Faculty of Social Sciences
BA (Cambridge), PhD (London)
I chaired the production of Living in a globalised world (DD205) and am currently presentation chair of Understanding cities (DD304).
My research interests lie broadly within the field of visual culture. I'm interested in visuality as a kind of practice, done by human subjects in collaboration with different kinds of objects and technologies.
Monica Degen, Clare Melhuish and I are starting a new ESRC-funded project in autumn 2011. Architectural atmospheres, branding and the social: the role of digital visualizing technologies in contemporary architectural practice is a two-year ethnographic study of how digital visualizing technologies are being used by architects in two large studios in London, both as part of their design process but also as a way of taking their designs through the planning process.
Other work is extending my interest in subjectivities, space and visual practices by exploring experiences of designed urban spaces. I have completed the ESRC-funded project Urban aesthetics: a comparison of experiences in Milton Keynes and Bedford town centres (ESRC grant number RES-062-23-0223) with Dr Monica Degen at Brunel University, in which we compared how people experienced two rather different town centres: Milton Keynes and Bedford. Find more information about the project on the Urban Experience website.
The long-term project Doing Family Photography: The Domestic, The Public and The Politics of Sentiment resulted in a book from Ashgate Press in 2010. I've approached family snaps by thinking of them as objects embedded in a wide range of practices. I've been interviewing women with young children about their photos for a long time, and more recently I've looked at the politics and ethics of family snaps moving into more public arenas of display when the people they picture are the victims of violence. The book explores the different 'politics of sentiment' in which family snaps participate in both their domestic spaces in the public space of the contemporary mass media.
I'm also interested in more innovative ways to produce social science research, especially using visual materials. I was involved in organising the ESRC Seminar Series 'Visual Dialogues: New Agendas in Inequalities Research' (2010-2012).
I'm a member of the OpenSpace Research Centre.
I am prepared to supervise PhD students in the following areas: contemporary visual culture; domestic and other forms of photography; visual methodologies; urban visualities.
A selection of my research publications can be viewed at The Open University's Open Research Online.
Degen, M, and Rose G (2012) 'The sensory experiencing of urban design: the role of walking and perceptual memory', Urban Studies, Available from http://usj.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/04/02/0042098012440463 (Accessed 18 February 2013).
Rose G (2012) Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Interpreting Visual Materials, third edition, Sage.
Rose, G (2010) Doing Family Photography: The Domestic, The Public and The Politics of Sentiment, Ashgate, Available from http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754677321 (Accessed 18 February 2013).
Rose, G, M Degen, and B Basdas (2010) 'More on 'big things': building events and feelings', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 35: 334–349.
Rose, G, B Basdas, and M Degen (2009) Using websites to disseminate research on urban spatialities Geography Compass 3, 2098–2108.
Rose, G (2009) 'Who cares for which dead and how: British newspaper reporting of the bombs in London, July 2005', Geoforum 40, 46–54.
Rose, G (2008) 'Spectres and spectacle: London 7 July 2005', New Formations 62, 45–59.
Degen, M, DeSilvey, C and Rose, G (2008) ' Experiencing visualities in designed urban environments: learning from Milton Keynes', Environment and Planning A 40, 1901-1920.
Last updated: 18 February 2013