Reader, University of the Arts London

David Cross is a Reader at the University of the Arts, London. Informing his research, practice and teaching is a critical engagement with the relationship between visual culture and the contested ideal of ‘sustainable’ development. David sees art practice as a way to resist the monoculture of thought. For him, the future depends on our ability to envision alternative possibilities, and to choose from amongst them as an act of free will.

As an artist, he has collaborated with Matthew Cornford since 1991. Because Cornford & Cross respond to the intrinsic problems of particular contexts and situations, each of their projects has been different in form and content. The involvement of a wide range of people is central to their projects’ realization, which aim to stimulate discussion and debate on issues of public concern, including environment, development and social justice. 

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