Ms Rachael Brown
Before joining the University of Portsmouth in 2008, I was an Associate Director of BDP, one of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary design practices, and worked on a diverse range of award-winning projects including corporate headquarters for BT and Roche Pharmaceuticals; the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton; Glasgow Science Centre and Nike Town London. I have also worked as an interior designer at Hampshire County Architects and for Hassell Architects in Australia.
I have taught art and design in Secondary, Further and Higher Education having completed a full-time post-graduate course at the Institute of Education in London in 2006 and subsequently obtaining a PGCTLHE at the University of Portsmouth in 2009. I am now a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
As a Senior Lecturer, I have coordinated all three years of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design programme and I have also been the Course Leader. I currently co-ordinate the BA3 programme and I am also teaching a design module on the MA Interior Architecture and Design course.
My research is focussed on pedagogic practice and the links between art and spatial design; I am currently writing articles with Phevos Kallitsis which investigate the potential of collage to enhance spatial thinking and representation. In my art practice, I use paint, screenprinting and collage to create abstract representations of space and I am currently working on a series of collages which will document some of the extraordinary global events that occurred between 2016 and 2018; the collages are full of symbolism and make connections between the narratives of the skies and the events occurring beneath them. My work was exhibited at the Brick Lane Gallery in 2014 and I about to start an MA to develop my research and creative practice.
Materials and the interior
Colour and the interior
Art and the interior