Ann is an art, architecture and design writer based in London. Her education is in Art History and Design Criticism and her career experience includes research and communications roles with international design and architecture studios, dRMM Architects and Adjaye Associates. Ann has worked as a freelance writer and content consultant for five years, writing remotely from London, New York and Malta since 2016.

 

Ann's process is collaborative, positioning language as a part of the design process. She works with architects, artists and designers to develop written context and coherency around visual and built work. This translates into process writing, project narratives, bid and award text, strategy and thought leadership content. 

Ann also regularly writes for publications on art, architecture, design and culture. In the UK architectural press, she was the first writer to interview and report on the formation of the Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN), an independent activist and knowledge sharing group that has expanded to international scope and audiences.

 

Ann has edited, co-edited and contributed to books on design and art, including Dar L-Ewropa, 2009; Modernist Malta, 2009; Please, Don’t Be a Dick, 2014; V001, 2019 and the upcoming catalogue for fuse, a site-specific art project delivered by the Valletta Cultural Agency and curated by Elyse Tonna. Ann is copyeditor for the Artpaper and Market Cafe Mag and has been writer and editor for Valletta Contemporary, a contemporary art gallery based in Valletta, Malta, since 2018.

In 2019, Ann opened a photography and text-based exhibition titled The Spaces that Connect Us, examining the social constructs of an internetless society in rural America. In summer 2020, she curated Other Places, a watercolour exhibition featuring thirteen works by Malta-based artist Sebastian Tanti Burlò.

SELECTED TEXTS

Architecture's Climate Crusade

NEW LONDON ARCHITECTURE, ISSUE 41 

Before and After Other Places

TIMES OF MALTA, AUGUST 2020

The Spaces that Connect Us

VALLETTA CONTEMPORARY, 2019