I am an artist and lecturer. My work is about the lived histories of places, and works with painting, wall drawing, constructions, artist’s books, and participatory practice. My artist’s practice is (often) as half of the collaboration Barbaresi & Round (see www.rachelbarbaresi.co.uk).

My doctoral research approaches Architecture as a Fine Artist, looking at the life of buildings after the architect has walked away, linking physical interventions and adaptions in buildings to ideas around social space. The research developed from a quote by the German Architect Johannes Uhl when reflecting on his 70’s development Neue Kreuzberger Zentrum in the present, ‘satellite dishes are wonderful!’

Education has an important role to play in my practice, connecting with the participatory and collaborative nature of my work. I teach on BA Fine Art Programme at Camberwell College of Art and on the CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon) Foundation course.