Harun Morrison ~ Keywords: boat, knots, ropes, cleet, starboard, bow, drift

Harun Morrison is an artist and writer whose work often employs collaborative processes. His practice spans spatial design, text, video and sound. Harun's ongoing interest in the shifting potentials of civic space is informed by being a boater, which in turn prompts questions about land ownership in relation to itinerancy, and the degree to which living on water affects one’s relationship with the environment and state infrastructure.

He is currently an associate artist with Greenpeace UK and Designer and Researcher in Residence at V&A Dundee, Scotland. His forthcoming novel, The Escape Artist will be published by Book Works in 2024. 

Since 2006, Harun has collaborated with Helen Walker as part of the collective practice They Are Here. Harun has recently contributed to the group exhibition Chronic Hunger, Chronic Desire in Timișoara, Romania, as part of the European Capital of Culture 2023 programme. Solo exhibitions in the last few years include, Dolphin Head Mountain at the Horniman Museum, London (2022 -23), Mark The Spark at Nieuwe Vide project space in Haarlem, Netherlands (2022) and Experiments with Everyday Objects, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, (2021). Harun continues to develop and repair a garden for Mind Sheffield, a mental health support service, as part of the Arts Catalyst research project, Emergent Ecologies, and is producing an evolving publication, Environmental Justice Questions commissioned by Mossutställningar, which he continues to circulate. (bio updated July 2023)



Learn more about Harun Morrison's written MA thesis (DAI, 2020): How Does The City Speak on Lockdown?
Learn more about Harun Morrison's 20 minute presentation  Score for an Invisible Man for the AEROPONIC ACTS 2020 at Radio Kootwijk, August 2020. 
Harun Morrison returned to DAI as guest writer for the AEROPONIC ACTS 2021 and as an alumni member of the DAI's Admission Committee 2022, as well as a Life after DAI coach 2023.  
Follow Harun's "Life after DAI" by means of his website and Instagram