Shumi Bose

Senior Lecturer and Contextual Studies Co-ordinator, BA Architecture, Central Saint Martins, London

About Speaker

Shumi Bose is an architectural writer, historian, editor – and teacher, responsible for coordinating Contextual Studies for BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins in London. Covering architectural history, theory and broader cultural issues, her background is in publishing, working internationally on books, magazines and websites and exhibitions about architecture, design and art.

In 2012, Shumi was a curatorial collaborator working with Sir David Chipperfield in his directorship of the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, Common Ground. She co-edited 'Common Ground: A Critical Reader' and Juergen Teller’s 'Common Ground in Photographs' (Marsilio, 2012).

Shumi also teaches history and theory at the Architectural Association and has held editorial positions at Blueprint magazine, Strelka Press, Afterall, the Architects Journal and Volume magazine, acted as freelance curator for the British Council, RIBA and as curatorial assistant at Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Publications include Places for Strangers (with mæ architects, Park Books, 2014) and Real Estates (with Fulcrum, Bedford Press, 2014).