James is an in-house researcher and editor at Mecanoo in Delft, producing a retrospective monograph with Francine Houben on three decades of practice [Artifice, November 2015]. He is also a guest lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture, and jointly leads a funded research team based between London and Rotterdam which is exploring the significance of processional, ritual and festive activity in relation to contemporary architecture and urbanism. In 2015 James was placed in the final shortlist to design and curate the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale.
James has served as a design juror for a number of international design competitions. He lectures across the United Kingdom and Europe on architectural history, contemporary techniques in practice, architectural media, academia and authorship, and (more infrequently) on his two other loves: French Impressionism and 16th century art.
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Editor — ArchDaily (2013 -)
Researcher, Editor — Mecanoo (2014 -)
Content Development, Curator — The Choreographics of the City (2015 -)
Co-Editor — LOBBY Magazine [UK]
Co-Founder — Mies. UK / Producer — Mies. TV [EU]
Guest Lecturer — Manchester School of Architecture [UK]
past positions / affiliations
Consultant Editor — SVESMI [NL]
tweets / instagram / linkedin / based: Rotterdam, The Netherlands / portrait: Vladimir Konovalov (2015).