Information on academic experience – teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in UK and Germany since 2010, with specialisms spanning technical, professional, creative and theoretical aspects of photography – is available on request.
New work in photography-based social practice is currently under development.
Fotografien aus den Edgelands 4.0
Edgelands Collective x Pavillion FK12
30. Jan — 6. Feb 2020
End of term exhibition with the Project ‘Edgelands are my Paris’ at the Department of Design, Munich University of Applied Sciences.
At the Zeughaus Pavilion with Jasmin Breidenbach, Katerina Christodoulou, Marie Glöckner, Cheyenne Hoch, Lennart Kraus, Marlene Mauer, Julie Moffatt, Yasmin Nickel, Carolina Reisinger and Andreas Strunz.
Fotografien aus den Edgelands 3.0
Edgelands Collective x Donsil Schaufenster
Pop-Up Shows: 12. Dez 2019 — 22. Jan 2020
Various pop-up shows in a shop-window at Donisl-Passage – a meanwhile use project supported by Kompetenzteams Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft – right at Marienplatz in Munich was the third stop for the Edgelands Collective.
A shop-window as the framework for photographic work on the theme of Edgelands? How can we productively occupy and reinterpret this very mundane, ubiquitous yet highly specific form of public display in our cities?
Exhibited projects were concerned with questions related to the photographic image as object – playfully subverting the conventions of consumerism and the display of commodities – as well as with notions of fleetingness, the limits of our perception and attention in the buzz of inner-city shopping.
Shopping, Consumer Culture!
Fotografien aus den Edgelands 2.0
Edgelands Collective x Life
Pop-Up Show: 27. — 29. Nov 2019
For the second pop-up show of the Edgelands Collective, students developed photography-based exhibition formats for the LIFE youth centre of CVJM Munich and the kids and teenagers who spend their time there meeting friends, playing basketball, table-soccer or pool, bouldering, making music or just hanging out.
Edgelands as coming-of-age stories – youth as a liminal state with its own rituals and as a counter position to the dominant social order. Edgelands as a free space for youth to define itself, as places that allow to discover and develop.
The teens at LIFE created their own photographic responses to the exhibition as part of a photo challenge, with a jury announcing winners at the closing event.
Youth ≠ Age, Youth = Freedom!
Fotografien aus den Edgelands 1.0
Edgelands Collective x Freiham
Pop-Up Show: 22. Nov 2019
Freiham was, and still is, Edgeland. What will it be tomorrow? A kind of ‘Zwischenstadt’ – or a forward-looking, sustainable, new urban quarter on the border to Munich’s hinterland? The Edgeland Collective – the students on the project ‘Edgelands Are My Paris’ at the Department of Design, Munich University of Applied Sciences – was for a brief moment part of this fascinating transformational process.
Site-specific photographic installations were exhibited on the edge of the city – in between construction sites and an adventure playground, on site fencing, street lights and a shipping container – illuminated by fire as part of ‘Winterlichterfest Freiham’. The photographic projects have inspired new perceptions in future residents and old-established neighbours and initiated dialogue.
This pop-up show was realised in collaboration with Stadtteilmanagement Freiham, MGS Münchner Gesellschaft für Stadterneuerung mbH, and accompanied by an illuminated procession and group lightpainting with visitors.
Peer mentoring for supporting students with mental health and wellbeing
—a short film project focusing on the metal health and wellbeing of students, which captured the experiences of peer mentors and mentees through interviews – developed in collaboration with Professor Helen Payne, Professor of Psychotherapy, at the University of Hertfordshire.
The project approach was to engage students in the project team and as participants in the film.
Advance HE Small Development Projects 2019
Archives of the Artist-led
—a collaborative, open-access database of historic and current artist-led spaces that anyone can contribute to. It is an attempt to map the trajectories of these often transient spatial interactions with their vital contribution to contemporary culture and the urban experience, as well as to preserve knowledge on initiating and maintaining such projects – and make it accessible for everyone.
The database was developed in collaboration with Mo Hoffmann Studios and the help of co-editors Alastair Frazer and Naomi Pearce, and launched as part of Cities Methodologies, UCL Urban Laboratory.
— at Free Range 2018
Degree Show with the BA (hons) Photography, School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire – at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London. With major projects and portfolios by 19 graduates.
No Black Frames
— at Four Corners Gallery
Exhibition with students on the Negotiated Projects module 2017/2018, BA (hons) Photography, University of Hertfordshire. At Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green, East London. With Personal Projects by 20 Level 5 students.
— at Free Range 2017
Degree Show with the BA (hons) Photography, School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire – at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London. With major projects and portfolios by 38 graduates.
— at Doomed Gallery
Exhibition with students on the Negotiated Projects module 2016/2017, BA (hons) Photography, University of Hertfordshire. At Doomed Gallery, Dalston, East London. With Personal Projects by 19 Level 5 students.
— at Free Range 2016
Degree Show with the BA (hons) Photography, School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire – at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London. With major projects and portfolios by 28 graduates.
— at Hat Factory, Luton
Exhibition with students on the Negotiated Projects module 2015/2016, BA (hons) Photography, University of Hertfordshire. At the Hat Factory, Luton. With Personal Projects by 31 Level 5 students.