Rosa Ainley is a writer and text-based artist with a background in architecture and photography. Her published work ranges from the short story to non/fiction to journalism and includes edited collections, guide books and spoken word sound installations. With degrees in literature and photographic studies, her practice has extended in the last few years into digital writing, using image and sound as well as words. Her specialism is space, buildings and architecture – she is passionate about the stories that buildings tell us and how the social, political and personal narratives are inscribed on to architecture and spaces: the stories of our lives.
She is currently studying for a Phd in the Architecture Department at the Royal College of Art. Other current projects include a project for Guy’s Hospital Arts Programme, continuing investigations into digital writing; and ‘audio-architecture’, and researching a new book.
She is also a professional editor of contemporary art and architecture books and worked with leading schools, practices, publishers and individual artists and architects in the UK and internationally. Pieces of her work have been selected as highlights in Architecture Week and she received a commendation for her work on Leysdown Rose-tinted in the Royal Society of Public Health Arts and Health awards.