My name is Dawa Pratten and I am currently a student at the new London School of Architecture where I am part of the Unstable Cities Think Tank. I have recently been working at Citizens Design Bureau on projects such as the Sondheim Theatre in the West End and The Manchester Jewish Museum. In 2012 I graduated with a First Class Degree in Architecture from Plymouth University where I was awarded the Bronze RIBA Presidents Medal Nomination. After graduation I worked in the UK and Shanghai, China. During my time in Shanghai I worked on an international pavilion competition in Russia, an office tower renovation and the development of a series of high-end concept fashion stores in Shanghai and Hangzhou, one of which recently featured on Dezeen. Parallel to working in architecture I was also a writer and was a photographer for Shanghai Talk Magazine, covering art events in the city and reviewing films, books and albums. Back in the UK I have worked on a series of masterplans for universities, along with several housing developments and town plans.
My work focuses on control within architecture, aiming towards developing democratic forms of design. Socially and politically motivated, I work within a global context that extends beyond brief and site.