Pierre Shaw
School SOS Co-Founder & Director
Image credit: Multiplicities of Self (2019), Pierre Shaw.
Kishan San
School SOS Co-Founder & Director
Image credits: Kishan San and Forensic Architecture. F1: Explosion at Port Beirut (2020), Forensic Architecture F2: The Killing of Muhammad al-Arab (2020), Forensic Architecture F3: The Ecological Fortification of Diego Garcia (2019), Kishan San.
About Us
Who is SOS?
About Us
School SOS is an ever-growing partnership between practicing designers, artists, students, critical thinkers, activists, cultural institutions, sponsors, existing schools and universities. As such, SOS is a network of like-minded individuals.
Co-Founders and Collaborators
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Pierre is a Co-Founder of SOS. He obtained his BA in Architecture at the University of Sheffield before completing his MA in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in 2018. Pierre has held a research fellowship with the British Council at the Venice 15th Biennale Architettura. He has published essays for e-flux Architecture and in 2018 was named as ‘One to Watch’ by Blueprint Magazine.
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Pierre is an Architect at the RIBA Stirling Prize winners, Haworth Tompkins and an Associate Lecturer of MA Design for Social Innovation at UAL, London.
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Kishan is a Co-Founder of SOS. He completed a BA in Architecture at the University of Westminster in 2015 and a Diploma in Architecture at the Architectural Association in 2019. Kishan works as an Researcher at the Turner Prize nominated human rights research agency Forensic Architecture (FA), based at Goldsmiths University, London.
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With FA his work has been tabled for discussion at European Parliament (the LIBE Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs) and has been published in numerous media outlets including, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Der Spiegel, Mediapart, Efsyn, and Madr Masr.
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The Killing of Muhammad al-Arab (2020), Kishan San for Forensic Architecture.
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Current Collaborators
Ioana Mann
Bamidele Awoyemi
Jonathan Pilosof
Sophie Huckfield
Martyna Marciniak
Ryan Cook
Stuart Bachelor
Alican Akturk
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Past Collaborators
Nicholas Zembashi
Greg Moss-Coomes
The Rodina
Angus Smith
Ben Rea
Ben Brakspear
Hananah Rozenburg 
SOS Advisory Board
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Rachael Harlow (SLG Projects Curator)
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Rachael Harlow is Projects Curator at the South London Gallery (SLG). She graduated from Goldsmiths University in Fine Art and History of Art and now leads one of London’s best established programme for young emerging artists at SLG.
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Coordinating the gallery’s artist in residence and public commissioning, currently Rachael is a Interim Co-Acting Head of Programme at SLG. For SOS Rachael advises and oversees on all matters.
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Orozco Garden, South London Gallery. Photography by Andy Stagg.
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More SOS AB Members TBA Soon ...
Past Participants & Guests
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SOS_20 Participants
Anonymous 1
Anonymous 2
Peter
Brooks
Andrew
Copolov
Bex
Liu
Rosemary
Moss
Okocha
Obasi
Jonathan
Pilosof
Oniqur
Rahman
Louis
Scantlebury
Sharvaree
Shirode
Roxy
Zeiher
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SOS_20 Guests
Prof Nick Srnicek
Dr Sophie Lewis
Rosie Strickland (GREENPEACE UK)
The Rodina
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SOS_19 Participants
Callum
Abbott
Elsa
Casanova
Thea
Christy-Parker
Ruby
Doherty
Kostek
Konopinski
Karolina
Krupickova
Lily
McCraith
Christian
Opdal
Eleni
Papazoglou
Jay
Parekh
Ananya
Patel
Shakera
Rahman
Lauryn
Siegel
Juli
Sikorska
Oliver
Simpson
Tareq
Tamimi
Felix
Taylor
Simo
Tse
Henry
Valori
Lizzie
Walkden
Huidi
Xiang
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SOS_19 Guests
The Rodina
Jack Self
Ed Fornieles
(Ab)Normal
Samaneh Moafi (Forensic Architecture)
Daisy Ginsberg
Jane Hall (ASSEMBLE)
John Walter
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