Upcoming: Bronwyn Parry, Economies of Assisted Reproduction

We are pleased to have Dr Bronwyn Parry from King’s College London speaking on Thursday, 22nd October about ‘Economies of Assisted Reproduction: Regulation as Normative Performance?’ Bronwyn will be presenting a paper which draws on her recent research project which explored the production, consumption and regulation of assisted reproductive services in rural and urban centres… Continue reading Upcoming: Bronwyn Parry, Economies of Assisted Reproduction

Environmentalists’ temporalities: Urgency, transitions and the future

There is an urgency to many environmental campaigns that drives and motivates activists and is used as a logic and rationale for the campaigns. Yet part of the contemporary crisis of environmentalism is that the doomsday future scenarios predicted through such campaigns have rarely materialised. This talk explores how environmentalists conceive of time and how… Continue reading Environmentalists’ temporalities: Urgency, transitions and the future

Governance and Grief in the Anthropocene: the case of invasive Gamba grass in northern Australia

On behalf of the Technological Natures cluster I would like to invite you to a seminar on ‘Governance and Grief in the Anthropocene: the case of invasive Gamba grass in northern Australia’ by Professor on Thursday November 2014, 2:30-4:30 pm in the Gottman Room. Lesley is Professor of Geography and an Australian Research Council Laureate… Continue reading Governance and Grief in the Anthropocene: the case of invasive Gamba grass in northern Australia

Envisioning the city: exploring the everyday mobilities of visually impaired young people

Accessible and socially inclusive transport has become a significant concern of academic enquiry in transport studies, as planners and policy makers have sought to understand the spatio-economic relationships and decision-making processes that influence levels of mobility related social exclusion. However, much transport research on visual impairment (VI) and mobility tends to be either highly quantitative,… Continue reading Envisioning the city: exploring the everyday mobilities of visually impaired young people

The geography of biomedical data, lab mice and common cold viruses?

I am very excited to be joining the Technological Natures Cluster, after spending a productive and enjoyable eight years as lecturer in Geography at QMUL. I am, however, wondering what my new colleagues will make of my somewhat unusual companions: biomedical data, laboratory mice and common cold virsues? Not perhaps everyone’s chosen associates, but fitting… Continue reading The geography of biomedical data, lab mice and common cold viruses?