James is a writer, editor, designer and broadcaster working in the fields of architecture, design, e-culture and technology. He is the curator of contemporary architecture and design at ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design.
Formerly European editor-at-large at ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architecture platform, he has practiced architecture in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. In 2016 he co-curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th Biennale Architettura di Venezia and in 2018 participated in the central exhibition—FREESPACE—at the 16th.
With bylines at Metropolis, PIN-UP, Domus Volume, Monocle, Mousse, Disegno, and Real Review among others, he is also a regular voice on Monocle 24 radio. James has been a visiting critic or lecturer at the University of Cambridge, The Bartlett (UCL), University College Dublin, the Architectural Association, the CASS, Design Academy Eindhoven, the Strelka Institute, TU Delft, the Berlage Institute, and MIT. He sits on the advisory board of the Future Architecture Platform and is a part of the Housing the Human network.