Category Archives: Spatial Theory

Remotely Sensing Cape Farewell

I recently gave a presentation at the RGS-IBG annual conference where I creatively presented a series of  35mm slides from my dad’s 1972 mountaineering expedition to Cape Farewell, Greenland. I gave the presentation in a session entitled “Me, my self … Continue reading

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Understanding the Creative City Through New Digital Mapping Technologies

Human geographer Dr. Chris Brennan-Horley is visiting Edmonton next week and is giving a presentation at the City-Region Study Centre entitled: Where is creativity in the city? Understanding the creative city through new digital mapping technologies   Chris Brennan-Horley asks us to … Continue reading

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Becoming Geographer-Artist…

Although unfortunately unable to attend in person, slide-shows documenting 2 creative projects I have instigated and collaboratively created and curated are being shown in a session entitled “Geographer- artists: creative practice as research tool?” at the annual meeting of the … Continue reading

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Re-Inscribing the City: Unitary Urbanism and it’s Legacy

Re-inscribing the City is a panel discussion happening April 9th 2011, in New York. My friend (and fellow collaborator) Adeola Enigbokan of http://www.archivingthecity.com will be on the panel and although I can’t make it I would recommend it to critical … Continue reading

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Spectral Geographies and Crafting a Form of Experimental Historiography

“Spectrality effects in place, and differentially in different placings, an unsettling complication of the linear sequence of past, present and future. For Derrida we lack a nuanced sense of history and memory ‘as long as [we rely] on a general … Continue reading

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A Rough Guide to Non-Representational Theory

There is increasing interest in practice and performance in cultural geography. Attempts to move beyond issues of representation and re-focus cultural geographic concerns on performativity and bodily practices are linked to the inception of what Nigel Thrift describes as ‘non-representational … Continue reading

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Experimental Geography tours Canada

Experimental Geography (curated by Nato Thompson) will be touring Canada over the next couple of months. It is already showing at the Museum London, London, Ontario (October 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011) and will then move to Freeman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University Sherbrooke, … Continue reading

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Dispatch: Notes towards a Lexicon of Urgencies

DISPATCH is the Independent Curators International’s (ICI) new bi-monthly online journal that features a different curator’s points of view on current developments in art. Practitioners based in different cities around the world are invited to use DISPATCH as their virtual … Continue reading

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Future Exhibitions: Spatial Encounters (and the production of space)

Future Exhibitions is an annual publication about exhibition making and curatorial concerns, both in Sweden (where it is published) and globally. The theme and title of this year’s issue is Spatial Encounters: “We will focus on the visitor as we … Continue reading

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Geo-Imaginaries: Topology vs Topography

New topological geo-imaginaries have to some extent supplanted landscape as a medium for theorising space and nature-culture realtions. Such accounts of space aim to challenge the static conceptions of space, measurement, distance, surface, and perspective developed by traditional landscape studies. … Continue reading

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