Jess Baines is a Senior Lecturer for Contextual and Theoretical Studies across the Design School at London College of Communication.
Her research interests are currently concerned with the relationships between aesthetics, politics, technology and organisation.
Jess's career spans involvement in design and print co-operatives, working in ceramics studios, including running a project for mental health service users, freelance design and Contextual & Theoretical Studies teaching. She studied Ceramics (BA) at Camberwell College of Art and 20th Century Art History & Theory (MA) at Goldsmiths College.
Jess is currently pursuing a PhD at London School of Economics (LSE) on the history of late twentieth century radical printing workshops in order to produce a book on the subject. She has published and presented papers on the subject at conferences in both the UK and Europe.
She has also given talks at various other events including: INK NOW! Posters, Collectives & Art, Community Matters (PARC), Politics and the Power of Print, Brixton Calling, Alternative Press Fair, Adhocracy! and Zinefest.