Photo by Luke Montgomery

I am a multi-disciplinary maker of Things about Places. My projects take many forms – from installations to festivals to computer games – but they share an awareness of the textures, systems and stories that transform spaces into places. I’m keen to explore the interface between landscapes, buildings and people; the new and old identities that inhabitants relate and attach to architecture.

I prefer to think of my three-dimensional work, not as sculpture, but as artefact. (If Sigmund Freud were a psychogeographer today, I perhaps make the articles that might furnish his study)

I grew up in Beckton, a Thatcher-era suburb in the London Docklands, where the built environment attempted but didn’t quite succeed in obliterating traces of the industrial landscape. I studied architecture and urban design and these themes continue to pervade my work, however I began to be more interested in the shape of things beyond their immediate design. What does a building do besides what it thinks it does? What hidden meanings do we build into our landscapes? How significant is place?


Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

MArch Urban Design
Passed with Distinction

Queens’ College, Cambridge

BA (Hons) Architecture

Exhibitions & Projects

* = forthcoming

Solo / Duo

2017 – The Rebellious Script, with Geoff Titley – A-Side B-Side Gallery, part of Art Licks weekend (London)
2017 – The Cartographer Tries to Map her Way to Deptford – Deli X, part of Deptford X Fringe (London)


2017 – Kleptomania – Stoke Newington Library (London)*
2017 – Barking Arts Trail – National Trust Eastbury Manor (London)
2017 – Original 200 – Cupola Contemporary (Sheffield)
2017 – Summer Salon – Lubomirov Angus-Hughes (London)
2017 – Locality – Divine Locale Contemporary Arts Festival (Derby)
2017 – Platforms Projects Art Fair, with Lubomirov Angus-Hughes (Athens)
2017 – Stimulus – Greenhouse (Berlin)
2017 – Antennae – Lubomirov Angus-Hughes (London)
2017 – Summer Exhibition – Boundary Road Gallery (London)
2017 – Open Contemporary Young Artist Award Show – Biscuit Factory (Newcastle)
2017 – Open Houses Arts Trail – Saltaire Inspired (Yorkshire)
2017 – In the Basement – Star of Kings (London)
2017 – Stimulus – Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus (Athens)
2016 – At This Point in Time – Scottish Arts Club (Edinburgh)
2016 – ING Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries (London)

Creative Production & Curating

2016 – Avian Avenue (Stoke-on-Trent)
2015-16 – Castle Drogo Inside Out – National Trust Castle Drogo (Devon, UK)
2012 – The Bird House (London)
2011-13 – Sound Tracks Festival (London)

Awards & Residencies

Open Contemporary Young Artist Award 2017 – Finalist
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)

Selected Press

TV & Radio

BBC TV London news
BBC Radio Stoke
London Fields Radio
Hoxton Radio
Quest Radio

Printed Press

London Evening Standard
Hackney Gazette
Docklands Paper
Tavistock Times
Stoke Sentinel


Vice Magazine
Time Out

Amanda Lwin works under the moniker Places & Things. logo_red-2

She is also a founding member of artist collective Dovetail Foundry.

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