Andy C Pratt is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the LSE. He is Director of the MSc Cities, Space and Society. His current research is into the development of the cultural industries, new media and the role of local interaction, knowledge and innovation in this process. He is author of, The Secret Life of Cities: the social reproduction of everyday life, Pearson.
Mohini Chandra is currently AHRB Research Fellow in the Fine and Performing Arts in the Photography Department of the Royal College of Art. Mohini is an installation artist working in a variety of media, including photography, video and film. Her recent work maps the ways in which personal memory and family history is incorporated into the lived experience of scattered diaspora family life, across great geographic and temporal distances.
Gair Dunlop is an artist whose work inquires into the relation of identity, place, and the body. This has meant working with dance theatre groups, visitors to heritage environments, museum curators and staff and the public; on internet works, large-scale photographic pieces and short films. The process of dialogue is central to his practice. He recently worked with Scottish Natural Heritage on the island of Eigg and in Oban, making a piece with local children on their relation to the marine environment.
Roshini Kempadoo is a digital practitioner and Senior Lecturer at the University of East London in digital media and has degrees in Visual Communication and Photographic Studies. She is currently undertaking an MPhil in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London. She uses digital media and networked environments to re-present historical and archaeological material into a contemporary environment. This contemporary expression locates and visualises colonial history, stories and locations.
Joyce Majiski is an artist, biologist, naturalist and guide whose work with printmaking, installations, artists books and video focuses on the natural world and relationships between nature and humans. Her recent projects include the groundbreaking Three Rivers project where the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Service invited prominent artists, writers and journalists to join native people on three simultaneous journeys along the Snake, the Wind, and the Bonnet Plume rivers. www.joycemajiski.com
Kate Foster is the Leverhulme Artist in Residence in the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. In addition to her practice as an artist she is also a lay member of the University Biodiversity Working Party. Her researce involves making tangential environmental histories, mainly through the recoverable biographies of particular specimens in natural history collections; re-working classic museum habitat dioramas in the context of current human and physical geographical thinking. Her current projects include “BioGeoGraphies” a project drawing upon concerns within Geographical and Earth Sciences as well as Biological Science.
Dr Hayden Lorimer is a lecturer in the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow whose research focuses on Scotland in the past century exploring the geographical dimensions of landscape, nature, fieldwork, science, memory, mobility and biography. His ongoing research projects include; Hinterland: a cultural geography of biography, supported by an award from the AHRB, drawing the concept of biography into dialogue with cultural geography: and Pedestrian geographies: walking, knowing and placing Scotland’s mountains, supported by the ESRC, casts Scotland’s mountains as complex, hybrid spaces where people negotiate relationships with the natural environment.
Louise K Wilson is a visual artist, whose work includes installations, sound pieces and videos. Recent works spring from a curiosity about how flight affects our physiological states and psychological selves. She has participated in an experiment in zero gravity, co-opted a team of air traffic controllers in formation cycling on the runway at Newcastle Airport and been a passenger in an aerobatics plane looping the loop. Her research has involved associations with Montreal Neurological Institute, the Science Museum , the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training facility in Moscow , the RSPB and the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.
Jim Harold is an artist.
David Key (bio to come)
Kathryn Yusoff is an artist and Lecturer in Human (and Non-Human) Geography at Exeter University.
Loren Chasse is a sound artist and educator based in San Francisco.
John Schofield – Following a PhD in prehistoric archaeology, John Schofield has turned his archaeological lens on the ‘contemporary past’, the world we ourselves have helped shape and form in our everyday lives. Much of this work has concerned military archaeology – from individual bunkers to vast militarised landscapes. But more recently these interests have extended to the wider social and political landscapes. In undertaking this work John has developed a particular interest in the close proximity of archaeological and artistic practices, and in anthropology and cultural geography. Numerous of his projects – in Nevada, Malta and Berlin – include elements of all of these. John has worked for English Heritage since 1989. He is also a visiting lecturer in archaeology at the University of Southampton, and a visiting fellow at the University of Bristol.