My interests as an artist relate to town planning and architectural space with work relating to developments, cities and urban space, looking at how design, history and interventions of residents and employees contribute to a sense of place. My work is multifaceted and includes presentation of archive material, records of conversations with people and photography. The images and forms discovered when researching each project have influenced my creative responses in sculptures, wall paintings and installations. I am interested in transition, change, and improvised interventions in urban spaces and many of my works have a sense of fragile balance or make-shift construction. Many of my projects, particularly those focusing on 60′s and 70′s architecture, have been collaborations with Susanna Round as barbaresi & round.
Alongside this, new work is being developed for the public realm as a form of engagement with people and place in new and existing developments. This takes the form of creative workshops, conversations and permanent works (often with a functional/social role) which support developing ideas around place and evolving communities.
Community engagement is core to my practice, taking the form of discussions and reminiscence, creative activities and partnerships.
Some projects are documented on other websites and blogs including: