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      Space and Place Research Hub double book launch in London

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      May 23, 2019

      Thursday   6:30 PM

      Elephant and Castle
      London, Greater London

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      Space and Place Research Hub double book launch

      Creative Representations of Place + Surveillance, Architecture & Control  Please join the launch celebration for the publication of Alison Barnes' book Creative Representations of Place alongside Surveillance, Architecture & Control edited by Susann Flynn (LCC) & Antonia Mackay (Oxford Brookes), including a chapter from Lucy Thornett (LCC). Please join us for drinks and nibbles from 6.30pm. Alison and Lucy will give a short talk on their research at 7pm.  Room D105 Creative Representations of Place (Routledge) – Alison Barnes Cultural geography and the social sciences have seen a rise in the use of creative methods with which to understand and represent everyday life and place. Conversely, many artists are producing work that centres on ideas of place and space and utilising empirical research methods that have a resonance with geographers. This book contributes to the body of literature emerging from such creative approaches to place.  Drawing together theory and practice from cultural geography, anthropology and graphic design, this book proposes an interdisciplinary geo/graphic process for interrogating and re/presenting everyday life and place. A diverse set of research projects highlights participatory and autoethnographic approaches to the research. The sites of the projects are varied, encompassing the commercial space of grocery shops, cafés and restaurants, the private, domestic space of the home, and a Scottish World Heritage site. The theoretical context of each project highlights the transferability of the geo/graphic process, with place being variously framed within discussions of food, multi-culturalism and belonging; home, collecting and meaningful possessions; and, materiality, memory and affect. Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture (Palgrave) – edited by Susan Flynn and Antonia Mackay This edited collection examines the culture of surveillance as it is expressed in the built environment. Expanding on discussions from previous collections; Spaces of Surveillance: States and Selves (2017) and Surveillance, Race, Culture (2018), this book seeks to explore instances of surveillance within and around specific architectural entities, both historical and fictitious, buildings with specific social purposes and those existing in fiction, film, photography, performance and art. Providing new readings of, and expanding on Foucault’s work on the panopticon, these essays examine the role of surveillance via disparate fields of enquiry, such as the humanities, social sciences, technological studies, design and environmental disciplines. Surveillance, Architecture and Control seeks to engender new debates about the nature of the surveilled environment through detailed analyses of architectural structures and spaces; examining how cultural, geographical and built space buttress and produce power relations. The various essays address the ongoing fascination with contemporary notions of surveillance and control. Alison Barnes is a senior lecturer at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Her practice-led research draws from both graphic design and cultural geography and centers on the understanding and representation of everyday life and place. Lucy Thornett is a lecturer at University of the Arts, London. Her practice-led research focuses on scenography, with a particular interest in emerging technologies, crossovers with other spatial disciplines, and audience experience. 

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