Jordan Rowe is a writer, curator and researcher interested in urban culture, heritage, and identities, based between London and Berlin.

He has recently co-curated ‘When Spring Smiles Again On This High Favoured Town’, a speculative heritage exhibition funded by Historic England at Stanley Arts in south London, and ‘Doors of Learning: Microcosms of a Future South Africa’ at Bauhaus Dessau. An accompanying publication for the former is due in June 2023 on Spector Books.

He has previously served as an Urbanist in Residence at the Museum of London, supported by a Fellowship at urban research foundation Theatrum Mundi. He was a member of the 2022 Constellations° Cohort of Public Art Practitioners, a socially engaged curatorial development programme run by UP Projects, Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial.

Jordan managed UCL’s Urban Laboratory for seven years between 2014 and 2021, where he developed a varied and interdisciplinary range of work that included collaborations with the Folkestone Triennial, BFI, De La Warr Pavilion, ICA, Somerset House, Free Word, and many others.

Independently he has recently been working on projects with the Whitechapel Gallery, Open City Documentary Festival, Historic England, and the University of Manchester, as well as completing an Arts Council England funded residency at Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik in 2021.

Jordan holds a BA (Hons) History and an MSc Urban Studies from University College London.

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