‘(Counter)topographical’ Reflections with Grief

by CIW Life is populated by landscapes including those of fear (Tuan, 1980), loss (Hockey et. al., 2001), and mourning. As of the 9th January 2021, 1,906,606 people have died from COVID-19 worldwide (WHO, 2021). These deaths intensify the mark of a dark smudged thumbprint violently pressed against our foreheads1. This is the reality toContinue reading “‘(Counter)topographical’ Reflections with Grief”

Former student Flo Lines launches new podcast

Former MSc student Flo Llines tells us about the new podcast, Tales in the Anthropocene,that she has recently launched. This podcast is the culmination of a masters year spent thinking and reading about people in a time some call “the Anthropocene”. “Anthropo” refers to us, humans, and cene meaning “new”. The Anthropocene indicates the indelible mark that humansContinue reading “Former student Flo Lines launches new podcast”

A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles

By Scarlet Hall This blog post is a response to an exchange between people from Colombia and the UK who are seeking to challenge open-cast coal mining corporations. This exchange took place in County Durham and Newcastle on October 13-14th October. Scarlet was heavily involved in the Campaign to Protect Pont Valley for the firstContinue reading “A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles”