Richard Martin

Curator | Writer | Researcher



Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL (2016-)

MArch Architecture: Tutor for Advanced Architectural Thesis module.


King’s College London (2014-2018)

Contested Culture: Formations: a core MA module exploring key concepts and theoretical models of culture.

Analysing the Cultural and Creative Industries: a core MA module examining how CCIs are understood and function in practice.

Film and American Culture: an optional MA module considering how American films have shaped and responded to wider cultural developments.

Towards Tomorrow’s Museum: a course for MA students and members of the public examining current questions and new models for the art museum, organised in collaboration with Tate Modern.


Middlesex University (2011-2012; 2014-2015)

Reading Contemporary Literature: a first-year BA course covering fiction, poetry and drama.

Literature in a Media Age: a second-year BA course exploring adaptation, authorship and genre from Shakespeare to the present.

Visual Cultures: a second-year BA course exploring affect, intimacy and digital media.

Writing the City: a third-year BA course on media and urban theory.


Birkbeck, University of London (2009-2011)

Reading Poetry: a first-year BA course surveying poetic genres and forms from the seventeenth century to modernism.

Literary Theory: a first-year BA course exploring a range of theoretical perspectives, including feminism, post-colonialism and structuralism.

Introduction to Methods in Cultural Study: a first-year BA course aimed at the development of critical skills and self-reflection.

The Photographic: a second-year BA course surveying the development of photography from the nineteenth century to the present.

Projecting Desire: Sex, Psychoanalysis and Cinema: a six-week public course, devised and taught with Lucy Scholes, tracing thematic and theoretical links in the work of Freud, Schnitzler and Kubrick. Supported by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange (LCACE), the London Consortium, and the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London.