My name is Merle Patchett and I am a cultural geographer and freelance curator. At present, and following on from my PhD research, I am exploring the correspondences between geographic research methods and experimental and artistic practices.

Trevor Paglen describes this practice as ‘Experimental Geography’ and that it is the task of the experimental geographer to:

seize the opportunities that present themselves in the spatial practices of culture. To move beyond critical reflection, critique alone, and political “attitudes” into the realm of practice. To experiment with creating new spaces, new ways of being.’

Building on Paglen’s manifesto it is my aim – starting with this blog –  to document my own experimental geographic/curatorial practice and reflect on the work of others.

To contact me please email: merle44@hotmail.com

Citation: Experimental Geography: radical approaches to landscape, cartography and urbanism. Nato Thompson and Independent Curators International. 2008. Melvin House, New York. ISBN  978-0-09-16358-6

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