Gwen Webber
Architecture Programme Manager, Architecture, Design and Fashion, British Council

Living in Community: Architectural Practice in Chengdu and Guangzhou

Gwen is the Architecture Design Fashion team’s architecture programme manager and regional lead for the Middle East and North Africa and East Asia. She studied Architecture at Nottingham and received an MA in Architecture History at the Bartlett, UCL.

After working with the London Festival of Architecture and London Design Festival, she became an architectural journalist for international and national journals including Blueprint, Architecture Review, Surface and The Architect’s Newspaper. In 2013, she wrote Studio Tilt’s first book on participatory practice, Co-Design: A Primer (Black Dog), while establishing a training course for curators and conservators of contemporary art at VoCA in New York.

She returned to London and worked on the 2014 British Pavilion exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale and produced the 2015 edition of the RIBA Windows Project. In 2016, she joined the British Council full-time to direct the British Pavilion exhibition Home Economics and established the Venice Fellowships programme.

Gwen has been a guest critic at the Bartlett, The University of the Underground and Modual, UAL.