My work is situated between architectural design, visual practice and urban sociological research. Having experience primarily in commercial and retail design, my current focus within architectural practice is concerned with the exploration and agency of urban context. My academic work is engaged with the changing shape of cities and the influence of systems, both physical and digital, on the urban form. Much of this work is undertaken through visual practice, using an analytical methodology to reassemble familiar spaces into alternative ways of seeing.
Apr. 2014 - Present - Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, London - Research Assistant
Research Assistant (part time) to Izaskun Chinchilla Moreno on a Public Engagement Fellowship.
The project involves working with Camden Council, UCL and the Bartlett School of Architecture.
Jun. 2014 - Present - Picfair, London - Picture Editor
Editorial and social media for an open-to-all image market.
Jan. 2011 – Present Freelance, London, UK - Designer
Fine art and documentary design commissions for private clients and publications
Nov. 2011 – Present Gasket Gallery, London, UK - Founding member
Conception and establishment of photographic gallery
Co-ordination, design and maintenance of online presence
Curation, installation and co-ordination of temporary photographic exhibition
Mar. 2014 - Jul. 2014 - Art on the Underground, London - Assistant (Voluntary placement)
Assisting in project administration, research, archival maintenance, accessibility auditing and front of house tasks for one of the leading contemporary art commissioning programmes in the UK.
Feb. 2007 - Sep. 2013 - RTKL Architects, London, UK - Designer
Concept and design planning for large-scale retail and commercial projects in the Middle East, China and Europe
Production, co-ordination and delivery of technical drawing packages and conceptual design presentations
Curation and facilitation of corporate exhibition and conference events
Jan. 2006 – Jan. 2007 University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia - Tutor
Tutoring Bachelor of Architecture 4th year Histories and Theories of Architecture, and 3rd year Theories of Modernity
Presentation of course material and additional support to approximately 50 students per semester.
Assessment of oral and written presentation of student work.
Dec. 2003 – Jan. 2007 DesignInc Architects, Adelaide, South Australia - Graduate Architect
Design input into residential, commercial and public projects, competitions and other submissions
Experience in documentation, preparation of drawings for planning approval, tender and construction
Dec. 1999 – Jun. 2004 JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, South Australia - Sales and Marketing Assistant
Liaising with artists and clients for the provision and commission of artworks
Management of artworks on consignment, including invoicing and payment of artists
Preparation of graphic material for exhibition and advertising
Oct. 2013 -‘Leap-Second’ Exhibition
Exhibiting artist as part of Leap-Second exhibition - Hart, S., 2013. ‘Urban Terroir’
Oct. 2013 - Gasket ‘Leap-Second’ Exhibition and Events
Curation and co-ordination of photographic exhibition shown in 2 London galleries
Preparation and management of supporting published material (web and physical)
Co-ordination of workshops and associated creative events
Sep. 2013 - London Lab Design Conference
Curation and co-ordination of the 2013 RTKL London Lab Design Conference. The event was held over 3 days with 30 participants from various international locations. Focusing on the concept of 'Performance-driven design in practice', the conference featured lectures, debates and design exercises all designed to give people tools for making quantitative assessments of performance. My role also included the design and implementation of a system of data visualisation using D3 software to measure and assess peoples' experience in real time over the course of the conference.
Jul. 2013 - IVSA 2013 Annual Conference : The Public Image
Panellist - Art and Research: Art Practice as Sociological Method
Paper presented - 'Refracted Space - Reassembling the cultural institution through an artistic photographic practice.'
Jun. 2013 - Gasket ‘Adrift’ Exhibition - Vienna
Coordination of travelling exhibition to be shown with Viennese gallery partner.
Preparation and management of supporting published material (web and physical).
Liaison with international partners and clients.
Dec. 2012 - 'Behind the wall' in Materiality
Photo essay and text exploring the architectural library.
HART, S., 2012. Behind the wall. Materiality, 1, 50-53.
Jan. 2006 – Monument Magazine Next Generation Design Top 40
Named in Monument Magazine’s Design Top 40, listing the magazine’s nomination for Australia’s top 40 Design Graduates in all fields of Design for 2005
Nov. 2005 – Visual Art and Design Research Group – Research in Design Award
Final Year Award UniSA for the exploration and application of research principles within the Final Year Design project
Oct 2012 - Oct 2014 Masters in Photography and Urban Cultures, Goldsmiths College (UCL)
Nov 2013 - Front-End Web Development - Steer
Aug 2013 - Digital Visualisation, Chart.js, D3, Processing - Steer
Nov 2008 - Photography, Art and Architecture (Short Course), Central St Martins College of Art and Design
Jan 2001 – Nov 2005 Bachelor of Architecture, University of South Australia
Jan 1996 – Nov 1999 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) University of Adelaide
Mac or PC environment
Creative Suite - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat
Office Suite - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote
2D computer-aided design and drafting - AutoCad, Revit
3D visualisation - Revit, SketchUp
Digital image processing and asset management - Lightroom, Aperture
Content Management Systems
Online publishing platforms - Squarespace, Wordpress, Blogger
Social media platforms
Proficiency and familiarity
Data Visualisation - Chart.js, D3, Processing