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
You are warmly invited to our termly series of research seminars organised in collaboration with the Transformations research cluster: Tuesday 20th October 2015, 4pm, A J Herbertson Room Decolonising urban imaginaries: Land justice, memory-work and care in wounded cities Dr Karen Till, National University of Ireland Maynooth Tuesday 3 November 2015, 4pm, E W Gilbert… Continue reading Seminars in Michaelmas term
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
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
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
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?
Dr Paul Jepson has written a timely piece on The Conversation, given the recent Living Planet Report 2014, which carried the headline of a 52% drop in wildlife populations over the past forty years. Follow this link to read his post.
Why do foods differ across space? What are the trajectories of food cultures? How are ethics, sustainability and quality articulated through what we grow and what we eat? On the 23rd of May 2014, researchers from several departments of the university came together at Linacre College to explore these, and other, questions concerning food, drink… Continue reading New Food Frontiers Symposium
During a day last April, I spent my time walking around Vesturbær (a residential area of central Reykjavík), with a small HD video-camera attached to my shoe. As my feet hit the pavement my rhythm and pace varied. My posture altered without conscious thought. Frictions were in flux. The night before it had snowed but snow and… Continue reading Geo-urban attunements: Reykjavík, convection, genius loci
Occasionally this blog will feature updates on, and summaries of, work currently being completed by research cluster members. Below is an update from Saher Hasnain. “My current research uses an ethnographically informed focus on environmental health in urban food environments (from a consumer perspective). I’m particularly interested in how place and people-specific consumer practices emerge… Continue reading The micropolitical ecology of environmental health and organic food in Islamabad