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.






︎︎︎ sophieanna15@gmail.com
︎︎︎ @theunofficialsoupdragon
︎︎︎ RCA2022

Audio Project with the Pitt Rivers Musueum Photographic Archives, Oxford
Summer 2021

In this 10 minute audio piece, the archive is translated into an unstable alamnac, a putrid public programme, or a backwards A-Z. This image of a turf sundial from 1909 is used to create an alternate time-scape that manipulates light and shadow.

With an accompanying publication. 



or,

listen to Eight Things here



Image credit: Shepherds of Britain, Edward Lovett, 1909

Just Speak Near By is an audio project produced by MA Writing students at the Royal College of Art, supported by The Pitt Rivers Museum. We were joined by Dan Hicks, curator of World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers, and three colleagues from the University of Oxford: Dr Mary-Ann Middelkoop, researcher on the project ‘The Restitution of Knowledge’ at the Pitt Rivers Museum; Rebekah Hodgkinson, Archaeology PhD Candidate, working with the Colonial Photographic Collections at the National Trust; and Beth Hodgett, PhD candidate, working with O.G.S. Crawford Photographic Archive, the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford and Pitt Rivers Museum.