ISLANDS is a collaboration between Emma Filippides and Ben Rea based in Ghent, Belgium. Their work together is situated between architecture, research and socially engaged artistic practice. Their approach as critical practitioners takes an archaeological approach to uncovering ideas and finding nuance and depth in the world around them. They are interested in architecture as a process and a tool to understand people, places and ideas more concretely.

Emma Filippides (UK, 1992) is a designer and architectural historian. She has worked on the delivery of publications, events and exhibitions within urban research organisations and has partnered with architectural and curatorial offices on a variety of practice-based projects. She trained at London College of Communication, Goldsmiths University of London and The Bartlett, UCL.

Ben Rea (UK, 1992) is an architect. He has worked for award-winning offices in London and Ghent and has worked as an architectural collaborator for Carovana SMI (Sound Movement Image), a dance company in Cagliari, Sardinia. He trained at University of Sheffield and Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland.

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