smartness are changing, how they can be represented, and what emergent forms of agency can reside in these knowledge spaces.
Assembly Thamesmead: Building Communities, Developing Collaborations, Living Precariously.
Lecture as part of a conference for A-N in Thamemead, London.
A day-long event exploring the idea of ‘London’s edge’ and how, drawn by opportunity and affordability, artists are living and working in new parts of the city. I discussed my ongoing project ASSET ARREST, and related research into new, financialised co-living models, and the implications of 'property guardianship'.
ASSET ARREST Podcast Series
Ongoing podcast series, 2017 - present.
Find out more about ASSET ARREST here. Subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice.