Dr Laura Grace Ford

Staff details

Dr Laura Grace Ford


Lecturer (Studio Practice)




L.Ford (@gold.ac.uk)

Laura Grace Ford is a multidisciplinary artist.

Drawing on psychogeography, hauntology and the dérive, Laura Grace Ford's work interrogates the psychic contours of urban space with a particular focus on subcultural scenes, marginal political networks and UK club culture.

In 2011 Ford's zine Savage Messiah, was published Verso and reissued in 2020. Part fragmented novel, part collage, the book is both a polemic against the marginalisation of the city’s working class and an exploration of the cracks that open up in urban space. Ford's practice spans painting, drawing, installation, sound and publishing, with an eye on the city's emotional shifts.

Ford's work is held in public collections and is on the UK GCSE and A level syllabus. She has contributed to many publications including The White Review, Frieze, Art Review, Afterall and Dazed, as well as numerous academic journals. She exhibits and teaches internationally, and is currently a Somerset House Studios resident.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD 'Threshold Cartographies:The Poetics of Contested Space' 2020
  • MA 2007