About

Jenny Dunn is a spatial designer, researcher and artist. Her practice involves working collaboratively with communities to explore and experiment with alternative realities where more democratic, ecological and creative ways of working can be practiced. Her research and collaboration with people and place is multi-disciplinary, using drawings, spatial interventions, co-design and co-making to test the boundaries of urban political ecologies and the commons. She works at the scale of the everyday, using dialogue and storytelling within projects to draw out narratives of the past, as well as possible futures in a world of ecological collapse.

Jenny graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2010 with a bachelors in Interior Architecture and her spatial practice focuses on sustainability and community. She completed a MFA in Art and Social Practice with Loraine Leeson in 2018. Jenny is currently based between London and Cyprus, teaching and working on the project Phygital at The University of Nicosia, researching the role of art, design and technology in the commons.

 

Talks/Workshops

Gardens of Resistance, Sickle & Code Events Programme, Oct 2019

Letters to the Land, artist led walk, Sickle & Code Events Programme, Oct 2019

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

Sickle & Code, Growing Home, International Group Exhibition, Lakatamia Folk Museum, Cyprus, Oct 2019-Feb 2020, curated by Evi Tselika, Peter Eramian and Elena Parpa

Social Art Summit, Community Making Film Screening, 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