He is the European Editor-at-Large at ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architecture website. He writes for international journals and research collectives, and is an Editor of LOBBY Magazine (The Bartlett, UCL). He regularly contributes to shows on Monocle 24 radio, broadcast out of London, and is a Guest Critic at the University of Cambridge.
In 2015 James was placed in the final shortlist to design and curate the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Alongside David Basulto, he is co-curator for the exhibition of the 2016 Nordic Pavilion (representing Finland, Norway and Sweden).
James spent eighteen months as an in-house researcher, writer and editor at Mecanoo in Delft, producing a retrospective monograph with Francine Houben on three decades of practice [Artifice, 2015].
He has served as a design juror for a number of international design competitions and lectures across the United Kingdom and Europe on architectural history, contemporary techniques in practice, architectural media and—more infrequently—on two of his other loves: French Impressionism and 16th century Italian fresco and sculpture. He wrote the bestselling book 'Monet: Colour in Impressionism' .
📍 Venice, IT [2016-] – 🏴 Rotterdam, NL [2014-2016]; London, UK [—]