"I did an undergraduate degree in Visual Culture in seemingly the most unlikely of places: Preston, Lancashire, between Manchester, Liverpool, and the beautiful Lake District, or, as some put it: “Preston?!?! As in Preston near Blackburn and Wigan?!...” I may have been naïve, perhaps captivated by the exoticism of un-trodden ground, mostly facing some sort of solitary and focusing endeavour… It was great. I am certain that the time spent in the Northern English periphery was fundamental to my future development.
I then needed a large city, and London was the obvious choice. Goldsmiths immediately fascinated me for its vibrant activity and its position as a hub."