My work is about cities, buildings, and landscapes. But it is not about designing these, in the traditional sense. Rather, it is perhaps as if I am standing on the outside and reading them as if they are artefacts of a distant civilisation. At other times, I might be deep within them so that the outside no longer matters. I look for the alchemy of transformation when base materials that cities are made of transmute into nostalgia, mythology and desire.
I grew up in Beckton, London and currently live in Hackney. I like it in Hackney but I’d rather live in Glasgow. I was born in London but my parents are Burmese (mixed with a little Chinese – probably Yunnan). I can speak French, a little Burmese and no Chinese.
Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
MArch Urban Design
Passed with Distinction
Queens’ College, Cambridge
BA (Hons) Architecture
Exhibitions & Projects
2017 – Open Houses Arts Trail – Saltaire Inspired (Yorkshire)
2017 – At This Point in Time – Scottish Arts Club (Edinburgh)
2016 – Christmas Bazaar – Lubomirov Angus-Hughes (London)
2016 – ING Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries (London)
2016 – What is the Point? – Strand Gallery (London)
2016 – Avian Avenue (Stoke-on-Trent)
2015-16 – Castle Drogo Inside Out – National Trust Castle Drogo (Devon, UK)
2015 – Hidden Narratives of Empty Spaces – Peckham Pelican (London)
2012 – The Bird House (London)
2011-13 – Sound Tracks Festival (London)
Awards & residencies
Venice Biennale / British Council Research & Stewardship Residency (2017)
Appetite Stoke / Arts Council (2015) – Grant funding for Avian Avenue
Sky Arts Award (2012) – Shortlisted
Room for London (2012)
TV & Radio
BBC TV London news
BBC Radio Stoke
London Fields Radio
London Evening Standard
Amanda works under the moniker Places & Things.
She is also a founding member of artist collective Dovetail Foundry.
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