The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research
The OpenSpace Research Centre generates a collective research culture, facilitated by regular discussions and events, including a seminar series with internal and visiting scholars, and opportunities to workshop research in progress and reading groups. The emphasis is on support, inclusivity and exchange of ideas. As a result, we have ongoing and sustained conversations across a range of research topics, focusing on common concerns such as the theorisation of space, nature, culture, agency and politics. These collective practices are embedded in our team-based course production and teaching, and their transfer to our research culture has been exceptionally rewarding. We foster experimental and emergent intellectual collaborations that is inclusive of established and early career researchers, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants and postgraduates.
OpenSpace has recently launched a newsletter with information about the Centre, forthcoming events, latest publications and research funding successes.