Mr Rupert Griffiths

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Research interests

keywords: Landscape, urban margins, urban wilds, decentred subject, creative practices, new materialisms, the uncanny.

My Ph.D research is concerned with marginal urban landscapes, focusing particularly on a number of artists and photographers whose work is enmeshed with the inner urban margins of East London. I ask how their practices can be considered as material and embodied engagements with landscape and as entwinements which wilfully decentre the human subject and develop a distributed understanding of agency in the production of landscape. I discuss their work theoretically as a synthesis of new materialist discourses and the Uncanny, two discourses which approach the problem of distributed agency from different perspectives but both of which question and blur essentialising categories such as self and landscape, nature and culture or living and non-living.

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  • Uncanny Landscapes

    Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar

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