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Dr Andrea Zimmerman

Reader - Lecturer in Dramaturgy and Devising For Performance BA (Honours)
Central Saint Martins
Researcher Research
Andrea  Zimmerman


I am an artist and filmmaker. My work is concerned with marginalisation, co-existence, waywardness, social justice and structural violence and has been shortlisted for the Grierson and Jarman awards. Films include the Artangel produced 'Here for Life' (2019), which had its world premiere in the Cineasti Del Presente international competition of the Locarno Film Festival (receiving a Special Mention), 'Erase and Forget' (2017), which had its World Premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival (nominated for the Original Documentary Award), 'Estate, a Reverie' (2015) and 'Taskafa, Stories of the Street' (2013), written and voiced by the late John Berger. Selected exhibitions include 'Civil Rites', the London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, 'Common Ground' at Spike Island, Bristol and 'Real Estates' at Peer Gallery. I co-founded the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary 'The Look of Silence') I have co-edited the books 'Estate: Art, Politics and Social Housing in Britain' and 'Doorways: Women, Homelessness Trauma and Resistance' and published extensive articles in 'Open Democracy', 'La Furia Umana' and 'Homecultures', among others.

Reasearch interests:
Co-existence (including non-human subjectivities), filmmaking as engaged social and political practice, participatory re-enactment, military/spectacular relations, imaginative hybridity and narrative de-framing in documentary practice, forms of reverie, class and culture, place and senses of belonging.