Between Laboratory and Garden: An Ecology of Values

A contextual essay commissioned by Professor John Newling for his installation project and exhibition, The Noah Laboratory at The Collection, Lincoln. The text explores the creative and cultural dialogue between aesthetics and ecology in a critique of Newling’s ‘networked materiality’ in the experimental artworks of the Noah Laboratory.

Hinterland: A Creative Ecology

A contextual essay commissioned for phase two of Hinterland Projects, Nottingham. The text explores the idea of the connective art practice, which is expressed through Hinterlands, an assemblage of artworks, environments and practitioners in a dynamic ‘creative ecology’.

Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness

Unmapping the City is the first in a series of critical photography publications by Intellect Books. The essay, for photographer and curator Alfredo Cramerotti, considers his photographic works of 2004 – 2008, in terms of a ‘versatile modernism’, which emerges from the dynamic visual ecology of the contemporary European City.

A Diagnostic Question: The Art of the Public Consultation

A contextual essay for Professor John Newling’s ‘Make a Piano in Spain’ art project, commissioned by the Wellcome Collection, London. The essay explores and develops a social framework for the artist’s version of the ‘public consultation’, as a method for surveying the public’s perception of well-being.