Dr John Bingham-Hall FRSA is Director of the charitable research centre Theatrum Mundi, which aims to expand the practices of city-making through projects linking built environment and artistic disciplines. There, he leads programmes on cultural infrastructure, sonic urbanism, and choreography and engineering, amongst others. He has held research posts at LSE Cities and UCL STEaPP and an associate lectureship at CSM. He has a multi-disciplinary academic background, holding a BMus (Music) from Goldsmiths College, and an MSc (Advanced Architectural Studies) and PhD (Architectural Space & Computation) from the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.
His ongoing research interest is in the ways urban design shapes the public sphere of cities, linking techniques and concepts from technology, performance, media, and infrastructure. He has journal and anthology publications on hyperlocal media, public art, urban soundscape, and urban commons. Outside of academia he has worked in consultancy and project management roles delivering cultural programmes for Argent, the Architecture Foundation, and the Grosvenor Estate, and published in AD Magazine, Frieze Online, and Monocle.