Fiona Shipwright is a writer and editor in Berlin, originally from London, who focuses on architecture, urbanism and culture.
She has a particular interest in the relationship between physical and digital incarnations of the built environment and as a self-confessed Berlinophile, when not wandering around it, she also writes about her adopted city.
A founding member of the &beyond collective, between September 2014 and April 2016 she was an editor for uncube, the digital magazine for architecture and beyond. Alongside recent &beyond projects such as Archifutures, she has worked on editorial projects with Ruby Press, transmediale and Urban School Ruhr. In 2015 she coordinated the English-language editorial and social media areas of the inaugural edition of the Make City architecture and urbanism festival in Berlin. Her writing has also appeared on rhizome, super/collider, The Architectural Review and elsewhere.
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 and 2014 she worked for the visual arts publisher Phaidon Press in London, first as an assistant editor on titles 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), and later as an editor on the publisher’s emerging digital list.
Photo: Lena Giovanazzi