One of the leading curators of architecture in the UK, Vanessa has commissioned and curated a range of exhibitions that celebrate architecture in a wider context. She has been a pioneer of urban installations, overseeing a series of temporary pavilions in Bedford Square. In 2012 she was co-curator of the exhibition Venice Takeaway for the British Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Biennale. Venice Takeaway – a global research project – asked 10 architectural teams to undertake study trips to bring back new models for British architectural practice. First shown in Venice, the exhibition then travelled to the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.
In 2015 Vanessa joined a panel of international experts advising the Albanian Government on a series of cultural competitions.
Vanessa has contributed to publications, magazines and blogs on the subject of art and architecture and is a guest critic at student and international juries. Clients include The British Council, The Embassy of Switzerland and the Wellcome Collection.
Design South East Panel Member
Lay Assessor RIBA London Regional Awards 2016
Judge: Archiboo Awards & International Building Press, 2021