ABOUT
EYESORE started with friends talking about cities. We share a political, cultural and personal perspective, that the built environment should be understood not by what it looks like, but the experiences we have of it.

In 2015, as a bunch of undergrad final years, all of us sort-of-strangers to each other, we launched our first magazine. Since then, we have published three more issues, organised talks, a publishing fair, exhibitions, screenings and workshops; all underpinned by a commitment to documenting and communicating experiences of the built environment.

It’s been a running joke amongst us that when someone asks what EYESORE is we can never answer the way we would like. Five years on, we felt it was time to try a bit better.

Current members

Arman Nouri
David Dawson
Ganesha Lockhart
Michael Price
Nina Vukadin
Theodore Plytas


Past members

Christopher Giles
Mischa Frankl-Duval


Thank you to Neubau Berlin for providing the beautiful typeface NB International Pro for EYESORE.



Who are we?

We are a group of friends and practitioners with foundations in anthropology, design, photography, film and public engagement, collectively defined by our interest in and engagement with the built environment.


What do we mean by
the ‘built environment’?

We choose to define the built environment as a landscape of relationships between living bodies and physical structures. We are as much the architects of our surroundings as they are of our everyday experiences.

Our interest is in physical structures of all sizes - from a tower block to a bamboo stick. Our use of living bodies, instead of humans, is part of an attempt to broaden our focus to be more inclusive of the non-human life we share our environments with.


What do we do?

Our work is defined by its commitment to documenting and communicating experiences of the built environment. Our output so far has encompassed publishing, programming, photography, film, sound and public engagement. We do not confine ourselves to one medium and instead let research and investigation lead the way.


Why do we do it?

We want to encourage and amplify alternative voices and narratives within built environment discourses. A key ambition of ours is to continue producing and supporting a network of local and international collaborators who strive for spatial justice through their respective disciplines and practices.


What do you mean
by ‘alternative’?

By alternative we do not mean to further commodify the cool, rather illustrate the historic and continuing inadequacies of the ‘built environment industry’ in encouraging and listening to those outside the profession.



 

Simply put, we are all citizens in these landscapes. Why wouldn’t we speak up?