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I am currently Course Director for the BA(Hons) Photography and Imaging at LSBU, having joined the University in 2015 as Senior Lecturer in Photography. I have taught photography and media in further and higher education since 1993, while maintaining an artistic and research practice. I publish regularly on the intersection between critical spatial studies and networked culture. My teaching is research informed and student centred and is based on bridging theory and practice with interactive workshops making use of city space, media innovations and industry links.
My published writings and conference presentations combine my interests in the networked image with the fields of critical spatial practice and literary studies, which have both been key interests since my early career. This has recently led me to explore networked images of educational spaces, and the CGI representations of 'learning.'
My writings on the politics of the networked architectural image have been published in the journals Philosophy of Photography, the Journal of Media Practice, E-Tropic and Leonardo Electronic Almanac as well as the book On the Verge of Photography, Imaging beyond representation (Intellect Books, 2013.) A chapter critiquing the self-image of the of the modern financialised university through its CGI visualisations was published in June 2022 in the book Co-Curating the Future: Universities and urban heritage past and future.
I am also an exhibited artist, and as part of a team comprising games designer Tabea Iseli and artist Alan Warburton, won the Post-Photography Prototyping Prize 2018, organised by Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland) in collaboration with the Photographers’ Gallery, London and the Julius Baer Foundation. My artistic practice explores the performative aspects of imaging and its materiality.
Photography and Imaging - BA (Hons)
Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, London Institute.
Institute of Education, University of London
University of East London
Gwent College of Higher Education,
Senior Lecturer, Photography. Acting Course Director from September 2017, Teaching and Learning Lead for the Department of Arts and Creative Industries.
Delivering modules across 3 years of BA(Hons) Photography, MA supervision. Curriculum development including origination and internal verification of theory and practice modules at level 4. Research duties: publication, exhibition & conference presentation.
Co-ordination of curriculum areas in digital arts, media and humanities, line management of sessional and salaried lecturers, course co-ordination and delivery of teaching on Level 3 BTEC Foundation Media and BTEC Level 2 Creative Media production, as well as non-accredited courses.
Liason with external organisations with regard to live briefs, collaborations and progression.
Course Quality Nominee roles: OCN (Level 2 Creative Media Production) and Pearson (Level 3 Foundation Diploma Art and Design)
Co-ordination of the Photomedia subject area.
Origination and delivery of teaching in core art and design contextual studies / theory and imaging practice across 3 years of Bachelor of New Media Arts.
Supervision of honours and masters students.
2nd Supervisor to PhD student Ann Vardanega.
Discipline advisor to Completion Panel, PhD students Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper
Elected member of Gallery Administrative Committee
Member of JCU SOCA Research Excellence Australia submission assessment panel 2012 (Photomedia DEG)
Management, organisation and delivery of fine-art based photography and moving image courses. Responsibilities for budgeting, curriculum planning and development, staff performance planning, recruitment, community liaison, interviewing. Liaison with external examiners, preparation of course reports and QA reviews. Organisation of work integrated learning and liaison with feeder courses in FE sector.
Participation in course validation events; UCA Farnham (BA(Hons) Computer Games design), UCA Rochester (revalidation of Foundation Degree Art and Design), Tresham College (Foundation Art and Design). Appointed acting Cluster Leader for Film Video and Photography cluster (last 3 months of post.)
Management and running resource areas within community based photography resource centre. Line management of team of part and full time technical staff. Technical and professional advice to members. Professional level teaching: location and lighting workshops, studio lighting, large format and colour photography. Participation in longer term educational projects in liaison with external bodies. Member of education committee.
Deferred Heritage: digital renderings of sites of future knowledge production.
Brown, A. (2020). Deferred Heritage: digital renderings of sites of future knowledge production. in: Melhuish, C. and Benesch, H. (ed.) Co-curating the City: Universities and Urban Heritage Past and Future London UCL Press.
Brown, A., Iseli, T and Warburton, A (2020). Capture. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 07 Sep - 24 Oct 2020
Post Photography Prototyping Prize 2018
Brown, Adam, Iseli, Tabea and Warburton, Alan Post Photography Prototyping Prize 2018.
Univercity: Images of Success and Structures of Risk
Brown, A. (2018). Univercity: Images of Success and Structures of Risk. Media Practice and Education. 19 (1), pp. 30-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/14682753.2017.1362169
Radio Buncefield at Punto de Fuga
Brown, A (2015). Radio Buncefield at Punto de Fuga. Punto de Fuga, Paris, France 12 2015 - 16 Nov 2016
Brown, A (2015). Buncefield Soundsystem. The Photographer's Gallery, London 24 - 24 Oct 2015
Who Told you that you were Analogue?
Brown, A (2017). Who Told you that you were Analogue? Loose Associations. 3 (3), pp. 22-25.
How To Photograph Onion Skins
Brown, A (2016). How To Photograph Onion Skins. Unthinking Photography.
The Point Source: Blindness, Speech and Public Space
Brown, A (2014). The Point Source: Blindness, Speech and Public Space. Leonardo Electronic Almanac. 20 (1), pp. 198-213.