Toby Shew Senior Lecturer in Architecture
BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip Arch. FHEA
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Biography: I studied Architecture at Kingston University and Oxford Brookes University. I have taught in all years of the architecture programme at Oxford Brookes, the Architectural Association, Westminster University and the London Met. I am a design tutor that specialises in postgraduate design studio tutoring, and lead the design studio Zone 5. I am also the subject leader for digital architecture at Oxford Brookes and lead the undergraduate module Digital Culture and the postgraduate module Advanced Representation. I am Subject Co-ordinator for Advanced Architectural Design and M.Arch. I lead Year two of the M.Arch.D course.

Practice: I write and produce electronic music for a variety of media, specialising in production and music for film and have released several records and DJ-ed across Europe. Previously I have worked with MGB Architects, Jewell and Co. Architects, OptikalIndustries.

Research interests: Marshal McLuhan, Generation Y/Millennials, Low culture Design as behaviour not a body of knowledge


Selected Works:

A selection of some of my most interesting outputs are below:

  • My Fetish Watching Old Men on YouTube – OSA Magazine, Fetish edition
  • Zone 5 – OSA Magazine, Failure Edition
  • Toby Shark – Ibiza (Discover Records)
  • Toby Shark – Helios (Eve Records)
  • Optik – Bubbles (Clubshark Records)

Research documents

Research leadership

  • Ethnographic research in Ibiza – Low Culture and Generation Y