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Shumi Bose

Senior Lecturer and Contextual Studies Co-ordinator, BA Architecture
Central Saint Martins
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I am an architectural writer, historian, editor – and teacher. I am responsible for coordinating Contextual Studies for BA Architecture, covering architectural history, theory and broader cultural issues. My background is in publishing, working internationally on books, magazines and websites about architecture, design and art.

In 2012, I was a curatorial collaborator working with Sir David Chipperfield in his directorship of the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, Common Ground. I co-edited 'Common Ground: A Critical Reader' and Juergen Teller’s 'Common Ground in Photographs' (Marsilio, 2012).

Currently, I teach history and theory at the Architectural Association and also work in an editorial capacity at Blueprint magazine and Strelka Press. I have previously held editorial positions at Afterall, the Architects Journal and Volume magazine, acted as freelance curator for the British Council and as curatorial assistant at Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Recent publications include Places for Strangers (with mæ architects, Park Books, 2014) and Real Estates (with Fulcrum, Bedford Press, 2014)


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