Iain Jackson is a professor of architecture and research director at the Liverpool School of Architecture. He practised architecture in Liverpool and Manchester before undertaking a PhD on  Nek Chand’s Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India. Iain’s survey drawings of Nek Chand’s garden are now held in the permanent collection of the John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Wisconsin, and he is a trustee of the Nek Chand Foundation.

He continued to work in Chandigarh after his PhD, investigating the ‘tropical modernist’ housing, schools, colleges, and clinics designed by Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew. This research then took him to West Africa where he continued his investigations into tropical modernism and late colonial architecture. His latest project will investigate the mercantile architecture of the United Africa Company, using the archives held at Unilever. 

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