ABOUT

I grasp every opportunity to make thought-provoking content at the intersections of cultural history, politics, and the arts.

I am a producer, curator, writer, and researcher based in London. I also have extensive experience in live radio, podcast, and audio documentary production, using industry-standard recording and editing equipment, and developing transferable communication, creative, and technical AV skills. I produce EMPIRE LINES, a podcast which uncovers the unexpected flows of empires through art, and historicity, a series of audio walking tours exploring how cities got to be the way they are, recorded on location in London (2022) and Tokyo (2023), with academic Angus Lockyer, the Institute of Historical Research, and the Sasakawa Foundation. From articles and reviews, to exhibition texts and book chapters, I pitch, write, and edit for print publications like The New European, Tortoise, gowithYamo, Artmag, The Quietus, and The Indiependent.

My work as Production Coordinator at Message Heard extended from my experience as Client Relations Manager at Intelligence Squared, the world’s leading forum for live discussion and debate, and Producer at PODMASTERS. I contributed my unique perspectives on international politics, and stories missed by the Westminster-centric media. I initiated and produce podcass like Cross Examination with leading public lawyer Tom Cross, Art on the Mind with Emily Steer (forthcoming), and freelance for The Guardian and Tate.

I have also worked across the live programme-making process, shadowing BBC Radio 4 Specials producer Giles Edwards in London, and News Editor Jason Beck at Wave105. For three years and Edinburgh Festivals, I produced and presented political-cultural radio programmes for FreshAir.org.uk, Edinburgh’s student radio station. As Press Manager (FreshFringe 2019) and Head of Arts (2019-2020), I professionalised, expanded, and amplified the station’s cultural programming. I produced and presented The Arts Show, a weekly live broadcast with exclusive interviews, reviews, and features from Edinburgh’s diverse arts scene – from theatre to literature, film to the visual arts. Beyond content creation, these roles also demand strong marketing and social media skills.

In my practice, I deconstruct complicated ideas, and platform ‘alternative’, often marginalised perspectives – to make the complex accessible, not simple.

Drawing on my experiences as a second-generation migrant, I presented an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought (September 2020) on contemporary Yugoslav diasporic identity, featured on BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Week and BBC Radio Shropshire. Published by the Political Studies Association, my dissertation uses political satires to understand Tito’s socialist Yugoslavia uniquely. During my Politics (MA), I pursued interdisciplinary courses and ‘alternative’ sources as art and oral testimonies, to view twentieth-century histories from different, plural perspectives. I continue to learn about cultures through travel, and critical engagement with museums, galleries, and different approaches to curation.

I am particularly interested in questions surrounding sustainability. My debut podcast documentary series, INDIAscussion (2019-2020), unpacks environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability in the textile industry. Recorded on location in India and China, debates are presented ‘in discussion’ with local farmers and artisans, to businesses and international design houses. I hosted events with Focus:India to promote and extend the discussion, and was invited to deliver the keynote speech and workshop at the Edinburgh Sustainable Innovation Conference (ESIC) 2020. I produced a food sustainability podcast for Net Zero 2030: A Tortoise Moonshot (2020), led by Tortoise editor Giles Whittell. Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS), I produced Liberating Sustainability (November 2020), a series on intersectional environmental activism and education.