This is a transcript of my paper I presented at the Edge | Situated Practice conference at Here East on Saturday 7th October 2017.  The conference was organised by the UCL Urban Laboratory and the Folkestone Triennial, with additional support from the Bartlett School of Architecture and Slade School of Fine Art. READ MORE

This blog post is about ASH – Architects for Social Housing.  It uncovers a different side to ASH’s founder that is rooted in the establishment and seeks to work with local councils to promote citizenship and art as a public good.  It suggests that these values (and others) are at odds with the aggressive and passionately political persona often adopted by ASH. READ MORE

This is a re-blog of a guest post I wrote on 20th September 2016 for the Balfron Social Club.  An ode to Balfron Tower and its dispossessed residents…

Watch Rab Harling’s film Inversion/Reflection: What Does Balfron Tower Mean To You? irst.  It’s an amazing insight into people displaced from Balfron Tower…

[youtube=://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BPOaQdT5AA&w=854&h=480]… READ MORE

I wrote a short blog post for the lovely people at Balfron Social Club.  Here’s an embedded version.  Check out their site for loads more brilliant writing and information about Balfron Tower.

http://50percentbalfron.tumblr.com/post/150642717869/if-only-balfron-tower-could-talk-if-only-we-could
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The Right and Freedom to a Home, Front cover. (Image courtesy of Theresa Easton, 2016). The Right and Freedom to a Home, Front cover. (Image courtesy of Theresa Easton, 2016).

I’m really proud to have been asked by artist and activist Theresa Easton to write the introduction to her new artist’s book entitled, he Right and Freedom to a Home.  She has kindly allowed me to publish my introduction here.

Please click here to see more about Theresa’s book.… READ MORE