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Jane Anderson is an architect and Programme Lead for Undergraduate Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. She has worked as an architect in Germany and the UK. Her involvement with architectural education began as a participant in the innovative architectural tutor training course at University of East London. She taught with Ruth Morrow and collaborated with her on the book “Building Clouds, Drifting Walls” that documented the activities of the year one design studio at Sheffield University. She established OB1 LIVE in 2008 with Colin Priest. OB1 LIVE is a programme of live projects commissioned by community-based clients and designed by year one students of architecture and interior architecture.


Colin Priest Colin Priest is a London based architect, artist and educator. As a Senior Lecturer, he teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate Interior and Spatial Design at Camberwell College of Arts and was formerly Course Leader for BA Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts (April 2012- January 2020). He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and Higher Education Academy, the recipient of UAL Teaching Awards in 2016 and 2019. He has published widely on the subject of collaborative pedagogy and live project teaching in and outside the curriculum.


Previous Collaborators

Jonathan Shmulevitch studied Architecture at Oxford Brookes University and was tutored by both Jane Anderson and Colin Priest. He is currently pursuing a career in alternative construction while researching new live projects for the Live Projects Network. Jonathan has participated in ‘Now Showing’ and ‘Film Oxford’ live projects.

James Barrell is currently a student of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University.  James works as a Research Assistant at the Live Projects Network and has participated in several live projects over the last year. He has also worked with the Architecture Students Network in order to engage with student the importance of live projects as an integral part of their education.

Theo Jones @TheoJones is a designer, maker, researcher and teacher. He worked as a Research Assistant here at the Live Projects Network. Theo particularly enjoys community focused live projects and has participated in the ‘Canning Town Caravanserai’, ‘Treen‘, ‘Collaborate!‘, ‘Lantern Festival‘ and ‘Domestic Appliances‘.


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