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Professor Paul Goodwin

Curator of Cross Cultural Programmes, Tate Britain

Phone: 0207 887 8655


Paul Goodwin is a curator, art educator and urban researcher.

His research interests are in the fields of the history and theory of post-war architecture and urbanism in London and Paris, critical theories of modernism and difference in art and African immigration and urbanism in Paris since 1945.

He is Cross Cultural Curator at Tate Britain and Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

In 1993-94 Paul was a Visiting Research Fellow at URMIS research unit on the sociology of immigration and society at the University of Paris 7-Denis Diderot. In 2002-2003 he was a Visiting Professor in Urban Studies at Connecticut State University in New Haven, USA.

As an urbanist, Paul specialises in integrating perspectives of cultural diversity into urban regeneration and planning initiatives through working with local communities in deprived areas using art and creativity as tools for empowerment and expression.

Paul is Director of the Office for Metropolitan Alternatives a new interdisciplinary research and design consultancy that aims to work in culturally diverse neighbourhoods across Europe to generate creative solutions to urban problems (

In 2006, Paul co-organised with Bonnie Greer, an international seminar on the "Challenges of Diversity in France and Britain" for the Franco-British Council.


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