I am interested in mending as a temporally and geographically extended design process, and in the integration of history and practice. I came to the History of Design MA from a background in philosophy, where I explored issues surrounding free will and the ethics of building conservation over the course of my undergraduate degree. Early experiences as a King's Undergraduate Research Fellow attached to the Unlocking History project, and at the 2019 Encounters on the Shop Floor symposium shaped my understanding of history not just as a propositional, theory driven exercise but a materially grounded practice.
Over the course of the MA, I have enjoyed working across a range of archives and subjects - from bone boxes tooled in Napoleonic prisoner of war camps, to the practice of stitching ceramic sherds together with brass. In January 2020 I was selected for an exchange with the Bard Graduate Centre, and worked with eminent conservators while taking part in their teaching surrounding digital archaeology and issues in conservation.