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To introduce myself, my working life has always been focused on inspiring people, intriguing buildings and beguiling landscapes.

When I discuss the present, I'm informed by the past and vice versa. I write about the achievements of determined, even forgotten, women and men, I celebrate and discuss architecture of quality, both old and new, while I have a particular liking for Utopian experiments and unlikely places.

One thing leads to another, unlikely connections emerge. That's the way my world goes round.


News 2022

Writing:

Excellent Essex Old Street Publishing (Sept. 2019) Paperback with new material (April 2021)

Talking

Participant in Princeton Womxn in Design and Architecture conference on Minnette de Silva, March 2021.

Odes on Essex, BBC R3 Essay series, The Essex Wayhttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-essex-way/id471685852?i=1000507050903

Gresham College: Britain's First Environmentalist. Marking 400 years since John Evelyn's birth. Livestreamed October 29, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOik751LhHk

Other writing

Essay on 'Hage', a walled public garden designed for development area in Brunnshog outside Lund by Norwegian practice, Brendeland & Kristoffersen. To be published in Swedish and English.

Contribution to Extinct: A Compendium of Obsolete Objects (Reaktion, 2021)

Also on Essex

Essay on the 1956 public inquiry into the Magnox nuclear power station in UCL Press publication, ed Dr Johanna Dale.  St. Peter-on-the-Wall: Heritage and landscape on the North Sea coast  (2022)

Chapter:  'Plotlands to New Towns'  in Radical ESSEX (Cornerstone Publications 2018)

 

Recent reviews and journalism

Apollo Magazine, regular features and online contributions

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/apr/29/survey-of-london-oxford-street-review-a-bravura-history-but-also-an-obituary

Recent LRB blogs include

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2021/march/destination-peabody

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2020/august/going-to-coventry

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2020/march/grass-on-the-roof

 

 

 

 

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