“Writing and speaking about artists and scientists, creativity, the imagination and the latest developments in culture — in the media, online and in books, and at festivals, conferences and exhibitions.”
My work has been broadcast on the BBC and on international television and radio. My writing has been published internationally — from China’s leading cultural magazine, Modern Media Weekly, to the Art Newspaper, artists' catalogues and books.
Below is a selection of commissioned writing.
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Interview with the fashion designer Iris van Herpen celebrating her 10th year as one of the world’s most inspirational and future-thinking designers
Commissioned essay for Fondazione Prada’s solo exhibition ‘To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll’ by Goshka Macuga.
In/visible: the inside story of the making of Arts at CERN — Commissioned essay for Interdisciplinary Science Review edited by Philip Ball and Sian Ede.
My essay about how and why emotions have become the new truth, replacing facts, and the role technology plays. Included in the the catalogue Real Feelings: Emotion and Technology with co-editors and co-curators Sabine Himmelsbach and Angelique Spaninks.
My essay on Lighy, Photography, Physics and the Imagination which weaves together which weaves together reflections on the science of light, imagination, 4 meetings with Albert Einstein, and the work of 5 wonderful photographers - Marjolein Blom, Sjoerd Knibbler, Sameer Tawde, Chirag Jindal and Sheung Yiu. The essay is in the catalogue Related Realities of the Backlight Photography Festival 2020 - the Nordic Photography Triennale.
Specialist areas are arts/science and technology, cultural leadership, artists and their work, the role of the imagination and the creative process.
Lectures on arts/science include at (SIAC) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, day long workshops and lectures on cultural leadership for the Queen Mary University of London MBA and Postgraduate Global Governance degree, chairing discussions series on physics and the arts at the Onassis Cultural Foundation Athens, Greece, key note speaking on cultural policy and innovation at the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels and Aalto University, Finland. And many, many more.
Below is a list of international speaking engagements.
Chairing discussions and conferences — from individual author discussions at the Hay International Literary Festival to chairing conferences for the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, the Contemporary Arts Society, and Counterpoint Arts — the UK based refugee and arts charity.
Listen to one of my favourite interviews at The Hay International Festival with the writers Miranda July and Marina Lewycka
Listen to one of my talks on the Power of the Imagination