The Geography of Rocket Man

‘Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kid’ Thomas Cross examines how relational space is communicated through animation, and demonstrates how animation and geography share an understanding of space. Released in 1972, Elton John’s Rocket Man rose to no. 2 in the UK singles chart and went on to be certified Platinum in…

Honouring George Floyd and taking steps towards anti-racism

Hannah Lising- White comments that the police murder of George Floyd and anti-racism protests in America should be indicative of a shift toward stronger anti-racism politics and the necessary recognition of institutional racism. She also outlines ways that non-black people can support the Black Lives Matter movement. The tragic loss of George Floyd on Monday…

Beyond the Horizon: Portugal’s Plan for Atlantic Expansion

David Figueira Bourton explores the consequences of Portugal’s lost empire, and the economic strategies set to reinstate its influence on the political map. During the European Age of Discovery, an era that marked the start of globalisation, Portugal was one of the pioneering powers establishing trading posts (feitorias) in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa…