Originally from Liverpool, I am based in Newcastle upon Tyne. I am interested in socially-engaged practice and the facilitation of alternative economies, in and outside of arts spaces; and work across media in academic and creative writing, moving image, participation, performance, sound, radio production and sculpture at an intersection of pop culture, class politics, critical theory and fiction.

Since relocating to the North East in 2019 from South East London, where I studied in the Visual Cultures dept. at Goldsmiths College, I initiated a collaborative and participatory project called INCURSIONS with Archie Smith, exploring Newcastle with others through psychogeography, writing and radio production, using group walking forums and collective dialogues to produce alternative archives for social histories and personal experiences. We held events for walking, talking and listening in the city to generate ‘forums’ for discussion about and documentation of the city’s undercurrents and lesser known civic and political histories, its cultural enclaves and its ‘lost futures’.

I really want to work more with community organisation and collectives of alternative care: developing the infrastructural and facilitatory elements required for holding necessary spaces and meaningful time. I’m also interested in the role of public and civic space and the need for disorder and dissent in urban planning, city dwelling and localism to encourage exchange and chance encounters. Collaboration with others underpins how I work, and I’m slowly relearning how community operates to be equitable, inclusive and accessible in this weird landscape of intensified distance and scarcity.

Skills & Experience

  • DBS Checked
  • Documentation: video
  • Project management
  • Technical: photographic / moving image
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Workshops (family / general)
  • Workshsops (adult)