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FEMINIST PERFORMATIVE ARCHITECTURES: making place in & with public space.
Helen Stratford is a socially engaged artist and architect, writer, educator & researcher with a PhD in Performative Architectures from the University of Sheffield, UK (2021). Developed through her inter-disciplinary practice, embracing performance, art, architecture, ethnography & civic action, her thesis expands performativity, placemaking & participation. Recent publications:
A Day with A Duck 2022
Collective Performing 2021
Seats at the Table London Festival of Architecture 2023
A space designed with Raquel Meseguer Zafe that hosts quotes from people living with invisible disabilities & chronic illnesses, alongside gentle instructions that invite people to pause, rest & lie down.
INCLINE / RECLINE / DECLINE: ways to not necessarily walk 2022
A gentle score written with Idit Nathan in
The Walkbook: Recipes for Walking & Wellbeing
by Claire Hind, Dee Heddon, Maggie O’Neill, Clare Qualmann, Morag Rose, Harry Wilson & Carole Wright, part of Walking Publics/Walking Arts: walking, wellbeing & community during COVID-19.
FURTHER AFIELD: YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK 2021
A series of permanent sculptures installed around the Upper Lake of
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
that invite people to experience the park in new ways. Developed with
from walkshops made with visitors & workers during a walking residency.
Image: RESTING CONVERSATIONS: Seats at the Table - London Festival of Architecture 2023 (© Luke O'Donovan)