James Lander

Location: London

I joined the live+work scheme from 2012-16. Recognising the importance of what took architect Ernö Goldfinger over 30 years to design, I embarked on an extended period of research at the University of the Arts London. Taking as a starting point a quote by Goldfinger from 1942, in which he advocated for parity between the artist and the specialist in non-art matters, I investigated the role of the non-specialist, using archives associated with Balfron Tower. The Chelsea Arts Club Trust / Barry Flanagan Award for PhD study has enabled me to undertake full time practice led research due for submission in 2018. I have experience of teaching MA Interior & Spatial Design and MA Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of the Arts.

Recent publications:
Walking Between Streets in The Sky, edited by Tamara Stoll and James, designed by Bec Worth, post-script UK publishing, 2017

Art Riot / Aftercare, edited by Dr Marsha Bradfield, post-script UK publishing, 2016

Storeyed: Balfron Tower/Rowlett Street Archives? James/those who wish to remain anonymous, Journal of Arts Writing by Students, Vol 1, Number 2, 2015

The Hydra, edited by Fangyu Cheng, Denise Clarke, Alice Evans, Robert Gadie, Penny Georgiou, Jennifer Murray, Stephanie Spindler, Maria Theodoraki and James, 2015


2016 Laufen nach Libken, Libken, Germany
2015 Balfron Tower/Rowlett Street Archives Film Hub at The Brutalist Playground, RIBA
2015 Structure Texture Future, Bow Open, Nunnery Gallery
2015 Display 13 curated by Sinead Bligh and Robert Gadie, Chelsea Cafe Project
2014 Balfron Season Open Studios+London Open House Weekend, Balfron Tower