Claire Louise Staunton is an academic researcher, community organizer, and curator. Her expanded research practice addresses the intersection between art, politics, and housing development. Staunton is currently co-editing a book on Artist Placement Group (Koenig Books/Raven Row), curating a long-term project on housing associations for Three Rivers in Bexley, and lecturing in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She was formerly Research Curator at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, Curator with Inheritance Projects, and Curator/Director at Flat Time House. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art, London.
Claire Louise Staunton reflects on her involvement with Giant Step, a multi-year program organized by Vessel from 2011 to 2012 that aimed to develop the concept of an “ideal” institution.