Bio (in Brief)
I am a curator, writer and editor based in Stockholm, where I’m the curator of contemporary architecture and design at ArkDes. I like thinking about culture.
James Taylor-Foster is a writer, editor and curator 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, in Stockholm.
Trained in architecture, he has worked in both the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. He was formerly editor-at-large at ArchDaily. In 2016 he co-curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th Biennale Architettura di Venezia and in 2018 participated in the central exhibition at the 16th.
With bylines at Metropolis, PIN-UP, Domus, Volume, Mousse, Disegno, SSENSE, and Real Review among others, he has been a regular voice on Monocle 24. James has been a visiting critic or lecturer at the University of Cambridge, The Bartlett (UCL), University College Dublin, the Architectural Association, Design Academy Eindhoven, the Strelka Institute, the Berlage Institute, KTH, and MIT.
Between 2018 and 2019 he was an advisor for the Housing the Human project and is currently chair of the advisory board of the Future Architecture Platform, a pan-European platform of architecture festivals, organisations, producers, and emerging creatives. In 2019, James was resident at the Bergman Estate on Fårö.