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OpenSpace Research Centre

The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research

Research projects in 2011

September 2009 - December 2013

Biosecurity Borderlands is a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project run from the School of Geography, Exeter University and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University.

October 2011 - September 2013

The production of architecture and urban design has become increasingly concerned with creating recognizable, 'branded' products in the form of buildings and public spaces.

September 2010 - September 2012

Funded jointly by OpenSpace and CRESC, Politics of Alternative Finance brings together new thinking on the financial crisis, and new ideas for reforming the financial sector.

January 2010 - January 2012

This ESRC funded seminar series brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers from across the arts and social and health sciences in order to explore the potential of the visual for understanding the forms and experiences of inequality that shape societies, communities and individual

January 2010 - December 2011

This project aims to identify and understand aspects of the current global predicament in the UK's landscape, exploring its histories and possible futures, through creating images and texts that critique and document a point in history characterised by conflict and anxiety.

May 2010 - October 2011

In the Andes, the growing demand for water by the mining industry is creating tensions. Natural supplies are limited, most existing resources are in use, and some sources are regarded as sacred among Aymara and Quechua people.

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