Chalk Art-ing as Temporary Urbanism: Materiality and ‘Becoming-Art’

By Catherine Midwood An encounter with chalk art in the urban everyday environment is a temporary flash of colour underfoot; an unexpected encounter with a creation that emerged in the interaction between a variety of collaborating bodies (the pavement, the chalk dust, the hands that guided it, the shoes that smudged it, the rain orContinue reading “Chalk Art-ing as Temporary Urbanism: Materiality and ‘Becoming-Art’”

Exploring the Affective (After)Lives of Digital Archives

By Alistair Anderson, Current MSc Society and Space Student The archive is the quintessential arena of historical research, and for the compulsory ‘Experimental Methods’ unit I interrogated the use of digital archives as fields of affective materials. Specifically, my project focussed on the extinct thylacine (Thylacinus cynacephalus) as a theme around which the materials inContinue reading “Exploring the Affective (After)Lives of Digital Archives”

In Pursuit of Wildness: Maps, sounds and photos

As part of the Experimental methods module, a compulsory module on the Society and Space course, I explored how we could better understand wildness as an affective structure rather than an empirical object for investigation. It also sought to find new ways of telling through the process of journeying. By Emma Manion.