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Joseph Henry


Joseph Henry is a designer, urbanist, and curator whose practice advocates for a more equitable built environment through policy and cultural production. His unique multi-disciplinary practice works to develop public infrastructure through public service and culture. He has written for Tank Magazine, Dezeen, Casabella, and the Architectural Review. Joseph is currently the 2024 ArtLab Loeb Fellow at Harvard University. 

In 2022, the British Council selected Joseph to co-curate the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 alongside Jayden Ali, Meneesha Kellay and Sumitra Upham. Their pavilion, ‘Dancing Before the Moon,’ explores the need for architecture to look beyond buildings and economic structures and towards everyday social practices, customs, and traditions to meaningfully reflect how people use and occupy space. 

Joseph worked for the Mayor of London in the Culture & Creative Industries Unit, delivering new cultural infrastructure for London. Joseph worked on the New London Museum, East Bank and the Thames Estuary Production Corridor. He co-founded the social enterprise platform Sound Advice alongside Pooja Agrawal to explore new forms of spatial practice through music. In 2020 they published the book NOW YOU KNOW. 

He is a trustee of UD Music, a charity that empowers and harnesses opportunities for young people through Black music culture. He also holds positions as a board member of the Russell Maliphant Dance Company and an associate lecturer on the MArch course and Central Saint Martins. and an advisor to Theatrum Mundi.

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