Each year the Social and Cultural Geography Research Groups is given a small number of complementary passes to distribute to contributors to the conference who are either from a non-UK or non-geography background. We are delighted to be able to support the following ‘Research Group Guests‘ in their contribution to the conference this year.
- Miriam Burke is an independent artist, contributing to the session on ‘Art – Science and the Geographical Imagination’. Miriam has been working collaboratively with the glaciologist Professor Peter Knight from Keele. Her paper will draw out the value of art-science collaborations to the historical and contemporary study of physical.
- Jane Dyson is an independent anthropologist, contributing to the session on ‘Geographies of Friendships’. Jane works ethnographically on friendship, focusing on girls’ work in the Indian Himalayas. Her work was recently published in the American Ethnologist (July 2010).
- Ben Gallan, from the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER), University of Wollongong, Australia, is contributing to the session on ‘Emerging from the dark’: explorations into the experiences of the night. Ben is PhD student working on temporality, cultural infrastructure and the right to the city.
- Ralph Hoyte is an independent artist, contributing to the session on ‘Art – Science and the Geographical Imagination’. Ralph works as a performance poet, and will be presenting a paper on his recent project SATSYMPH. Satsymph is a collaboration with composer Marc yeates and coder Phill Phelps which will allow people to create their own “satellite symphony” through an iPhone app.
- Nicola Triscott is the director of London-based Art-Science organization Arts Catalyst. She is contributing to the session on ‘Art – Science and the Geographical Imagination’. Nicola will be talking about the work of the Arts Catalyst and taking part in a panel addressing the relationship between art and geopolitics in the book Arctic Geopolitics.