Laura works closely with other artists in the development of both publication and exhibition based projects.

Her curatorial and publication projects research and respond to a diverse mix of themes, weaving an associative thread that opens up productive and often unexpected perspectives. References to minor histories, literary narratives and archival remains are incorporated and worked through in a playful and eclectic manner.

Her PhD explores the literary island as a model for exhibitions of contemporary art beyond a gallery setting. The project considered the temporal emergence of the island in literary narratives as a structural device for the production and interpretation of event based arts practices. Her writing on the subject follows her larger interest in curatorial practices that interrupt and suspend structures of the everyday, critically and playfully reframing a given context.

Her ongoing publication project FEAST uses food as a framework to explore cultural histories and contemporary art. In relation to FEAST Laura has developed the project eating-history and recently produced a publication with artists, writers and chefs exploring references to Lancashire Hot Pot in Burgess’s writing.

Laura has written catalogue essays for artists including Antonia Low, Daphne Wright, Graham Fagen and Tue Greenfort. She is a regular contributor to This is Tomorrow. She is currently part of dust collective, a design studio operating out of Sheffield.