I am a design historian working within and through visual and material culture, specialising in the history of technology and media. My research is focused on making objects speak in different voices through different disciplinary practices.

I also work as an editor, publisher and broadcaster in the visual arts more broadly, communicating academic research in visual and material culture to as broad and diverse an audience as possible.

In addition I work as a design research consultant for market research, insight and analysis agencies.


My current academic research projects include UCL's The 100 Hours Project and the creative practice Art Vapours: Feminism and The Everyday. I am part of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon and developing a cross-disciplinary book project on material culture studies.

My consultancy research projects includes topics such as contemporary parenting and urban regeneration.


This year I am teaching the courses Material Cultures for the Design Deparment, and London: Arts Capital and Contemporary Art Worlds for the CELAW Department, both at Goldsmiths, University of London. In January, I will be teaching a course on critical histories of technology for the V&A/RCA MA History of Design programme.

I have previously taught visual and material culture courses in the School of Art and Design History at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University London, and in the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster.


11 March 2015
Radio Now Symposium: Radio Art, Radio Feature, Radio Research
London College of Communication

24 March 2015
Publishing in Art and Design
Central St Martins, University of the Arts London

20 April 2015
Critical Waves
London Consortium/Birbeck College of Arts