Alex Wilk

Alex Wilk works as an independent researcher and has professional experience in arts publishing. She is currently an editorial assistant at the photography and visual culture journal Archivo Platform. She also works as a research assistant for the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and previously for the designer Cecil Balmond. Alex was an editor of Balmond Studio’s e-journal Thinking in Practice and led the production of Balmond’s book Crossover (Prestel, 2013). Alex’s research takes visual and textual formats: she has taken part in art residency programmes, exhibitions and has published articles. Underpinning her interests is an exploration of the cultural construction of nature, voice and the subject from posthumanist and feminist perspectives. Alex holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Recent articles

Imagine leaving your home, your workshop or school to find the air of your hometown thickened into a dark fog emanating from underground. This is what occurred in the village of Trecate, northern Italy, when in 1994 a SARPOM oil well exploded, covering the town with crude oil for days…. Read more »

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The enormous Boathouse 4 of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has housed many stories. Built in 1939, it met the need for rapid rearmament prior to the start of World War II. Yet since the end of the war, the Portsmouth Dockyard was marked by a steep decline in employees resulting… Read more »

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One of the main protagonists of Italian radical architecture, multidisciplinary artist and researcher Ugo La Pietra has dedicated his life to the understanding of the power relations embedded into our modern cities. He has seen the city of Milan change considerably over the years, with the development of new neighbourhoods, new… Read more »

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