Adam's work moves between space, facilitation and performance. As an interdisciplinary scholar Adam specialises in the intersection of feelings, culture, and inequality in the city, guided by  feminist and queer thinking.

Adam is particularly invested in collaboration and co-authorship as an intellectual ethic, and in exploring the possibilities of radical facilitation for collective thought and action.

Adam is Senior Tutor (Research) at the Royal College of Art, leading the MRes Architecture Programme and Critical & Historical Studies and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Adam holds a PhD in Sociology focused on architecture at text, power, modernity, coloniality in Mexico City and an MSc Geography focussed on queer cultural geographies from the London School of Economics and worked for a decade at LSE Cities.

Before moving to the UK, Adam completed a BA(Hons) Sociology with a focus on cultural and critical theory, and Latin American Studies at the Universtiy of Alberta. Adam also holds an Associate in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London

Adam is the Co-Founder and former Director of Theatrum Mundi, the international urban research centre on the culture of cities, and was Visiting Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto (2016).

Adam led the Designing Politics design competitions (2014-2017), curating the exhibitions in London (LSE) and Rio de Janeiro (Museu do Amanhã), and co-curated Structures of Revenge with the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens. He is a contributing author to The Quito Papers (Routledge, 2018), a joint project between New York University and UN Habitat for Habitat III, and co-developed the subsequent short film with the Kaifeng Foundation (Beijing) with screenings and roundtables in Paris, London, Beijing and Edinburgh (2016–17). Select collaborations include the Venice Biennale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the Museu Oscar Niemeyer, the Museu de Arte do Rio and Museu do Amanhã, the University of São Paulo, New York University, Columbia University, MIT, Harvard GSD.

Uncommon Building (Spirit Duplicator, 2017), Adam's most recent book, documents a collaborative exercise in speculative fiction as a methodology for thinking critically and across disciplines about space, site and the urban.

Adam is a co-founder of the Fiction Feeling Frame research collective at RCA, and was a co-founder of the transatlantic collective When We Build Again.  

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