Sophie Paul (she/her, b. 1998) is a designer and writer based across London and Oxfordshire. Her work triangulates between critical theory, trashiness, and eroticisms, with an interest in feminist materiality. Her MA thesis, Notes Towards a Theory for Iridescence was awarded the 2022 RCA Writing Prize. Her writing is held at Van Gough House, Poor House Reading Rooms and Tate Archive, and has appeared in BOMB Magazine, ARC Magazine, The Pluralist, Fortified Gazette, Deptford Culture Review, and Scrawl. She has written for live voice with Montez Radio, Repeater, Export Radio, and in association with Pitt Rivers, Oxford. She has exhibited at MAC Birmingham, Lunchtime Gallery, and LUCKY as part of Kunstverein München’s interdisciplinary artists residency on the Ammersee. 

Alongside Kaiya Waerea, she is one half of Sticky Fingers Publishing, an intra-dependant publisher based in London, publishing experimental feminist, queer, crip, non-fiction.





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Sophie Paul (she/her, b. 1998) is a designer and writer based across London and Oxfordshire. Working with experimental writing, collaborative publishing and performance, her interests intersect critical theory, trashiness, and eroticisms. She has written for radio and live voice, run writing and zine making workshops and staged interventionist performances at various sites around London, introducing alternative dialogues around the body as sites for interruption and excess.

Her thesis, Notes Towards a Theory for Iridescence uses the qualities of iridescence to propose an affective re-writing of the ways girlhood and iridescence intra-act. This piece was awarded the 2022 RCA Writing Prize.

Alongside Kaiya Waerea, she is one half of Sticky Fingers Publishing, an intra-dependant publisher based in London, publishing experimental feminist, queer, crip, non-fiction.

She is currently a resident at Peripheral Alliances at the Ammersee, a cooperation between Kunstverein München and Euroboden.






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︎︎︎ RCA2022

Art Direction Team: Sophie Paul, Kaiya Waerea, Sheran Forbes
Designers: William Jacobson, Costas Kalogeropoulos, Scott Jones
Summer 2021

This is the 21st issue of the long running and internationally distrubuted RCA student magazine, ARC. ARC: Proxyerotics is cross platform in an attempt to destabilise the norm and conventional practices of student publishing, and to encourage conversations around how we connect and care for each other through screen and across distances, but still, irrevoccably, across the real. Proxyerotics is a newly coined term, desiring to aknowledge a shifted and stilted state of reality, a buffering, the incomplete,the instable, yet still intimate. The art direction team worked with designers based in the RCA to realise this desire, and to attempt to breach the gap, fall through it,resurface on the other side.

ARC (formally ARK) is a student-led publication that began in 2004 following a long-hiatus of the original independent ARK magazine that ran from 1950 to 1978. It exists to provide a platform for the RCA’s top talent (students, staff and alumni) to engage in exciting philosophical and theoretical debates, and for students to dip their toes into the waters of journalism and continually refresh and reinterpret the format of printed matter.

Print

4x large format fold out prints with a protective sleeve.
Unfolded size 670x870mm, folded down to 167.5x435mm.
Monotone lithograph with metallic ink accents
Designed by William Jacobson and Costas Kalogeropoulos
ISSN: 1749-8376
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Website

https://arcmagazine.org/2021/


Project Manager: Lars Stannard
Editorial: James Sunderland, Liv Walde, Saumya Sharma, Amber Mohsin
Art Direction: Sophie Paul, Sheran Forbes, Kaiya Waerea
Events: Kate Morgan, Hattie Morrison, Donna Marcus
Press and Distribution: Tania Teixeira, Margot Wilson
Design: William Jacobson, Costas Kalogeropoulos
Web Design: Scott Jones
Typefaces: Rungli by Kaj Lehmann & Pirelli by Karen Martens, Jungmyung Lee