"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)
I’m a Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Geography in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham having joined the school at the beginning of October 2004. I was actually born in Fredericton, New Brunswick though I grew up in Calgary. I moved to Vancouver to study and spent the better part of 10 years at the University of British Columbia. I also lived in Germany while I was working on my PhD spending time in Berlin, Heidelberg, and Mainz. I’m currently working on two book projects. One focuses on the historical and political geography of the German Hausbesetzerbewegung (squatter movement) from the 1960s onwards. The other explores the relationship between landscape and representation in contemporary photographic practice.
I thought I’d set up this blog as an attempt to experiment with and think through different geographical approaches to aesthetics and politics.