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Julie Doyle

Event | 8 June 2023 4pm, Open Forum on Art and Activism: Extractivism and the “Green Transition”

An Open Forum on Art and Activism: Extractivism and the “Green Transition.” 8 June 2023, 4-6pm, Project Space, Phoenix Art Space, 10–14 Waterloo Place Brighton, BN2 9NB Laboratorio de Artes Gráficas del Desierto de Atacama, an art project from the Atacama Desert,… Continue Reading →

Reflections on ‘Structures of Community’ Symposium Brighton CCA and CSECP, 18th January 2023

‘Structures of Community’ Symposium, Brighton CCA, supported by CSECP, 18th January 2023 Set in the context of Summer House by RESOLVE Collective, an exhibition at Brighton CCA, this second edition in the series of Structures of Community responded to the work… Continue Reading →

Welcome to CSECP Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Adi Kuntsman

We are delighted to welcome Dr Adi Kuntsman from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, as Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics from 1 June to 31 July 2023. Dr Kunstman is a Reader in Digital Politics,… Continue Reading →

Welcome to CSECP Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Nazry Bahrawi

We are delighted to welcome Dr Nazry Bahrawi from the Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, USA, as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics from 1 April to 30 June 2023…. Continue Reading →

Book Publication | ‘Contours of Feminist Political Ecology’ co-authored by Centre members

Centre members Rebecca Elmhirst, Dian Ekowati, Alice Owen and Elona M.Hoover have contributed to an exciting new open access edited book collection, Contours of Feminist Political Ecology (2023, Palgrave Macmillan). Co-edited by Rebecca Elmhirst, with collaborative chapter contributions from Elmhirst, Ekowati, Owen… Continue Reading →

Event Recording | J.T. Roane – ‘Dark Agoras: Insurgent Black Social Life and the Politics of Place’

The Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics was delighted to co-host J.T. Roane’s talk about his new book, Dark Agoras: Insurgent Black Social Life and the Politics of Place, on 18 January at the University of Brighton, UK. J.T Roane’s full talk can… Continue Reading →

Event Recording | Toxic Waves – Arabel Lebrusan in conversation with Sophie J Williamson and Xavier Ribas

by Arabel Lebrusan On the afternoon of 4th June 2022, I invited curator Sophie J Williamson and artist Xavier Ribas to an online conversation chaired by CSECP Deputy Director Katy Beinart, where we discussed each of our practices in relation… Continue Reading →

Research projects| ‘From drawing matter to touching matter. A reflexion about soil. Part 2’ by Arabel Lebrusan

By Arabel Lebrusan Extractivist Soil   For the second part of my Visiting Fellowship research — (see the first part here)—  my intention was to explore if handling soil/toxic soil would activate individuals. In the context of “vibrant matter” (Jane… Continue Reading →

Research News | Matt Adams on his upcoming AHRC Fellowship – Pavlov and the kingdom of dogs: Storying experimental animal histories through arts-based research

Image: Five dogs undergoing experiments on gastric secretion in the Physiology Department, Imperial Institute of Experimental Medicine, St Petersburg. Photograph, 1904. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark By Matt Adams Animals have always played an integral part in our culture and society, and as… Continue Reading →

Research | Frozen Future: making connections with anti-extractivist researchers and activists

Image: ‘Observing Extraction’. Photograph of Xavier Ribas and Ignacio Acosta at work, which gives a glimpse of the scale of lithium mining (photo: Louise Purbrick) by Louise Purbrick Frozen Future is the shortened title of Solid Water, Frozen Time, Future Justice,… Continue Reading →

Workshop reflections | What does water mean to you? Lilith Film Club and SECP’s Brighton Fringe Event

Water has many practical and symbolic meanings, across cultures, geographies and identities. As part of the 2022 Brighton Fringe, I had the joy of collaborating on behalf of the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, with Lilith Film Club… Continue Reading →

Workshop | Toxic Fragments – Clay Workshops, 7 & 10 July

“Harvesting empathy and coping with ecological grief through touching” Thursday 7th July – 2:00pm-7:00pm – Open to all, drop in anytime during these times Sunday 10th July – 2:00pm-7:00pm – Open to all, drop in anytime during these times At Fishing… Continue Reading →

Performance talk | Elona Hoover: Composing with concrete environments, 12 July 6.30pm-8.00pm

CSECP are pleased to invite you to join artist/researcher Elona Hoover at ONCA gallery in Brighton to hear about her creative exploration of the political aesthetics of urban commoning. Concrete is a curious material. It can be moulded, reinforced, it… Continue Reading →

Rescheduled Workshop details forthcoming | Collaborative Writing and Feminist Practice, 19 July, 2pm to 5pm now Thursday 8 December 10-12:30 pm

Collaborative writing and feminist practice workshop  Tuesday 19th July, 2pm to 5pm Grand Parade, University of Brighton, Room G4 Free event – booking required. Join this half-day workshop to explore practices of collaborative writing with CSECP post-doc Dr Elona Hoover, who… Continue Reading →

Conference | Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing 21-23 July

Please join us at Common Threads, the second international conference on Black and Asian British Women’s Writing on 21-23 July, University of Brighton. Following the inaugural conference of the Black British Women’s Writing Network (BBWWN) at the University of Brighton in 2014,… Continue Reading →

News | Climate communications research by Julie Doyle informs the UN IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

April 2022   Research on climate communications by CSECP‘s Co-Director, Julie Doyle, has informed the recommendations for climate mitigation activities in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Sixth Assessment Report, Working Group III (2022). Published every five to… Continue Reading →

Workshop | Exploring water through film – 21 May 2022

  ‘Exploring water through film’ workshop Organised by Lilith Archive & Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics Part of the Brighton Fringe   Workshop date: 21 May 2022 16:00 – 18:00 Event location: ONCA Barge, Brighton Marina, The Waterfront, BN2… Continue Reading →

Commentary | Remembering Andrew Jennings: reflections on the evolution of an investigative sociology of sport by Alan Tomlinson

Image by Markus Winkler on Pexels Commentary written by Alan Tomlinson, March 2022 Following the death in early January 2022 of the investigative journalist Andrew Jennings, German investigative reporter Jens Weinreich led a tremendous networking, organizational and editorial initiative, stimulating… Continue Reading →

News | Framing climate as a security issue – commentary by Francesca Kilpatrick

Photo by History in HD on Unsplash CSECP member Francesca Kilpatrick has written a new article reflecting on the value of framing climate change as a security issue, for Rethinking Security, a network of UK-based organisations, academics and activists working… Continue Reading →

News | Welcome to CSECP Visiting Doctoral Student, James Jackson

We are delighted to welcome James Jackson as a Visiting Doctoral Student in the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics from April-June 2022. James is a political economist visiting from the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute… Continue Reading →

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