Jemma Street is undertaking AHRC-funded doctoral, practice-based research as part of the TRANSFORMATION NORTH WEST scheme and is based in the University of Liverpool’s School of Architecture. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art from Oxford University (Ruskin School of Art) and an MA in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art.
Street has worked as a writer and image researcher within heritage organisations, archives, museums and iconographic collections of international significance, including the RIBA, National Trust, BBC, Wellcome Trust, British Museum, V&A and Science Museum. In addition to her own artistic practice, she has researched and sourced visual content for a range of publications and products in both the heritage and commercial sectors and has worked on a number of image digitisation projects.
Her doctoral research focuses on Liverpool’s built heritage and seeks to explore how a nuanced understanding, release and communication of place-based narrative is crucial to a deeper sense of connection between cities rich in historic architecture and the people experiencing them.