Fiona Shipwright is a writer and editor, originally from London, based in Berlin since 2014. Her writing has particularly focused on the overlaps between architecture, urbanism and culture, as well as the city she now calls home.
A founding member of the &beyond collective, between 2014–2016 she was an editor for uncube, the digital magazine for architecture and beyond. Alongside recent projects such as Archifutures, she has also worked on editorial projects with Ruby Press, transmediale and raumlabor, among others. In 2019, she was the editor for Making Futures School, a non-disciplinary learning environment for spatial practices.
Fiona holds a BA in Fine Art & Philosophy from the University of Reading and an MA in Critical Writing & Curatorial Practice from Chelsea College of Art & Design. Between 2009–2014 she worked for Phaidon Press in London on a range of print and digital projects such as Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas (2013), 20th Century Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas (2012) and Dieter Rams: As Little Design As Possible (2011).
As well as co-founding the discursive format series Way Too Concrete, exploring aspects of spatial production and representation, Fiona has written for The Architectural Review, PORT, rhizome, The Wire, Eye on Design and mono.kultur. Between 2019–2022, she was Online Editor of Haus der Kulturen der Welt‘s Anthropocene Curriculum project, a long-term initiative that explores frameworks for critical knowledge and education in our contemporary epoch—the Anthropocene. As of 2023, she is part of the Publications team at the same institution.
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