Arman Nouri is an artist, organiser and educator, working in and between the spaces of cultural and spatial practice.
Arman is co-founder of Kin Structures, a collaborative arts practice shared with Kwame Lowe, that explores new approaches to building and sustaining cultural and community infrastructure. Their first project Orchard Gardens (2022) was a nine-month residency in a community centre where they worked with local residents to imagine new futures for the space and wider neighbourhood.
Alongside Sound Advice, Arman co-hosts Sound & Solidarity, an event series and radio show that creates space for collective explorations of music. The gatherings use music and sound to help articulate approaches to challenging colonialism and offering solidarity. The radio show is broadcast on Radio Al-Hara.
He teaches at Central Saint Martins where he co-leads the Critical Creative Practices unit (with Lagos arts collective HFactor) as part of MA Cities. MA Cities explores alternative, creative approaches to city-making, and Arman’s unit opens students up to live projects and collaborations with external agencies, for example local government, arts groups and third-sector organisations.
Arman is a founding member of music crew Houseplants.
Previously, Arman led the Mayor of London’s Culture & Community Spaces at Risk programme.