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

His exhibition, ‘Doors of Learning: Microcosms of a Future South Africa’, is on show at Bauhaus Dessau until 8 January 2023, collaboratively researched and produced as part of the Bauhaus Lab programme. An accompanying publication is due in Spring 2023 (Spector Books). Earlier in 2021 he co-curated ‘When Spring Smiles Again On This High Favoured Town’, a speculative heritage exhibition funded by Historic England at Stanley Arts.

He has served as the first ever Urbanist in Residence at the Museum of London, supported by a Fellowship at urban research foundation Theatrum Mundi. He is 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.

Previously Jordan managed UCL’s Urban Laboratory for seven years, 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 MSc Urban Studies from University College London.


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