I love writing and reading. As a child and into my teens I read everything I could get my hands on but had a real fetish for dystopian fiction and fantasy novels. At that age I wrote poetry and plays for unknown casts. I began writing academic publications when I shifted from working in architectural practice to teaching in universities.
I enjoy writing about interpersonal relations in architecture, ones that affect architectural production, about friends and their enemies and how our personal relations enable or disable us. For this reason, I was drawn to writing social architectural histories, something I did between 2000-2010.
I think that generally women write differently to men. Women architect-fiction writers are few. Academic writing encourages you to withdraw emotion or mood from your voice. In recent years, I have begun to explore unconventional academic writing, its rules and regulations, preferring to write more creatively, fictitiously and experimentally. This interest mixed with my affection for visual culture has led me to start up, in collaboration with Diana Periton, an interdisciplinary journal titled Architecture and Culture (a Bloomsbury press publication).
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