I was born and grew up in London in the 80s and 90s, and returned here after being in Glasgow for six years to do my doctoral research at Roehampton researching materialities of the female voice. Landing back in London I realised how quickly the city had changed in so short a time. This awareness of the speed of change - especially relating to who gets to take up space and at what social costs – has stuck with me. I make work with collective the International Western about this speed, about dream-homes in the ruins of the city’s industrial past, and about what we describe as “the technosocial mechanisms of contemporary living”. Alongside teaching Drama, Theatre and Performance at institutions across the UK, most recently at Kingston and Birkbeck, I make work with sound and produce interdisciplinary events about sound and subjective response. I am Adjunct Professor of Performance Studies at Syracuse University, London and a trustee of Longplayer.