Vanessa is an architecture curator and consultant. A strategic thinker with over 25 years of experience creating and delivering quality cultural content. An accomplished public speaker, writer and thinker who has helped shape architectural discourse.
She has been a pioneer of urban installations, overseeing a series of temporary pavilions in Bedford Square, London and beyond. 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. As creative director at the Building Centre, London she established a recognisable and relevant brand, commissioning and curating projects aiming to explore how we can build sustainably, respecting planet and people.
Vanessa works with architects, artists, institutions and governments and believes that working across professions in collaboration makes for the most interesting and robust of projects. As a curator and cultural strategist she works to positively transform spaces from pavements, to pavilions to cities.
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 Brighton Festival, The British Council, The Embassy of Switzerland and the Wellcome Collection.
Design South East Panel Member
British Pavilion 2023 Selection Committee, Venice Architecture Biennale
Judge: Archiboo Awards & International Building Press Awards, 2022