Mathew Leung

Spatial Practices Programme; Associate Lecturer, MA Architecture: Spaces and Objects, M ARCH: Architecture

I am a designer and maker. I am a founding member of the Turner-Prize winning art, architecture and design collective Assemble and has led on projects including The Cineroleum, a pilot project for the re-use of the UK’s 4,000 empty petrol stations; Lina Bo Bardi: Together, an installation exploring the work of the Italian-born Brazilian Architect hosted at the British Council in London and at numerous venues across the world; and Blackhorse Workshop, an open- access, public workshop in Waltham Forest, where I am is also a member of the board of directors.

I studied at Cambridge and University College London and have wide-ranging research interests, contributing to publications such as RIBA Journal, Performative Urbanism: Generating and Designing Urban Space and Don’t Get a Job, Make a Job. For my thesis, Oriental Orientalism in Japan: The Case of Yokohama Chinatown, I was awarded the RIBA President’s Silver Medal, widely regarded as the most prestigious international awards in architectural education. I have lectured at cultural and educational institutions across the world on design and build practice, and designing in a time of austerity. He has been a visiting critic for Cambridge, Manchester and Chelsea schools of architecture, have taught at the Bartlett Summer School and at the Cass School of Architecture with Cass Cities, Spatial Planning and Urban Design unit.