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Maria McLintock

Associate Lecturer, MA Service Design
London College of Communication
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Maria  McLintock


Maria McLintock is Associate Lecturer on MA Service Design at London College of Communication. She has an interdisciplinary background, with experience as a curator, historian and writer.

Currently working as Assistant Curator at the Design Museum, she has co-developed exhibitions David Adjaye: Making Memory (2019), Beazley Designs of the Year (2019 and 2020) and Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers (2020), among others.

She has written on the intersections of architecture, migration and social systems for publications such as Architectural Review and Failed Architecture, and is a Young Trustee of the Architecture Foundation, London, celebrating lesser-known and emerging practitioners within the culture of architecture.

Maria has completed a master’s in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (2020).

In 2016, she co-founded the research project System of Systems that examines the use of technology and bureaucracy in the asylum-seeking process in Europe, producing critical publications and public programming.

Maria's research interests are in history and critical theory, spanning feminist, post-/de-colonial, Marxist, ecological and environmental. Stemming from her upbringing on the border of Northern Ireland, she is also interested in the cultural and political process of bordering through critical spatial practice.

She produces ongoing research into the post-conflict urban landscape of Belfast and Derry, particularly on the grassroots initiatives led by communities in practices of care and post-sectarian transformative justice.

Maria teaches across design schools at UAL, delivering writing and curatorial workshops to MA Product, Industrial and Ceramic Design, as well as MA Design for Sustainable Futures.

Recent projects include: Design for Sustainable Futures for Southwark Council.

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View the MA Service Design course page.


Twitter: @McLintockMaria