James Heartfield and James Woudhuysen are the leading directors of audacity, and regularly broadcast on radio and television. Both James and James write and speak more broadly, maintaining personal websites at www.heartfield.org and www.woudhuysen.com respectively.
Kate Moorcock Abley is the managing director of audacity, and with husband Ian Abley, an experienced architect, they manage the projects undertaken. We are open to suggestions about projects to undertake.
Kate Moorcock Abley, Managing Director of audacity, and editor of audacity publications. Kate works as a researcher on commercial and institutional programmes. A teacher by occupation, she has also worked on the Sport Programme at the Big Lottery Fund, in the planning and monitoring of capital and social projects. Kate invites research proposals.
Ian Abley, Project Manager for audacity, and an experienced site Architect. He is interested in everything between the manufacturing of vacuum insulation and the building of mile high towers. He is co-author of Why is construction so backward? (2004) and co-editor of Manmade Modular Megastructures. (2006) He is planning 250 new British towns.
James Heartfield, Director of audacity, author of the Unpatriotic History of the Second World War, (2012) Let's Build! - Why we need five million new homes in the next 10 years, (2006) and Green Capitalism - Manufacturing Scarcity in an age of abundance. (2008) James enjoys public debate and speaks widely in support of industrial development.
James Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University, Leicester, editorial board member of the Journal of Consumer Behaviour, and columnist for sp!ked. Director of audacity, and co-author of Why is construction so backward? (2004) Co-author, with Joe Kaplinsky, of Energ!se: A future for energy innovation, (2009) and editor of Big Potatoes: the London Manifesto for Innovation, (2012) published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. www.bigpotatoes.org
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Graham Barnfield, 2003 Fellow of the Wilsonian-FIU, he has written widely on US Cultural politics and policy in 1930s America. A programme leader in journalism at the University of East London, he is an affiliate editor of Reconstruction and MagLab. Graham is a freelance writer with experience of the booming economies of the Middle East.
Daniel Ben-Ami, is the author of Ferraris For All (2012), his book defending economic progress, and Cowardly Capitalism (2001), on global finance. He has worked as a journalist for 25 years, contributing to numerous national and international publications. Daniel argues for more growth, not less. He wants more production and consumption for all.
Colin Davies, Professor of Architecture at London Metropolitan University, he is the author of The Prefabricated Home (2005), and Key Houses of the Twentieth Century (2006). Architect, teacher, writer and historian, he believes that technology, history and theory are closer than is normally supposed and often overlap. Colin argues for Pattern Books.
Mark Beachill, recently graduated from the University of East London with First Class Honours in Journalism. He is now reading for a PhD at the University of Sunderland. He writes for UEL's journal Rising East, and can be followed on http://twitter.com/markbeachill and http://en-gb.facebook.com/markbeachill for starters.
Mark Harrop, an experienced self-employed fabricator-welder, works and lives in Horbury, near Wakefield in West Yorkshire. He has supported the 250 New Towns Club from the start in September 2010 and develops new events. He has an interest in photography and appreciates the pressing need to communicate fresh political ideas.
Owen Hatherley, researched Everyday Life, Mass Production, Mass Politics and the Avant Garde in Weimar Germany and the USSR, 1917-1934, his PhD at Birkbeck College, London. Owen blogs on Architecture, Cultural Studies and Politics, and writes for Socialist Worker, Historical Materialism, BD, New Statesman, and Archinect.
John McKean, an architect, historian and critic, has taught for many years. He is the author of various books and many essays on architecture, but mostly about episodes in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century design. His work is in the study of architecture - of urban places, of designers, and often of individual buildings and their insides.
Tony Pierce, with over 30 years experience in local government, is the Director of Urbisnet Consulting Limited; for clients looking for a systems-thinking approach to the management and improvement of town planning, housing, and regeneration services. He believes in planning strategically on a scale to advance the pace of architectural production.
Jonathan Schwinge was a scholarship diploma student at the Architectural Association. His "Airlander" project was exhibited in the Ford Journey Zone at the Millennium Dome in 2000. Working for various commercial architects he started Schwinge Ltd in 2005, as an inventive design and technology driven office. He has designed a Mile High Tower.
Ross Wolfe Ross Wolfe is a writer and researcher currently living in New York whose work focuses on Soviet and European history, Marxism, and the avant-garde in architecture. His book, The Graveyard of Utopia: Soviet Urbanism and the Fate of the International Avant-Garde, is due to be published in the next few months by Zero Books.
audacity organises authoritative international research, engaging seminars, large conferences, and a provocative website. Our work would have been far less successful without the support given by a number of professional photographers, who we thank, and heartily recommend.
Elisabeth Blanchet loves taking pictures of people and places. Documenting other people's lives has become her job. Based in London she regularly works with Time Out London and other UK papers and magazines. She contributes to the continental press, such as Le Figaro, Le Soir, l'Agefi, Cote Ouest, Marie-Claire, and Groupe Bayard-Presse.
Andrew Brooks is a photographer, a conceptual digital artist and film maker living and working in Manchester. He says '... no matter how much digital application is going on, the atmosphere and feel of a picture is always the most important thing.' Andrews creative process often results in capturing hundreds of images to create a complete work.
Susan Craig-Greene works for The Advocacy Project. Her role is to coordinate and promote literacy projects for secondary school-aged children and adults, not only through traditional literacy classes but also by making learning more accessible through computers and online learning resources. Susan works closely with Gypsies and Travellers.
Simon Punter works for advertising agencies, designers, magazine and book publishers, engineers, and government agencies. He works on location and from his 500 square foot studio space in Hove, near Brighton. His work is completely colour managed, and he welcomes unusual assignments. He has recently been photographing from cranes.
Mary Turner is an award winning photographer based in the South East of England. For the past six years she has worked for regional and national newspapers and magazines in the UK. Mary currently freelances for several clients. She is widely travelled and experienced at working with a wide variety of subjects both in the UK and abroad.
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