About

 

Jenny Dunn is an artist and spatial designer working in a social context around themes of community and the environment.

She graduated from Manchester School of Art with a BA (hons) in Interior Architecture and worked for 8 years in design and architecture before completing an MA in Art and Social Practice in 2018.

Jenny is currently based between Nicosia, Cyprus and London, teaching at the University of Nicosia and working on Phygital, a project about making and open source technology. Alongside this she is developing new work around the stewardship of common land in Nicosia, caring for the land and the reciprocal care of the people. Communal walks will map the plants, traditions and narratives along the Pedieos river and this knowledge will be re-distributed throughout the community with neighbourhood cook ups, an open air exhibition and a publication.

 

Talks/Workshops

Blurring Boundaries Between Inhabiting, Designing, and Making, London Festival of Architecture, June 2019

Community Making Towards Situated Agency, UnConference | Free/Libre Technologies, Arts and the Commons, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, May 2019

A Design Led Approach to Social Practice: Making Spatial Interventions for Test Sites of Exchange, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Feb 2019

 

Exhibitions

Distributed Agri.Culture, ‘Domain’ International Group Exhibition, Lakatamia Folk Museum, Cyprus, Sept-Dec 2019 (Upcoming)

Community Making Film Screening, Social Art Summit, Site Gallery, Sheffield, Nov 2018

MA Final Show, Middlesex University, London, Sept 2018

Public Assembly: How Do We Belong, Group Show, Ply Gallery, London, April 2018

Free Range Design, Truman Gallery, London, June 2010

 

Teaching

Fine Art – Public Art and Socially Engaged Practice Class, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 2019

Guest Critic, BA Architecture, Westminster University, London, May 2016 & Dec 2018

In-Practice Mentor, MA Interior Design, Royal College of Art, London, Sept 2015 – June 2018