CV

Degrees and Qualifications

  • 2011 – 2017 (expected): PhD Architectural History and Theory, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
  • 2011: MA Visual Culture, Faculty of Art & Design, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2010: MA Theatre and Media Studies, Faculty of Theatre & Television, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • 2008: BA Universal and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Babes-Bolyai University

Teaching

  • 2017-present (ongoing): Teaching Fellow in Architectural History and Theory, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
  • 2015-present (ongoing): Lecturer in Interior Architecture History and Theory, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London
  • 2015-present (ongoing): Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in Architectural History, BScY3 Architecture, Bartlett, UCL
  • 2015-17: Teaching Assistant in the History of London Architecture, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2016-17: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in Architectural History, MA Architectural History, Bartlett, UCL
  • 2016-17: Taster Lecturer (Years 8-12), UCL Outreach Department and Widening Participation
  • 2016-17: Associate Lecturer, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Other appointments

  • 2016: Venice Architecture Biennale Fellow, British Council
  • 2012-16: Director, Arts Facilitation London
  • 2012-14: Administrator at the UCL Urban Laboratory
  • 2013, 2014: Assistant curator at annual Cities Methodologies exhibition

Selected Publications

  • Andron, S., “The Right to the City Is the Right to the Surface: A Case for a Surface Commons (in 8 Arguments, 34 Images and some Legal Provisions)”, in Brighenti, A.M. & Kärrholm, M. (eds), Urban Walls. Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces, forthcoming
  • Andron, S., “The Surface Is Interface: Exploring Urban Surfaces as Sites of Publicness, Regulation and Visibility”, in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, forthcoming
  • Andron, S., “The Eton Graffiti”, exhibition catalogue essay for artist Liane Lang’s Old School exhibition at Eton College, November 2017
  • Andron, S., “Selling Streetness as Experience. The Role of Street Art Tours in Branding the Creative City”, in The Sociological Review, forthcoming
  • Andron, S., “The Site Is the Surface: Street Art Placement and Adaptation in London’s Blackall Street”, in Castoro, M. and Vasilikou, C. (eds), Contesting Artscapes: a collection of essays on cultural localities and political narratives in emergent urban art, forthcoming
  • Andron, S., “Interviewing Walls: Towards a Method of Reading Hybrid Surface Inscriptions” in Avramidis, K. and Tsilimpounidi, M., Graffiti and Street Art: Reading, Writing and Representing the City, London: Routledge, 2017
  • Andron, S., “Paint. Buff. Shoot. Repeat. Re-photographing Graffiti in London”, in Campkin, B. and Duijzings, G. (eds), Engaged Urbanism. Cities and Methodologies, London: IB Tauris, 2016
  • Andron, S., “Framing Transgression. The Role of City Surface Structures in the Placement of Street Art”, in Kakunko, S., Harlizius-Klück, E., Körner, H. (eds), Framings, Berlin: Logos, 2015
  • Andron, S. and Ramos, R., “The City and the Virtual: The Use of Digital Technology in 3D Street Art”, in Fuggle, S. and Henri, T. (eds), Return to the Street, London: Pavement Books, 2015

Selected projects and talks

2017

  • Urban Mythology and Mundane Disaster: Death in Pop Art from Warhol to Basquiat lecture at the Royal Academy, part of the Vogue and Vanitas of Mortality art history course
  • Surface Space lecture for Y3 Architectural History and Theory module, Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Graffiti, Memory and the City talk at The London Festival of Architecture
  • Participation in the International Summer School in the Cultural Study of Law, Osnabrück, Germany, sponsored by the Architecture Research Fund

2016

  • Panel Speaker at the Paris Urban Art Fair
  • 100 Days of Leake Street: A Study of Repeat Photography as a Graffiti Research Method at Visualising the Street Conference, ASCA Cities, Amsterdam, Netherlands, sponsored by the UCL Graduate School
  • Street Art, Graffiti and the Right to the City at Particles Intermedia Lab and Festival, Arad, Romania, sponsored by Citizenit
  • 100 Days of Leake Street interactive website at Contested Cities conference, Madrid, Spain
  • Regeneration vs Degeneration: What Happens when Graffiti Takes Over? at the Art in the Streets Symposium, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

2015

  • Second Prize at UCL’s Three Minute Thesis Competition
  • Graffscapes: Spatial Impact and Graffiti Perception, at Future Cities Seminar, Bartlett, UCL
  • Inscribing Space lecture for Y3 Architectural History and Theory module, Bartlett School of Architecture

2014

  • Remove, Clean, Eradicate: A Critical Reading of UK Graffiti Policy, Kent Critical Law Society Annual Conference, University of Kent
  • 100 Days of Leake Street on show at the ANIMATE festival at AIGA Philadelphia
  • Train & Engage award panel judge for Public Engagement Department, UCL
  • 100 Days of Leake Street installation on show at the Cities Methodologies Exhibition, Urban Lab
  • Show and Tell: The Role of Walking Tours in Configuring London’s Street Art Scene, Competing Urbanisms workshop, University of Melbourne
  • The Graffiti Sessions: The Art and Justice of Sociable Cities conference organisation and production, with University College London, University of the Arts London, Southbank Centre and Global Street Art, sponsored by Grand Challenges for Sustainable Cities at UCL and the Design Against Crime Research Centre at UAL

2013

  • Taking Place: New Geographical Approaches to the Site-Specificity of Street Art, MediaGeo Conference, Art and Geography, Lyon, France
  • GraffiCity: Materialised Visual Practices in the Public Urban Space, Cologne, Germany
  • PhD Forum presentation at the Global Cities and Theories of Interruption Workshop, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, New York; sponsored by UCL Urban Laboratory
  • Taking Place: New Geographical Approaches to the Site-Specificity of Street Art, Urban Popcultures conference, Prague, Czech Republic; sponsored by the Architecture Research Fund and UCL Graduate School
  • Train & Engage public engagement award for Street Art and Graffiti Workshops
  • Framing Transgression. The Role of City Surface Structures in the Placement of Street Art, Frames and Framings Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

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