upcoming

Article forthcoming in Teorie vedy / Theory of Science, Vol 35, No 2 (2013): 'Instruments as Playthings: an alternative methodology for the study of scientific artefacts'

current

>since October 2013
Sessional Lecturer at Imperial College, teaching the interdisciplinary course ‘Science, Art and Design’ [Horizons Programme; Science, Culture and Society course] to undergraduate science students.

past

>June 2014
Typographic Posters for The Listening Post, a sound installation by poets Tom Chivers and James Wilkes uncovering unexpected histories of wartime Battersea. Part of the After A War three-day weekender (27 - 29 June) on the legacy of the first world war at the Battersea Arts Centre.

Essay on the relationship between crystallography and breaking toys for Atomic Radio, a six-part radio series on the long relationship between the arts and the science of X-ray crystallography.
First broadcast on Friday 6 June 2014, 4.30pm GMT on Resonance 104.4 FM; podcast available at: http://atomicradio.org/portfolio/episode-3-to-break-into-pieces/

>January 2014
University of London Degree of Doctor of Philosophy awarded by Birkbeck College (Humanities and Cultural Studies; London Consortium)
Scientific Playthings: Artefacts, Affordance, History

>6th December 2013: PhD VIVA!
Many thanks to my examiners, Prof. Susanne Küchler and Dr. Marquard Smith for their close reading and detailed feedback.
Pass without corrections!

>July 2013
Cover design and typesetting for In The Poisonous Candy Factory by Daniel Tiffany, published by Capsule Editions, London.

Presented the paper ‘Instruments as playthings: an alternative methodology’ at the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine; University of Manchester, UK

>Nov 2012
Federculture Centro/Periferia exhibition, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
See photographs by Antonella Di Girolamo at Openversus.

>August 2012
SUPERNORMAL 2012's Art Programme (www.supernormalfestival.co.uk)

>June 2012
XIVth International University Theater Festival, Visual identity (poster, tickets, invitation, program, badges, e-card, web banner) for the Lebanese American University, Beirut.

>May 2012
Assembly 1 // Destruction by When We Build Again
'Martyrs Top' from a series of Beirut spinning tops.

>March 2012
Logo and flyers design for ‘the Vox Lab’, James Wilkes’ poetry residency at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (http://thevoxlab.org/).

>February 2012
Cover design and typesetting for Time Lived, Without its Flow by Denise Riley, published by Capsule Editions, London.

>January 201
Logo and visual identity design for essay pocket book series Capsule Editions, <http://capsuleeditions.com/>.

>July 2011
Design of the Herbarium book, an anthology of poetry and songs on medicinal plants and herbs edited by James Wilkes. Poems at http://www.physicgarden.org.uk/2001-2/

>May 2011
Assisting Aura Satz (with Katherine Hunt) in the research and filming of Oramics: Atlantis Anew, a homage to pioneering British electronic music composer, Daphne Oram and her Oramics Machine. Watch here: http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/7789/

>April 2011
'How To Think about Things' for the Thread radio show on Resonance FM
Guests: Steven Connor, Christopher Pinney and Aura Satz.
You can listen to a podcast at www.thethreadradio.org

>March 2011
Women's History Month at Green Lens gallery, London. Group show curated by Jonida Gashi and Roger Orwell.

>January-March 2011
Took the 'Teaching Arts in British Higher Education' course at BBK

>December 2010
Centro/Periferia prizewinners' exhibition by the FederCultura in Rome, Italy
(People's prize)

>December 2010
Paratissima in Torino, Italy - Lebanese Pavilion at Artintown

>May 2010
My Umi Said... New Work from Lebanon - Group show at Kelio Projects, Manhattan Art Space, New York.

>11th February 2010
Wrote and led a one-day Book Arts workshop for A-level art students, part of the AttRAct programme at the Royal Academy, UK

>February 2010
Federculture Centro/Periferia exhibition, Rome, Italy

>October 2009
"The Third Eye", group exhibition of Lebanese artists at Selma Feriani Gallery, curated by Costantino d'Orazio, London, UK.

>September 2009
Completed an MRes in Humanities and Cultural Studies at the London Consortium, UK. Dissertation title: 'Scientific Playthings: The Play of Things and with Things in the Creation of Scientific Knowledge.'

>August 2009
Wrote a feature titled 'What I do with Books', pp.68-75 of Artist's Book Yearbook 2010-2011: the journeY of A Book is the Beginning of a cover. Impact Press, CFPR, Bristol: 2009.

>23 May 2009
Gave a paper at "Collecting and Gathering: Making Worlds and Staking Claims" conference at Columbia University, NY.

>5 April 2009
Beirut Live! ONE NIGHT ONLY festival celebrating a collaboration of art, music, performance, comedy and book launch from Lebanon. 7.30 to 10.00 pm VIBE LIVE @ Vibe Bar The Truman Brewery. 91 Brick Lane, London UK, E1 6QL.

>30 March - 20 April 2009
READING IN INSTALLMENTS: BOOK ART MEETS INSTALLATION
Exhibition curated by Elysa Voshell with The Center for Emerging Visual Artists at The Felicity R. (Bebe) Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

>January – March 2009
Hopes and Doubts (2): group exhibition at the Mario Merz Foundation, Turin, Italy.

>December 2008
Hopes and Doubts (1): group exhibition at the Dome, Beirut, Lebanon.

>August – September 2008
co-coordinated AIW:A international artists workshop in Aley, Lebanon.

>March – April 2008
Workshop with Collectif Artistes Plasticiens
-Echange artistique TGD (Tambacounda-Genève-Dakar) - 7e édition
-and atelier at the Collège de la Seymaz in Geneva, Swizerland

>November 2007
Communities and Territories, 3 Workshops on public space:
City tags workshop with Calin Dan in Beirut, Lebanon

>August 2007
Braziers International Artist Workshop at Braziers, Oxfordshire, UK