We are very pleased to welcome Amy Haigh to the Expanded Environment team. Over the next several weeks we will be treated by presentations of Amy’s artistic explorations into animal worlds and musings on cross-species interactions.
Amy Haigh is a London-based artist/designer fascinated by the concept of consciousness and shared realities between living beings. Her work attempts to bridge communication gaps through design and storytelling, unearth strange ecological narratives, and build cultural frameworks across species boundaries. To do this, Amy creates ways of researching and documenting nonhuman animal cultures through the implementation of art and design processes. Her industry experience allows her to morph and play with established techniques and technologies. She is deeply committed to interdisciplinary and multi-species collaborations.
Amy received an M.A. in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art in 2019 and a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design from University of the Arts London in 2015, she has also completed technical training in animal care. Her professional roles have centred around environmental graphic design, research, and visual storytelling. She has worked as an artist in the gaming industry for Sony PlayStation, and as a graphic designer the museums sector.
Amy has recently shown work and given presentations at the Royal College of Art, the Royal Academy Lates, and Birmingham Open Media. Whilst working as a designer for Nissen Richards Studio she has completed projects for a wide variety of museums and galleries, including the Natural History Museum London, the V&A, the British Museum, and the National Trust. She also enjoys the occasional opportunity to act as a consultant on multi-species projects.