Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics


Nichola Khan

Event | grounded. A Season of Screendance, 28 July to 9 August

grounded is a season of online screenings that brings films together under the framework of Screendance, a term that signals an affinity between choreographic and cinematic approaches to art practice, an attraction between dance and film that is as old as cinema… Continue Reading →

Commentary | Black Lives Matter: No more silence!

by Maureen Mguni I write because I’m sad I write because I can no longer be silent I’m choking It hurts All the pain I write, not just for George Floyd I write for every black person A story of… Continue Reading →

Event | Extracting Us. Creative engagements on the front lines 

24 June 2020 12:00 – 13:30 – BST free online event Photo credit: Coal mine in East Kalimantan, from Henri Ismail overlaid with protest graffiti in Western France, from Elona Hoover. Creative practices are central to activism on the front lines… Continue Reading →

Commentary | In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

by Matt C. Smith This post is by a white British PhD student aimed at other white students and staff working and studying within Higher Education. It is intended to open-up space for the uncomfortable conversations we need to have…. Continue Reading →

Commentary | In Solidarity with Resistant Citizens – Black Lives Matter 2020

Theodore Koulouris, University of Brighton The below forms part of an essay I published in 2018, whose aim was to theorise Sophocles’ Antigone, one of the most important texts in western literary tradition and intellectual history, as an example of… Continue Reading →

Commentary | Solidarity against racial injustice| We too are heartbroken

The Centre for Spatial Environmental and Cultural Politics stands in solidarity with all those protesting racial injustice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May, and with all black families who have lost loved ones to police… Continue Reading →

Event | Extracting Us: online exhibition and conversation

Following the success of the exhibition “Extracting Us. Looking Differently: Feminism, Politics and Coal Extraction” at ONCA gallery in Brighton in July 2019, the curatorial team launched a call to create a further collective exhibition as part of the biennal… Continue Reading →

Research News | New SCDTP postdoctoral fellow in the Centre -Andrea Garcia Gonzalez

I am delighted to have been awarded with the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership Postdoctoral Fellowship that will be carried out at SASS with the mentorship of Nichola Khan. The project “Social Policy in Conflict-Affected Contexts. A Feminist Approach to… Continue Reading →

Commentary | Corona diaries | Nichola Khan

Thoughts on breathing as politics and historical transmission   This corona diary is also an asthma diary, and by extension an anxiety diary impressed with the memory of other earlier epidemics that threatened the ability to breathe. It reflects on… Continue Reading →

Commentary | Corona diaries | Daniel Burdsey

Ambulances and ASDA vans: a night on Bear Road Once more the sound of crying Is number one across the earth ‘The Sound of Crying’, Prefab Sprout, 1992 Wednesday 25 March 2020. Seven o’clock in the evening. It is 48… Continue Reading →

Commentary | Corona diaries | members’ writing on the 2020 corona pandemic

Across UOB colleagues are sharing their thoughts and personal experiences of the pandemic. We invite members to share their experiences as they are happening, their daily thoughts and responses to all aspects of Centre politics- environmental spatial cultural- as well… Continue Reading →

Research News | Visiting Fellow – Suzanne Dhaliwal

Welcome to our Visiting Fellow 2020 Suzanne Dhaliwal. Suzanne is a highly regarded and influential climate justice creative and strategist who brings an important critical lens to the functioning of privilege and power within the climate movement. She was voted… Continue Reading →

Research News | Visiting Fellowship Applications for 2020 now open

The Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics has an annual round of inviting applications for Visiting Research Fellows, including theoretical research, practice-based research and enterprise-related research (community or industry engagement). The aim of the selective scheme is to provide… Continue Reading →

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