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OpenSpace Research Centre

The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research

Culture and Practice

"photos not allowed" Marrakech medina

This research theme works to understand the changing spaces and spatialities of social life and cultural practice.

Gillian Rose's work on visual methodologies has formed interdisciplinary explorations into how visual representations are deployed, and the effects they produce in shaping society. Steve Pile, Sara MacKian and Melissa Butcher have looked at cultural and embodied mediations of urban experience. In addition, Steve Pile's work on psychoanalystic geographies has opened up new ways of thinking about affectual registers over distance. George Revill's investigation of soundscapes has contributed in expanding the sensory landscape in geography. Expertise on the mobilities and mobilisations of people, things, and ideas, including work on historical and contemporary cultures of mobility have also enriched and broadened the strength of this research theme (see the work of Parvati Raghuram, Melissa Butcher, Kevin Hetherington, Sandip Hazareesingh and George Revill).


Externally funded projects

The following grants were awarded on research stemming from this theme:

For further information on this research theme, please contact George Revill.


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