Jonathan Mosley
Associate Professor / Architect / Artist

Jonathan Mosley is an associate professor of architecture and a practicing architect/artist. He leads design research within the PhD and Master of Architecture programmes at Bristol UWE. Jonathan specializes in the interface between architecture, urbanism and conceptual art, examining cultures of occupation of architectural space. He is best known for his trans-disciplinary, creative, research practice that takes the form of events, publications and installations initiated in collaboration with artist Sophie Warren that have been commissioned, published and exhibited internationally, including: a mapping project Doing Things Separately Together (with Axel Wieder) for Arnolfini, Bristol (2014); Utopian talk-show line-up at Bilgi University, Istanbul (2014), Moderna Museet, Malmo (2014) (with ResArc and Malmo University), Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2013); Rogue Game (with Can Altay) a series of hybrid games forming solo exhibitions at Firstsite, Colchester (2015), Spike Island, Bristol (2012) (Rootstein Hopkins Award), Casco, Utrecht (2011) and The Showroom, London (2010); and other projects exhibited at Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, Gasworks, London, The Armory Show and Frederieke Taylor, New York.

His publications include: Mosley, J and Sara, R. (eds.) (2013) ‘The Architecture of Transgression’ Architectural Design, (Wiley Academy) and Mosley, J and Warren. S (eds.) (2012) ‘Beyond Utopia’ (Errant Bodies Press) presenting an AHRC funded project for an architectural vertical common; and extensive exploration of the collaborative work featured in Robin Wilson (2015) ‘Image, Text, Architecture’ (Ashgate), Smith, E. (2015) ‘The Practice of Place’ (Bedford Press), Stott, T. (2015) ‘Play and Participation in Contemporary Art Practices’ (Routledge), Louis Rice (ed.) (2014) ‘Architecture and Transgression’ (Routledge), Nadir Lahiji (ed.) (2011), ‘The Political Unconscious of Architecture’ (Ashgate), Jane Rendell (ed.) (2007) ‘Critical Architecture’ (Routledge).

In 2016 Jonathan and Sophie are Institute Français laureates at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and have won awards from Arts Council England and British Council for their forthcoming project Architecture of WE.


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