Architectural pedagogy; live projects; design build projects; community design; service learning; public interest design; architectural design, interdisciplinary practice and research, co-design; community engagement.
Research group membership
Design, Research and Practice Research Group
Research grants and awards
2015 Central Research Fund. Phase 1 Award. £2921 to research live project education in South America.
2014-17 National Teaching Fellowship Award. £10,000 to research live project education and develop the Live Projects Network.
2014-15 Santander Research Scholarship. Award £2000 to visit South America to research live project education.
2008-9 TQEF Research-Informed Teaching, Higher Education Funding Council of England. Collaborative research project with grant holder, Robert Brown (University of Plymouth). Peer Assisted Learning module with Helena Webster
Live Projects Network
Design for the Common Good
Member of Editorial Board for "Charrette", the Journal of the association of architectural educators
Curator team, Design for the Common Good Exhibition, Denver 2022
Conference Chair of Architecture Connects, 4th international peer reviewed conference of the association of architectural educators, Oxford Brookes University 6-9 September 2017
Member of Jury for the SEED, dbXchange and Live Projects Network Awards 2017
Co-convener of InHabit, The Oxford University Research Centre in the Humanities
2021. Prototypes for Meanwhile in Oxfordshire.
2020. Miss Acland's Gaze. Photographic projection installation for Photo Oxford 2020.
2020. Woodland Incubator. Sylva Foundation, Long Wittenham.
2019. Library of Things. Prototypes for Share Oxford.
2019. Etheldreda Laing exhibition of pioneer colour photographer, Bury Knowle Library, Oxford.
2018. Science Education Treehouse for the Oxford Trust, Stansfield Part, Oxford.
2017. Performance Pieces, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford.
2016. Fragments live build, exhibitions and Healthy Buildings feasibility study for The Hill.
2016. Playable Buildings for the Audiograft Festival run by the Sonic Arts Research Unit.
2015. Magdalen Wood Play Structures for Oxfordshire Play Association and Oxford City Council.
2015. Construction site hoarding for GreenSquare, Northway, Oxford.
2014. "Dwelling, Arrival and Entrance". Three Live Projects for the National Trust.
2014. "Free Time", participatory collaboration at Templars Square Shopping Centre, Oxford.
2014. Urban Sports Day", Temple Cowley, Oxford.
2013. "Small Museum of Things" for Archeox community archaeology group.
2013. "Found!" archaeological exhibition installation, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
2013. “Collaborate”, Sixty-two different locations and organisations.
2013. “Lantern Festival”, Warneford Meadow, Oxford.
2012. "Breakthrough Lab" and "Domestic Appliances" for "Domestic Science" exhibition at Science Oxford.
2012. "Imaginary Spaces" for "The Art Take-Away", Tsang's Kitchen, Oxford for ArtWash.
2012. "Tall tales" installation for the "Other Worlds" exhibition, Oxford.
2011. "Fabrications" for The Story Museum, Oxford.
2011. Orientation signage for Jericho, Oxford. Oxford City Council.
2010-11. Accessibility strategies for Film Oxford. Live project.
2010. "Infobench" live project for Mount Place and Stratford High Street, International Architecture Student Festival.
2009-10. Strategies for Place Improvement, Jericho, Oxford for Oxford City Council and local residents.
2009. Tactile model for Oxfordshire Association for the Blind.
2009. Movable Ticket booth for Creation Theatre Company. Broad Street plus various locations in Oxford.
2008. "Sounds of the Place" movable art work. National Architecture Student Festival, Hungerford Bridge, London. Live project.
2007-8. "Environmental play structures" for Donnington Doorstep Family Centre. Live project.
Art / Performances
Anderson, J., 2014. Live Fortune Telling. In: Living and Learning. aae Conference 2014, University of Sheffield.
Anderson, J., 2012. Imaginary Spaces. In: Art Wash, Tsang's Kitchen, Iffley Road, Oxford. 12 June 2012.
Live Projects Network: https://liveprojectsnetwork.org/
Design for the Common Good: http://www.designforcommongood.net/
OB1 LIVE: https://ob1live.org/
aae 2017 "Architecture Connects" conference: https://aaeconference2017.wordpress.com/