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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 2023-24

Writing:

Excellent Essex Old Street Publishing, hardback (Sept. 2019) paperback (April 2021)

Talking

An Essex walk with Michael Landy  https://firstsite.uk/essex-way-walks/

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

Participant in Princeton Womxn in Design and Architecture conference on Minnette de Silva, March 2021. https://wda.princeton.edu/conference/2021/minnette-de-silva-constructive-dialogues

Other writing

Essay 'Round and Round the Power Station' in Sunset Sunrise Sunset (Art on the Underground 2022).

Essay 'Land in Common' in Hage (Lund Cathedral, 2022) https://raangen.se/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/hage_folder_eng_web.pdf

Essay 'North Bucks Monorail City'  in Extinct: A Compendium of Obsolete Objects (Reaktion, 2021)

Forthcoming essay in publication being planned to mark Colin Ward's centenary 2024,  (Bristol Ideas Festival).

More Essex, to come

Chapter 9  'Bradwell A' in ed. Dr Johanna Dale.  St. Peter-on-the-Wall: Heritage and landscape on the North Sea coast  (UCL Press, summer 2023)

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/2022/april/in-llanystumdwy

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2022/february/in-fishguard

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2021/october/over-sutton-hoo

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

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