Helen Brewer is an activist and architectural researcher based in London. Her work explores the cultivation of knowledge in resistance spaces and the construction of solidarity infrastructures. She uses a feminist critical spatial practice to inform her work. 

Helen is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London. She holds a Bachelor in Environmental Design from the University of Western Australia and a Master’s with Distinction in Interior and Spatial Design from Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. She is a member of the transdisciplinary research project Topological Atlas based at Delft University of Technology.

Helen attempts to critically reflect and expand on how research can and should be sustained by activism. She is involved in grassroots organising for climate justice and border abolition, and takes part in fortnightly sci-fi writing workshops.  



2019 - 2023

CHASE-AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England - Arts and Humanities Research Council. 


Dean’s Award. Master’s with Distinction in Interior and Spatial Design. Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London.

helenleahbrewer [at] gmail [dot] com


Research Gate


“‘I believe everything we are fighting for is possible’: young activists talk tactics”
The Guardian, 2018.
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