Jaspar Joseph-Lester's research is situated between art making, curating and writing and draws from the fields of architecture, design, urban studies, human geography, philosophy, cinema and media studies, spatial theory and economics. Here he has focused on the conflicting ideological frameworks embodied in representations of modernity, urban renewal, regeneration and social organization as a means to better understand how art practice can slow down and redefine the successive cycle of masterplans and regeneration schemes that determine the cultural life of our cities. Key to this research is the development of platforms and contexts for art that force new ways of thinking the reconfiguration of social and life experiences for the future. He has exhibited his work internationally and is author of Revisiting the Bonaventure Hotel (Copy Press, 2012), editor of Walking Cities: London (Camberwell Press, 2017) and curator of Hard Engineering: Propositions for Future Ruins (The Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2018) and The Dallas Pavilion (Venice Biennale, 2013).  

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