WHEN WE BUILD AGAIN
Is a loose collective of writers, musicians, urbanists, artists, and academicians unaffiliated or otherwise. Our name is taken from an influential piece of research into housing issues and conditions in Birmingham, UK, in the late 1930s, compiled and published by the Bournville Village Trust. Our shared interests and activities range from organizing transdisciplinary salons and symposiums (in our preferred lexicon, ‘assemblies’) to pursuing cross-pollinating projects on space, sexuality, forms of intimacy and constellations of affect. As such, this site takes form as a semi-anonymous collective research blog; a transatlantic repository for discourse and creativity. Proposals for contributions are welcome and encouraged.
ALICE / HONOR GAVIN | honor[at]whenwebuildagain.org |
is a writer, musician, and scholar. Midland / A Novel Out of Time was published by Penned in the Margins in 2014. Currently Lecturer in Film and Writing at the University of Sheffield, she was previously a Fellow of the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry and has taught at Birkbeck (University of London), University College London, and the University of Sussex. For more information about her work see www.honorgavin.net.
ADAM KAASA | adam.kaasa[at]rca.ac.uk
Is an interdisciplinary scholar who specialises in the politics of the city, foregrounding the role of architecture and design. He completed his PhD as a SSHRC Scholar at the London School of Economics and is currently a Research Fellow in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, and a founding Fellow of Theatrum Mundi. His research and teaching interests include critical and archival theory to consider public space, the postcolonial, and negotiations of capital in late modernity as they touch ground in the practices of architecture.
RICHARD MARTIN | rgmartin81[at]yahoo.co.uk
Is a writer and researcher based in London. His first book, The Architecture of David Lynch, was published by Bloomsbury in September 2014. He completed his PhD at the London Consortium, and has taught at Birkbeck, Middlesex University and Tate Modern. He has also worked in the policy team at CABE and in the research department at Tate. More details on his work can be found at: http://richardgmartin.org