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Michelle Bastian

is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the role of time in social methods of inclusion and exclusion. This…

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Michelle Bastian

is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the role of time in social methods of inclusion and exclusion. This work initially focused on philosophical concepts of community, particularly feminist critiques of community, but has since expanded to look at ‘more-than-human communities’. Case studies have included local food, community responses to climate change and resource depletion and extinctions. She is a member of the Extinction Studies Working Group (http://extinctionstudies.org) and co-ordinator of a range of other networks including Temporal Belongings (www.temporalbelongings.org), the Transition Research Network (www.transitionresearchnetwork.org) and the Edinburgh Time Network. She has been PI on a number of ARHC funded projects including one that explored the possibilities of more-than-human participatory research (www.morethanhumanresearch.com). You can found out more at www.michellebastian.net and www.twitter.com/mhbastian

David Farrier

is Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Edinburgh. His interests lie in Anthropocene poetics and the multi-scalar temporalities of climate change; extinction narratives; world-ecology;…

David Farrier

is Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Edinburgh. His interests lie in Anthropocene poetics and the multi-scalar temporalities of climate change; extinction narratives; world-ecology; and the convergence of world-literature, postcolonial and eco-critical concerns. He convenes the Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network, and is a Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded Ancestral time project (ancestraltime.org.uk). David.Farrier@ed.ac.uk

Sonia Matos

Sónia Matos is a designer and lecturer whose work primarily explores the intersection between design and ethnography. In February 2011 she completed a PhD in Cultural Studies (with a…

Sonia Matos

Sónia Matos is a designer and lecturer whose work primarily explores the intersection between design and ethnography. In February 2011 she completed a PhD in Cultural Studies (with a practical component in media) at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her doctoral project was dedicated to the research and study of the Silbo Gomero, a whistled form of language that is still alive in the small island of La Gomera in the Canarian archipelago. Part ethnographic study, part acoustic and ecological reinterpretation, this project has culminated in a doctoral dissertation and the design of audio-based media for sensory exploration for local youth.

In September 2011 Sónia joined Edinburgh College of Art as a full-time lecturer where she teaches various courses across different design disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Between 2012 and 2013 she was also a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Program for Art, Culture and Technology. Amongst other institutions, she has presented her work at the 21st Century research-based programme, Chisenhale Gallery (London, U.K.) and at the ‘Verbindingen/ Jonctions 13’ an annual multidisciplinary festival organised by Constance – Association for Art & Media (Brussels, Belgium). Part of her dissertation has been published in the peer-reviewed proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design Histories & Design Studies and in the upcoming publication ‘Memory in Motion: Archives, Technology and the Social’ published by Amsterdam University Press and edited by Ina Blom, Trond Lundemo and Eivind Røssaak

Currently she is working in collaboration with biologist Dr. Ana Neto from CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (University of the Azores, Portugal). Focusing specifically on the wild and edible seaweed of the Azorean archipelago, this project attempts to actively contribute toward the safeguard of local vernacular knowledge of the marine environment.

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Andrew Patrizio

Andrew specialises in Scottish visual culture since 1945, art history & ecology, and other art/science cross-disciplinary work. He works across both scholarly writing and curatorial projects. His edited book…

A Patrizio staff profile

Andrew Patrizio

Andrew specialises in Scottish visual culture since 1945, art history & ecology, and other art/science cross-disciplinary work. He works across both scholarly writing and curatorial projects. His edited book and exhibition, Anatomy Acts, of 2006 won the Royal Medical Society’s Book of the Year. He is based in History of Art at Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh.a.patrizio@ed.ac.uk / @scovulture

Jeremy Kidwell

Jeremy conducts empirical research which explores the social and cultural shape of environmental activism and also works on themes in religious ethics, particularly biopolitics and the moral context engaged…

Jeremy Kidwell

Jeremy conducts empirical research which explores the social and cultural shape of environmental activism and also works on themes in religious ethics, particularly biopolitics and the moral context engaged when religious groups respond to ecological crisis.  academia / jeremy.kidwell@ed.ac.uk

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Emily Brady

is Professor of Environment and Philosophy in the School of Geosciences at Edinburgh. Her research interests include aesthetics, environmental ethics, eighteenth-century philosophy, and animal studies. Her most recent book…

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Emily Brady

is Professor of Environment and Philosophy in the School of Geosciences at Edinburgh. Her research interests include aesthetics, environmental ethics, eighteenth-century philosophy, and animal studies. Her most recent book publication is The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature (Cambridge UP, 2013). Emily.Brady@ed.ac.uk

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Franklin Ginn

is a Human Geographer at Edinburgh University, whose work concerns gardening naturecultures, landscape temporality, and ethics and philosophies of nature in the Anthropocene. His work has been funded by…

Franklin Ginn

is a Human Geographer at Edinburgh University, whose work concerns gardening naturecultures, landscape temporality, and ethics and philosophies of nature in the Anthropocene. His work has been funded by the AHRC (ancestraltime.org.uk) and Carnegie Trust. http://franklinginn.wordpress.comfranklin.ginn@ed.ac.uk

 

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Emma Trott

Emma is researching the poetry and archives of Jon Silkin and Simon Armitage. Interests include poetic interactions with the environment and literary ecology.

Emma Trott

Emma is researching the poetry and archives of Jon Silkin and Simon Armitage. Interests include poetic interactions with the environment and literary ecology.

Emily Alder

is Lecturer in Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University, teaching nineteenth-century literature, popular culture, and ecocriticism. Her research interests are in the intersections between literature and science, especially…

Emily Alder

is Lecturer in Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University, teaching nineteenth-century literature, popular culture, and ecocriticism. Her research interests are in the intersections between literature and science, especially in genre fiction of the long nineteenth century. She has published on the fiction of H. G. Wells, William Hope Hodgson, and Stephen Donaldson. em.alder@napier.ac.uk / https://napier.academia.edu/EmilyAlder

Matthew Bampton

is Professor of Geography at the University of Southern Maine, in Portland Maine, where he has worked for the past 22 years.  He specializes in applied geographic information systems…

Matthew Bampton

is Professor of Geography at the University of Southern Maine, in Portland Maine, where he has worked for the past 22 years.  He specializes in applied geographic information systems (GIS) and field mapping.  His work centres on high-resolution digital mapping and the integration of diverse data sources.  His current project, Shetland Island Climate Change and Settlement is part of a larger multi-disciplinary collaboration and explores the links between climate change at the end of the Little Ice Age, human use of the landscape, and dynamic environmental processes.  He is currently on sabbatical leave from USM and is Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh.

David Borthwick

is a Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow. David’s research concerns literature’s responses to the environment, in particular poetic responses to landscape and place.  David…

David Borthwick

is a Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow. David’s research concerns literature’s responses to the environment, in particular poetic responses to landscape and place.  David is interested in the ecopoetic strategies of contemporary UK poets including John Burnside and Alice Oswald. His research seeks to examine the problematic and multivalent nature of place, and its future.

Erin Despard

is an FQRSC postdoctoral fellow in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. She studies plants and urban landscapes from the perspective of materialist…

Erin Despard

is an FQRSC postdoctoral fellow in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. She studies plants and urban landscapes from the perspective of materialist media studies. You can read about her research at www.communicativelandscapes.wordpress.com, or follow her on Instagram.

Maria Fusco

Maria Fusco is a Senior Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh University, Reader in Edinburgh College of Art, and previously Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths. Her research traverses the transdisciplinary…

Maria Fusco

Maria Fusco is a Senior Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh University, Reader in Edinburgh College of Art, and previously Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths. Her research traverses the transdisciplinary registers of art criticism, fiction and theory. She is currently working on a new site-specific work and radio broadcasts commissioned by Artangel/BBC Radio 4 which will take place inside a mountain on the west coast of Scotland in 2015. mariafusco.net / maria.fusco@ed.ac.uk

Derek Gladwin

Derek’s interdisciplinary research broadly examines responses in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and forms of media to environmental, energy, and spatial issues in society. In autumn 2015, he served…

Derek Gladwin

Derek’s interdisciplinary research broadly examines responses in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and forms of media to environmental, energy, and spatial issues in society. In autumn 2015, he served as the Visiting Research Fellow of the Environmental Humanities through The Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. For more, visit his website at www.derekgladwin.com.

Michelle Keown

Michelle specialises in Postcolonial literature and theory (particularly that of the Pacific region) and current research interests include (inter alia) representations of the body in postcolonial literature with reference…

Michelle Keown

Michelle specialises in Postcolonial literature and theory (particularly that of the Pacific region) and current research interests include (inter alia) representations of the body in postcolonial literature with reference to illness and disease caused by social inequalities and environmental degradation, particularly as a result of nuclear imperialism.

Wood Roberdeau

Wood’s current research involves the capacity for modern and contemporary artworks to inform environmental studies and the question of whether a poetics of the everyday might be remobilized to…

Wood Roberdeau

Wood’s current research involves the capacity for modern and contemporary artworks to inform environmental studies and the question of whether a poetics of the everyday might be remobilized to coincide with an ecological aesthetics.

Bradon Smith

is a Research Associate at the Open University and the University of Bath working on the AHRC funded Stories of Change project. His background is in English literature, with doctoral research…

Bradon Smith

is a Research Associate at the Open University and the University of Bath working on the AHRC funded Stories of Change project. His background is in English literature, with doctoral research on popular science writing. He is interested in literary representations of climate change and energy production and consumption. bradon.smith@open.ac.uk

Alice Tarbuck

Alice Tarbuck is a PhD candidate at the University of Dundee & the Scottish Poetry Library. Her thesis examines the poetry & practice of Thomas A. Clark, a contemporary…

Alice Tarbuck

Alice Tarbuck is a PhD candidate at the University of Dundee & the Scottish Poetry Library. Her thesis examines the poetry & practice of Thomas A. Clark, a contemporary Scottish poet writing formally innovative work on landscape & walking. Her research interests include the relationship between formally innovative poetry & environmental humanities, minimalism, eco poetics/ eco criticism, land reform, nature writing & ecology more generally.

Owain Jones

Owain Jones gained a PhD in Cultural Geography at the University of Bristol in 1997 and since then has researched and written about many aspects of nature-society relations, landscape,…

Owain Jones

Owain Jones gained a PhD in Cultural Geography at the University of Bristol in 1997 and since then has researched and written about many aspects of nature-society relations, landscape, place, memory and the environmental crisis. He has conducted research projects on trees, place and landscape; floods, communities and memory; food chains and ecology; tidal landscapes; animals and society; and children, nature and place. His is currently leading a 1.5 million pound Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities project which involves eight UK universities, community partners and artists in four case study areas across the UK. This project is seeking to creatively explore and transform connections within and between communities, and communities and nature, in relation to water issues. Owain was appointed as the first Professor on the Environmental Humanities in the UK in 2014 at Bath Spa University. He has published over 70 scholarly articles and two books – Geography and Memory: Identity, Place and Becoming (2012) with Jo Garde-Hansen; and Tree Cultures: The Place of Trees, and Trees in their Place (2002) with Paul Cloke.

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto

In 2006 Tim Collins and Reiko Goto emigrated to the UK to work within academia. They initiated Plein Air in (2008) with funding from universities. They moved to Scotland…

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto

In 2006 Tim Collins and Reiko Goto emigrated to the UK to work within academia. They initiated Plein Air in (2008) with funding from universities. They moved to Scotland in 2010 where Goto would finish her PhD, Collins would support the development of work for an exhibition at Peacock Gallery in Aberdeen. Concurrently they were involved in exhibitions in Taiwan, New York and Pittsburgh; they would also publish one report and seven articles a new website. They were invited to seminars and in Asia, Ireland, the UK and the US. Residencies included the Headlands Center for the Arts in California (2008); Collins was visiting fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Humanities, University of Edinburgh (2010). Collaborators included plant physiologists, hardware and software experts, musicians and philosophers.
In 2012 they left academia and the studio in Glasgow was established. In 2013 they received funding from Creative Scotland, the Landscape Research Group and the Forestry Commission enabled eighteen months of work on the topic of the Black Wood of Rannoch. Funding from Creative Carbon Scotland supported the development of work for CO2 Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Art Festival. 2014-15 they had exhibitions at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, the Tent Gallery (twice) and Summerhall Edinburgh (for the science festival), and at a visual sounds / new music exhibition in Cologne Germany. They published one book and sixteen articles during this time. They were invited to interdisciplinary seminars and conferences in Italy, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK, they were keynotes at an arts humanities and environment conference in Australia. Goto was visiting fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Humanities, University of Edinburgh (2012). Current collaborators include a social scientist and hardware and software experts.

David A.G. Clarke

David A.G. Clarke is a PhD candidate at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. He is interested in the convergence of environmental philosophy, ethics and education….

David A.G. Clarke

David A.G. Clarke is a PhD candidate at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. He is interested in the convergence of environmental philosophy, ethics and education. His research focuses on post-human and new materialist philosophy and the influence of these areas on environmental education and learning for sustainability. His background is in outdoor education and he currently contributes to teaching on the MSc Learning for Sustainability, MSc Outdoor Education and MSc Outdoor Environmental Sustainability Education.

Matt Brennan

Matt Brennan is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh. He has served as Chair of the UK and Ireland branch of the International…

Matt Brennan

Matt Brennan is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh. He has served as Chair of the UK and Ireland branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), and was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow prior to taking up his current post. His current areas of research include the British live music sector, music festivals and environmental sustainability, and the social history of the drum kit.

Alan Macpherson

Alan Macpherson is a PhD candidate in English and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen. His research concerns the relationship between text and visual culture in contemporary poetics,…

Alan Macpherson

Alan Macpherson is a PhD candidate in English and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen. His research concerns the relationship between text and visual culture in contemporary poetics, new nature writing, and contemporary art, and how these intersect with critical and theoretical approaches to literature and the environment in the Anthropocene. His thesis addresses these interests through the work of Kathleen Jamie. He teaches on the English and Literature in a World Context programmes at Aberdeen and writes for Deveron Arts in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Christos Galanis

Christos Galanis is an artist, researcher, and teacher who enjoys migration – facilitated by Greek and Canadian passports. He is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at the University…

Christos Galanis

Christos Galanis is an artist, researcher, and teacher who enjoys migration – facilitated by Greek and Canadian passports. He is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh where he is pursuing research on Scottish Hillwalking Culture. He holds an MFA in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, USA) and a BFA in Music from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). Christos has taught workshops and created walking-related performances and works in Mexico, Puerto Rico, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Canada, U.S., and Greece, including long walks over the course of several hundred kilometers. He enjoys collaborating with both humans and non-humans alike, especially donkeys.

Web: http://peripateticpraxis.weebly.com/
www.christosgalanis.com

John Telford

John Telford is a lecturer in outdoor and environmental education at the University of Edinburgh. John has worked in a variety of educational contexts with young people and adults from…

John Telford

John Telford is a lecturer in outdoor and environmental education at the University of Edinburgh. John has worked in a variety of educational contexts with young people and adults from a variety of backgrounds. His interdisciplinary work relates to a wide range of areas including environmental philosophy, the application of social theory to outdoor and environmental education, and pedagogy. He is particularly interested in ideas concerning human/more-than-human relationality and global ecological flourishing. John is Programme Director for two MSc programmes – MSc Outdoor Education and MSc Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education.

 

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