Victoria started her journey into Biophilic Design 15 years ago when she took on an allotment and realised she’d need help if she was going to grow anything other than weeds. She signed up for a Permaculture Design course, which not only opened her eyes to the benefits of working with nature, but also how natural systems could be mimicked to design urban environments in which communities can thrive.
She was hooked. As a practicing artist and lecturer in Art & Design at the time, she wanted to explore how to bring this ecological approach into her creative and teaching practices, so Victoria went on to study for an MA in Sustainable Design. During this time, she also set up the Brighton Repair Café (a wonderful community event where people learn how to repair their things) which she still runs today.
In her spare time, Victoria enjoys sea swimming, woodland walks, camping and studying horticulture. At OHD, she continues to take inspiration from nature to encourage architects and designers to design for the wellbeing of people and the planet.