Urban Photo Festival: An interview with Lauren Finch by Zoe Rasbash

It’s an exciting time for cultural and political geographers. Critical practices are becoming influential in geographical discourse, with academics like our own Alan Ingram stressing their increasing importance. Urban Photo Fest, now in its 9th year, is photo festival at this cross section of academia and art. This year in November, their ‘photo village’, with…

Catalonia – A New Perspective

During reading week the first year Geographers took to Catalonia, to cary out human fieldwork in Barcelona and physical fieldwork in Sitges. Johannes Wittig also took the opportunity to take a series of epic photos from his Phantom 3 advanced drone. This aerial shot of the beaches at Sitges with its prominent groyne sea defence won…

Information Explosion: Big Bang Data at Somerset House

Emily Spary reviews ‘Big Bang Data’ at Somerset House, an exhibition which explores the role of data in the Digital Age, and indeed, in our everyday lives.  The explosion of data into our lives has fundamentally shaped all that we do in this Digital Age. Daily, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created, and we have…