Jude Barber lives and works in Glasgow. She studied for a Bsc Architecture at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, followed by a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design at Strathclyde University, Glasgow (1996-97).
Barber is an architect with an interest in craft and artistic practice. Her ideas and opinions regarding architecture and the built environment are motivated by an interest in politics, art and social history. These thoughts developed during her time as a founder member of design cooperative GLAS and continue within her practice. She works within, and on the fringes, of architecture practice to deliver a broad range of projects of varying scale and complexity. She is currently an architect and Director of Collective Architecture in Glasgow.
Selected recent projects include, ‘The Empire Café’, 2014, Glasgow (co-creator with writer Louise Welsh), ‘Merchant City Voices’, 2012, Glasgow (development of a series of sound installations around buildings associated with Glasgow’s involvement in the Slave Trade and abolutionist movement, co-creator with writer Louise Welsh), ‘Totem Pole’, 2013, Pollokshields,Glasgow, ‘Glasgow Harvest’, 2012, Glasgow.
Image: Gowkthrapple Hub, North Lanarkshire, 2011, Collective Architecture