Jack is from Nottingham in the U.K. and currently lives in Barcelona, where he is co-founder of multilingual literary collective Anemone.
He is interested in writing that crosses boundaries of genre and form in order to open up new spaces. In these spaces he tries to articulate the fractured nature of experience and loss. He is particularly interested in the translations of memory and trauma and the lacunas- such as silences- that exist between these translations.
He also works with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, where he develops arts-based critical pedagogy with a particular emphasis on multilingual filmmaking, applied theatre and creative writing. As part of this he completed an MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education at Goldsmith’s University, where he was awarded the 2017 Hayley Davis Linguistics Prize for his participatory work with Latin-American heritage families in South London.
Most recently he was participatory artist-in-residence with Reverberaciónes, in collaboration with Institut Broggi, on the project ‘Teentopia’, which developed a series of short science-fiction films using applied theatre and creative writing. A screening of this work will take place at MACBA, Barcelona, in Summer 2019. He has collaborated with various institutions and artists across London with his participatory work, including Gasworks, the Horniman Museum and Tate Schools.