- About OpenSpace
The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research
Cross-cutting research theme
This collaboration draws together members of OpenSpace who have interests in global processes of environmental, cultural and political change.
All of the work is rooted in OpenSpace research insights concerning the novel responses and responsibilities generated by global concerns. The work has been organized around two discrete projects.
Contact: Joe Smith
Interdependence Day (2005 - ongoing) has experimented with fresh tones and approaches to debating and communicating global environmental change issues (Joe Smith, Nigel Clark, Melissa Butcher, Petr Jehlicka, Renata Tyszczuk). Public events, broadcasts and publications have drawn together a range of relevant OS researchers and worked with policy, artist and media partners, as well as the Geographical Association, to provoke fresh thinking and wide public impact. The most recent development is an online ATLAS of Interdependence.
Mediating Change (2009 - ongoing) comprises a body of research activity and a series of podcasts that seek to plot a research agenda around the cultural politics of climate change (Joe Smith, Clive Barnett, Nigel Clark, Renata Tyszczuk). The podcast series includes contributions from leading researchers, artists, producers, journalists and other innovators in the field. The work is co-funded by and developed in partnership with the Ashden Trust.
OpenSpace has recently launched a newsletter with information about the Centre, forthcoming events, latest publications and research funding successes.