Prof Karen Till

Geography

Rhetoric House
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(01) 7084550

Biography

I am a cultural geographer, ethnographer and curator who engages in collaborative research about place, memory and creative practice. Working with local experts, I seek to reconsider, and thereby contribute to, political, feminist and urban theory. I received a Ph.D. in Cultural Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1996), a research M.A. in Cultural and Urban Geography (1991) and B.A. in Ecosystems (1986) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Previously I held tenured posts in Geography at Louisiana State University, University of Minnesota, and Royal Holloway, University College London, and in Urban Planning, and Government and International Affairs at Virginia Tech University. At Maynooth Geography, I am currently the Head of the Postgraduate School, and am Director of the MA in Geography. I also direct the Space&Place Research Collaborative (Ireland). Internationally, I am founding co-Convener of the Mapping Spectral Traces network of artists, practitioners and scholars. My book in progress, Wounded City, highlights the significance of place-based memory-work and ethical forms of care at multiple scales that may contribute to creating more socially just futures. Through geo-ethnographic research in Berlin, Bogotá, Cape Town, Dublin, Minneapolis, and Roanoke, I examine the significance of place in personal and social memory-work and an ethics of care, to address the ongoing legacies of forms of state-perpetrated and systemic violence. My curatorial work invites artists, practitioners, community leaders, scholars and publics to explore how creative practices might enable more responsible and sustainable approaches to caring for places, shared environments and cities. 

Research Interests

Place; Memory Politics; Urban Design; Art and Geography

Research Projects

  Project Role Description Start Date End Date
Reimagining European Public Space: Wastelands as Sites of Experimentation Co-PI 28-FEB-18 07-MAY-18
Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound’ PI 14-OCT-16 20-OCT-16
HERA Match-Making Event PI 01-JAN-15 31-JAN-15
The Geopolitical Trauma of AIDS and Forms of Care in Post-Apartheid Cape Town, South Afric Co-PI 01-JAN-14 31-DEC-14
IRC New Ideas Award Network Partner Network Partner 01-APR-12 30-APR-11
The Afterlives and Scales of Memory-work in Berlin and Europe PI 01-JAN-12 01-FEB-13

Books

  Year Publication
2010 Mapping Spectral Traces (ed. volume and exhibitions catalogue).
Till, Karen (2010) Mapping Spectral Traces (ed. volume and exhibitions catalogue). Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Affairs. [IR Link] [Details]
2005 The New Berlin: Memory, politics, place.
Till, Karen E. (2005) The New Berlin: Memory, politics, place. Minneapolis, MN USA: University of Minnesota Press. [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 Embodied Geographies of The Nation
Cronin, Nessa and Till, Karen E (Ed.). (2017) Embodied Geographies of The Nation Cork University Press: The Irish Review. [Details]
2013 Interventions in the Political Geographies of Walls
Till, Karen E (Ed.). (2013) Interventions in the Political Geographies of Walls London: Political Geography Elsevier. [Details]
2012 Walls, borders, boundaries: Spatial and cultural practices in Europe
Silberman M, Till K, Ward J (Ed.). (2012) Walls, borders, boundaries: Spatial and cultural practices in Europe New York: Berghan Press, second printing 2014. [DOI] [Details]
2001 Textures of Place: Rethinking Humanist Geographies
Adams, Paul, Hoelscher, Steven, Till, Karen E (Ed.). (2001) Textures of Place: Rethinking Humanist Geographies Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [DOI] [Details]
2001 The New Urbanism and Neotraditional Town Planning
Al-Falconer Hindi, Karen and Till, Karen E (Ed.). (2001) The New Urbanism and Neotraditional Town Planning Oxford: Taylor and Francis: Urban Geography. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Active Witnessing: Learning From Asylum Archive'
Till, Karen E. (2018) 'Active Witnessing: Learning From Asylum Archive' In: Vukasin Nedelkovij (eds). Asylum Archive. Ireland: Asylum Archive. [Details]
2018 ''The Wrath of the Rain': The Lifeworlds of Irish Cultural Practice'
Kearns, Gerry and Till, Karen E. (2018) ''The Wrath of the Rain': The Lifeworlds of Irish Cultural Practice' In: Cronin, N. and Collins, T (eds). Irish Lifeworlds. Cork: University of Cork. [Details]
2014 'Art, memory, and the city in Bogotá: Mapa Teatro's artistic encounters with inhabited places'
Till Karen E. (2014) 'Art, memory, and the city in Bogotá: Mapa Teatro's artistic encounters with inhabited places' In: Sen, A. and Silverman, L (eds). Making Place: Space and Embodiment in the City. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. [Details]
2012 'Introduction: Walls, borders, boundaries'
Silberman Marc, Till Karen E., and Ward Janet (2012) 'Introduction: Walls, borders, boundaries' In: Walls, Borders, Boundaries: Spatial and Cultural Practices in Europe. New York: Berghan. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Creative Urban Emplacements: From City Sites to Place-Based Practices'
Till, Karen E. (2012) 'Creative Urban Emplacements: From City Sites to Place-Based Practices' In: Kunst – Raum – Stadt/ Art – Space – City. Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Field Findings'
Till, Karen E. (2012) 'Field Findings' In: The Red Stables Summer School. Dublin: Dublin City Arts Council. [Details]
2011 'Resilient Politics and Memory-Work in Wounded Cities: Rethinking the City through the District Six in Cape Town, South Africa'
Till, Karen E. (2011) 'Resilient Politics and Memory-Work in Wounded Cities: Rethinking the City through the District Six in Cape Town, South Africa' In: Collaborative Resilience: Moving from crisis to opportunity. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Details]
2011 'Interim Use at a Former Death Strip? Art, Politics and Urbanism at Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum'
Till, Karen E. (2011) 'Interim Use at a Former Death Strip? Art, Politics and Urbanism at Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum' In: The German Wall: Fallout in Europe. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
2011 ''A footstep amidst the ruins''
Till, Karen E. (2011) ''A footstep amidst the ruins'' In: Urban Constellations. Berlin: Jovis. [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Mapping Spectral Traces'
Till, Karen E. (2010) 'Mapping Spectral Traces' In: Mapping Spectral Traces. Blacksburgh, VA: Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Affairs. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Re/Staging the City: Artistic Urban Encounters'
Till, Karen (2009) 'Re/Staging the City: Artistic Urban Encounters' In: Space and Truth/Raum und Wahrheit: Monitoring Scenography 2. Zurich: Zurich University of the Arts/Züricher Hochscule der Künste (ZHdK). [Details]
2009 'Ethnography and Participant Observation'
Watson, Annette and Till, Karen E. (2009) 'Ethnography and Participant Observation' In: Handbook of Qualitative Geography. Thousandoaks, CA: Sage. [Details]
2009 'Spectral Ground in New Cities: Memorial Cartographies of Cape Town and Berlin'
Till, Karen E. and Jonker, Julian (2009) 'Spectral Ground in New Cities: Memorial Cartographies of Cape Town and Berlin' In: Memory Culture and the Contemporary City: Building Sites. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2009 'Ethnography'
Till, Karen (2009) 'Ethnography' In: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography Vol. 3. Oxford: Elsevier. [Details]
2008 'Unresolved Remainders: Memory, photography and place in Judith Tucker’s Tense'
Till, Karen (2008) 'Unresolved Remainders: Memory, photography and place in Judith Tucker’s Tense' In: Exhibition catalogue for Tense: Judith Tucker. Leeds: Wild Pansy Press. [Details]
2008 'Mapping Traces: Touring Munich with Stih+Schnock/Kartierung der Spuren: Eine Stadtreise durch Munich mit Stih+Schnock'
Till, Karen (2008) 'Mapping Traces: Touring Munich with Stih+Schnock/Kartierung der Spuren: Eine Stadtreise durch Munich mit Stih+Schnock' In: Zeige Deine Sammlung: Jüdische Spuren in München/Show Your Collection: Jewish Traces in Munich. Nuremburg: Verlag für Moderne Kunst. [Details]
2004 'Political Landscapes'
Till, Karen (2004) 'Political Landscapes' In: Companion to Cultural Geography. Oxford: Blackwell. [Details]
2003 'Construction Sites and Showcases: Tourism, Maps, and Spatial Practices of the New Berlin'
Till, Karen (2003) 'Construction Sites and Showcases: Tourism, Maps, and Spatial Practices of the New Berlin' In: Mapping Tourism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [Details]
2003 'Places of Memory'
Till, Karen (2003) 'Places of Memory' In: A Companion to Political Geography. Oxford: Blackwell. [Details]
2001 'Re-Imagining National Identity: “Chapters of Life” at the German Historical Museum in Berlin'
Till, Karen (2001) 'Re-Imagining National Identity: “Chapters of Life” at the German Historical Museum in Berlin' In: Textures of Place: Rethinking Humanist Geographies. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota. [Details]
2001 'Place in Context: Rethinking Humanist Geographies'
Hoelscher, Steven, Adams, Paul and Till, Karen E. (2001) 'Place in Context: Rethinking Humanist Geographies' In: Textures of Place. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Verortung des Museums: Ein geo-ethnographischer Ansatz zum Verständnis der sozialen Erinnerung (Placing Museums: A geo-ethnographic approach to social memory)'
Till, Karen E. (2000) 'Verortung des Museums: Ein geo-ethnographischer Ansatz zum Verständnis der sozialen Erinnerung (Placing Museums: A geo-ethnographic approach to social memory)' In: Geschichtskultur in der zweiten Moderne: Vom Präsentieren des Vergangenen (Historical Culture in the Second Modern Age). Berlin: campus: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Waiting ‘For the City to Remember’: Archive and Repertoire in ANU’s These Rooms'
Till, Karen E. (2018) 'Waiting ‘For the City to Remember’: Archive and Repertoire in ANU’s These Rooms'. The Irish Review, 54 :34-51 [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Public Geographies of the Nation: An Introduction'
Cronin, Nessa and Till, Karen E. (2018) 'Public Geographies of the Nation: An Introduction'. The Irish Review, 54 :1-7 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'The Improvisational City: Valuing urbanity beyond the chimera of permanence'
Till, Karen E. and McArdle, R. (2016) 'The Improvisational City: Valuing urbanity beyond the chimera of permanence'. Irish Geography, 48 (1):47-79 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'The improvisional city: Valuing urbanity beyond the chimera of permanence'
Till K.;McArdle R. (2015) 'The improvisional city: Valuing urbanity beyond the chimera of permanence'. Irish Geography, 48 (1):37-68 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Towards Responsible Geographies of Memory: Complexities of Place and the Ethics of Remembering'
Till, K.E. ad Kuusisto-Arponen, A.K. (2015) 'Towards Responsible Geographies of Memory: Complexities of Place and the Ethics of Remembering'. Erdkunde, 69 (4):291-306 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Interventions in the political geographies of walls'
Till K.;Sundberg J.;Pullan W.;Psaltis C.;Makriyianni C.;Zincir Celal R.;Samani M.;Dowler L. (2013) 'Interventions in the political geographies of walls'. Political Geography, 33 (1):52-62 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Walls, Resurgent Sovereignty and Infrastructures of Peace'
Till, Karen E. (2013) 'Walls, Resurgent Sovereignty and Infrastructures of Peace'. Political Geography, 33 :52-53 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Wounded Cities: Memory-work and a Place-Based Ethics of Care'
Till, Karen E. (2012) 'Wounded Cities: Memory-work and a Place-Based Ethics of Care'. Political Geography, 31 :3-14 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Reply: Trauma, citizenship and ethnographic responsibility'
Till K. (2012) 'Reply: Trauma, citizenship and ethnographic responsibility'. Political Geography, 31 (1):22-23 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Greening the City? Artistic re-visions of sustainability in Bogotá'
Till, Karen E. (2010) 'Greening the City? Artistic re-visions of sustainability in Bogotá'. E-MISFERICA, 7 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Urban Remnants: Place, memory, and artistic practice in Berlin and Bogota'
Till, Karen E. (2010) 'Urban Remnants: Place, memory, and artistic practice in Berlin and Bogota'. ENCOUNTERS, 1 :75-88 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Mapping and excavating spectral traces in post-apartheid Cape Town'
Jonker, Julian and Till, Karen E. (2009) 'Mapping and excavating spectral traces in post-apartheid Cape Town'. MEMORY STUDIES, 2 :1-31 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Artistic and Activist Memory-work: Approaching place-based practice'
Till, Karen E. (2008) 'Artistic and Activist Memory-work: Approaching place-based practice'. MEMORY STUDIES, 1 :95-109 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Exploring transnational feminist practice: Heather Merrill's An Alliance of Women: immigration and the politics of race'
Morin, Karen and Till, Karen E. (2007) 'Exploring transnational feminist practice: Heather Merrill's An Alliance of Women: immigration and the politics of race'. GENDER, PLACE AND CULTURE, 14 :745-763 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Memory Studies'
Till, Karen E. (2006) 'Memory Studies'. HISTORY WORKSHOP JOURNAL, 62 :325-341 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Emplacing Memory Through the City: The New Berlin'
Till, Karen E. (2004) 'Emplacing Memory Through the City: The New Berlin'. GERMAN HISTORICAL INSTITUTE BULLETIN, 35 :73-83 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Post-Totalitarian Identity: Public memory in Germany and Russia'
Forest, Benjamin, Johnson, Juliet and Till, Karen E. (2004) 'Post-Totalitarian Identity: Public memory in Germany and Russia'. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY, 5 :357-380 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Fragments, Ruins, Artifacts, Torsos'
Till, Karen E. (2001) 'Fragments, Ruins, Artifacts, Torsos'. HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY, 29 :70-73 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'New Urbanism and Nature: Green marketing and the neo-traditional community'
Till, Karen E. (2001) 'New Urbanism and Nature: Green marketing and the neo-traditional community'. URBAN GEOGRAPHY, 22 :220-248 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Returning Home and to the Field'
Till, Karen E. (2001) 'Returning Home and to the Field'. GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, 91 :46-56 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 '(Re)placing the New Urbanism Debates: Towards an interdisciplinary research agenda'
Falconer Al-Hindi, Karen and Till, Karen E. (2001) '(Re)placing the New Urbanism Debates: Towards an interdisciplinary research agenda'. URBAN GEOGRAPHY, 23 :189-201 [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'Staging the Past: Landscape designs, cultural identity and Erinnerungspolitik at Berlin's Neue Wache'
Till, Karen E. (1999) 'Staging the Past: Landscape designs, cultural identity and Erinnerungspolitik at Berlin's Neue Wache'. CULTURAL GEOGRAPHIES, 6 :251-283 [IR Link] [Details]
1993 'Neotraditional Towns and Urban Villages: The cultural production of a geography of 'otherness''
Till, Karen E. (1993) 'Neotraditional Towns and Urban Villages: The cultural production of a geography of 'otherness''. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D, 11 :709-732 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 Emplacing “who we are, what we are”: The embodied and historical geographies of ANU Productions’ Laundry
Till, K.E. and Kearns, G. (2016) Emplacing “who we are, what we are”: The embodied and historical geographies of ANU Productions’ Laundry . In: Tim Collins, Gesche Kindermann, Conor Newman and Nessa Cronin eds. Landscape Values: Place and Praxis Galway, , pp.363-368 [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2015 Fishing for the River: An Dothra Guardians in Martina O'Brien's Casting Territory.
Till, K.E. (2015) Fishing for the River: An Dothra Guardians in Martina O'Brien's Casting Territory. Dublin: Article [Details]
2014 The White Lady Beckons.
Till, Karen E. (2014) The White Lady Beckons. Article [Details]

Artwork

  Year Publication
2017 From “Uninvited Rebellion” to “Collective Dreaming”: : David Bolger, Owen Boss, and Louise Lowe, in conversation with Karen E. Till.
Till, Karen E., with Bolger, David, Boss, Owen and Lowe, Louise (2017) From “Uninvited Rebellion” to “Collective Dreaming”: : David Bolger, Owen Boss, and Louise Lowe, in conversation with Karen E. Till. Dublin: Artwork [Details]
2014 The Wounds of the City: The carceral geographies of Dublin.
Till, K.E. (2014) The Wounds of the City: The carceral geographies of Dublin. Artwork [Details]

Other

  Year Publication
2012 archive | place.
Till, Karen E. (2012) archive | place. Other [DOI] [Details]
2006 Wall etchings.
Till, Karen (2006) Wall etchings. Derry: Other [Details]

Exhibition

  Year Publication
2018 The Earth As Our Home: Artistic Conversations and Journeys.
Till, Karen E. curator; artists: Biggs, Iain; Jarvis, Beatrice; Nedelkovic, Vukasin; Sweeney, Moira (2018) The Earth As Our Home: Artistic Conversations and Journeys. Illuminations Gallery: Exhibition [Details]
2017 Land/Edge (1): The Search for Sisyphus.
Till, Karen E. (2017) Land/Edge (1): The Search for Sisyphus. Cork: Exhibition [Details]
2017 Mapping Spectral Traces Ireland.
Till, Karen E. (2017) Mapping Spectral Traces Ireland. Maynooth University: Exhibition [Details]
2016 Worlding Place: A relational perspective.
Till, Karen E. (2016) Worlding Place: A relational perspective. Cregan Library: Exhibition [Details]
2012 Body -- Space -- Memory.
Cronin, Nessa and Till, Karen E. (2012) Body -- Space -- Memory. Galway City: Exhibition [Details]
2012 Conversations: To the Point.
Ronan, Marissa and Till, Karen E. (2012) Conversations: To the Point. Exhibition [Details]
2010 Mapping Spectral Traces.
Sims, Deborah and Till, Karen E. (2010) Mapping Spectral Traces. Blacksburg, VA: Exhibition [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Erskine Visiting Research Fellow University of Canterbury, New Zealand
1998 Teaching Incentive Grant College of Letters and Sciences, Louisiana State University
1992 Bundeskanzler Fellowship for ‘Future Leaders of America’ Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
2014 Anne U. White Award Association of American Geographers
2007 SWIG Best Postgraduate Supervisor/Mentor Award Supporting Women in Geography, University of Minnesota
2011 Political Geography Plenary Lecture Political Geography (Journal)
2005 Instruction Enhancement Grant/Award for Key Development in Geography Royal Holloway, University of London
2015 Visiting Professor in Architecture and Urbanism University of Concepción and University of Chile Valdivia, Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, Chile
2009 SHEV Technology and Lab Award Virginia Tech, School of Public and International Affairs
1991 Distinguished Teaching Fellow College of Letters and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2013 Euromediterranean International Award
1986 Award for Academic Excellence Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
1998 Distinguished Teaching Award Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honour Society, Louisiana State University
2002 Bush Foundation Teaching Enhancement Grant Bush Foundation, University of Minnesota
1998 Bush Foundation New Faculty Teaching Fellow Bush Foundation, University of Minnesota
2016 Visiting Professor of Geography Lille Nord de France Doctoral College, Paris
2008 Gillmor Visiting Professor in Architecture University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design
1986 Phi Beta Kappa Honours Society Phi Beta Kappa
1998 Warren J. Nystrom Dissertation Award Association of American Geographers

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Geographical Society of Ireland Professional Disciplinary Organisation /
American Association of Geographers Professional Disciplinary Organisation /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University Assistant Professor 01-AUG-96 / 30-JUN-98
Department of Geography, Maynooth University Lecturer 01-JAN-11 / 31-JUL-12
Department of Geography, University of Minnesota Associate Professor 01-JAN-04 / 31-MAY-04
Department of Geography, Colgate University Visiting Lecturer 01-JAN-96 / 31-MAY-96
Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison Visiting Lecturer 01-SEP-95 / 01-DEC-95
Urban Affairs and Planning; Government and International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic University Associate Professor 01-AUG-08 / 31-DEC-10
Department of Geography, University of Minnesota Associate Professor 01-JAN-06 / 30-JUN-08
Department of Geography, University of Minnesota Assistant Professor 01-AUG-98 / 31-DEC-03
Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London Senior Lecturer 01-JUN-04 / 31-DEC-05
Department of Geography, Maynooth University Senior Lecturer 01-AUG-12 / 31-DEC-15

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1991 University of California, Los Angeles MA
1985 Monash University Education Abroad Year Geography
1986 University of California, Los Angeles BA Geography: Analysis and Conservation of Ecological Systems
1996 University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Spanish Functional Basic Basic
German Functional Functional Functional

Outreach Activities

  Description

Research Team and Academic Advisor to Upstart's Granby Park Pop-Up Park, Dublin, August-September 2013 Link

Invited Creative Writer for: ‘Re-Collecting’ project curated by Commonage for the Butler Art Gallery, Kilkenny. Explorations and research about the Evans' House (future home to an extended Butler Art Gallery) resulted in an artistic publication, public walk, and public discussion. Link

Organised an artist, scholar, activist and practitioner feminist practice afternoon workshop with visiting Professor Linda McDowell and Space&Place and Ómós Aite members. Supported by CREATE Ireland. Link

Guest Speaker and Closing Discussant for ‘Field Findings: Conversations with artists and naturalists’, part of the Art and Ecology Summer School, Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Dublin.

Founding Co-Convener, 2011-present. Mapping Spectral Traces international network of artists, scholars and practitioners includes partner institutions and members in Australia, Ireland, the US and the UK. We regularly curate international and transpractice symposia that include papers, workshops, field excursions, exhibitions, and dance and musical performances. Link

Research Team member for Apollo House Volunteer Study project. Link

Volunteer for Community Kitchen for those in housing need and for those in Direct Provision. Link

Radio interview with Architecture and Urban Studies media director, University of Concepción, Laura Rodriguez translator.

Co-host and post-film commentary/interview for Matthew Gandy's documentary film Irish premier, 'Natura Urbana: The Bracken of Berlin'. Link

Director of transpractice and interdisciplinary network of artists, activists, community leaders, practitioners and scholars interested in issues exploring space and place. Events include public workshops, symposia, excursions, exhibitions, networking opportunities, walkshops, and other activities. Link

Co-Organiser of mapping and public data workshops, including on open-access GIS (QGIS), for IHN members, volunteers and MU students and staff wishing to research the Irish housing crisis.

Co-curator of series of walks, workshops, films, installations and conversations by Irish artists and practitioners exploring a range of contemporary issues Link

Invited Plenary Atelier Discussion Panel for: ‘Who Am I? An Exploration of how artistic identity is maintained in a nomadic life'. A symposium curated by Dance Ireland, in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival and the European Dance House Network (Dublin, December 2015). Link

Mapping projects of 'favourite places' with young people, working in collaboration with youth workers and MA Geography students. Link

Working with Youth Ambassador Reconciliation Exchange Program between NEELB (Belfast) and Bradóg Regional Youth Service (North Dublin), which worked to create different projects for Granby Park

Research Team Member for 'A Playful Street', creating healthier and safer streets for young people in North Dublin; a project of A Playful City. Includes landscape assessment, policy assessment, community charities, and community events. Link

Radio interview with Carolina Ihle and Laura Rodriguez, ‘Desde La Ventana’ Radio UACh Programme, Sponsored by the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, University of Valdivia, Chile. Link

Speaker and chair of closing discussion for interdisciplinary and international symposium: JOCHEN GERZ : PARTICIPATION, COMMEMORATION. AND PUBLIC SPACE. Link

Hands-on ‘Learning Journeys’ workshop leader at the public ‘Learning Landscapes’ Symposium, Kinvara, Ireland. Link

Interview and work cited in: Macarena Garcia, “RECORRIDO: El doloroso pasado de la ciudad traducido en seis museos: Berlín: la ruta por una historia violenta,” El Mercurio (Santiago, Chile) Link

Academic Advisory Board for Cultural Mapping Project. Link

Book Launch of Dorothy Smith's 'Put Yourself in the Picture' project, with Coolock National Neighbourhood group, cosponsors Dublin Culture Connects and Irish Museum of Modern Art. Link

Co-Founder and Director of Space&Place Founding Director of Irish Research Collaborative, 2011-present. This translocal scholarly, creative and activist network, based in the Department of Geography at the Maynooth University consists of artists, practitioners, community leaders, activists and scholars. We regularly partner with individuals, groups and institutions in Dublin and Kildare County, as well as with the Ómós Áite: Space/Place Research Group at the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland Galway. Thematic foci that have developed through projects and members over the past two years include: Art and Geography, Urban Public Spaces, Landscapes and Environments, and Publicly Engaged Research and Creative Practices. From our Art and Geography cluster, three related subareas have also emerged in: Memory and Place, Health Geographies and the Arts, and Bodies and Space. Interdisciplinary research, curatorial and creative projects include: public lectures, conferences and symposia; exhibitions, performances, and installations; publications; and co-mentoring. Note: Co-founding co-director, originally in Minneapolis (in 1998). Link

Participation in public documentary about my creative and public engagement work related to curating/organising the ‘Mapping Spectral Traces’ symposium and exhibitions, in Traces: A creative documentary. Link

Historical artistic project centring on the myth of Cú Chulainn. Youth did research about the legend and connected it to their daily lives and the stories of 1916.

Volunteered as a park ranger and committee leader for Dublin's first pop-up park. Link

Exhibition catalogue essay, public discussion and field walk as part of Martina O'Brien's exhibition 'CASTING TERRITORY: A Contemporary River Keepers’ Index of Lesser Known Patterns' (at RUA RED, Royal Dublin Society Library and Archive, and The Waterways Centre, Dublin (2015). Funded by CREATE and Maynooth Geography. Link

Part of research advisory board and team working on a range of projects investigating the Irish housing crisis.

‘Art, Memory and Place in Wounded Cities’. Public lecture as part of the ‘Art, Memory, Place’ IMMA Public Lecture/Outreach Programme. Link

Discussant for 'Remembering and Forgetting' panel, part of the international and interdisciplinary 'Art|Memory|Place' symposium Link

Post Lecture Discussion Host/Interviewer with Keynote Speaker Andreas Huyssen for Art|Memory|Place international and interdisciplinary symposium Link

Invited Discussion Facilitation Leader for the 'Reusing Dublin' discussion, with artists, planners, policy makers, urban scholars and activists to create alternative solutions to vacant spaces in Dublin. D-Light Studios Dublin. Link

Symposium Moderator and Closing Comments: ‘Jochen Gerz: Participation, Commemoration, Public Space’, Goethe Institute Dublin and Irish Museum of Modern Art (Kilmainham, Dublin, November 2014 Link

Plenary Public Lecture: ‘Finding Space: Artful Explorations of the Interim’, part of the Making Space: Creating Good Cities? conference, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2010 Link

'Walkshop' in the Sherrif Street area on making cities more playful for younger people from the perspective of urban design and spatial justice. Link

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2016 Lin, Weihsuan Maynooth University PhD in Geography An “Evil Cult” or ‘New Religion’? Situating the Falun Gong within a global context

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Assoc. Professor Juliet Johnson. Dept. of Political Science, McGill University Co-authored scholarly journal article
Prof. Janet Ward. Dept. of History, University of Oklahoma Co-edited volume
Prof. Georgi Verbeeck. Dept. of History, Maastricht University Co-Director/Co-PI of Terrorscapes Research Team, of which I am a member
Dr. Paul Adams. Urban Studies Director, Univ. of Texas, Austin Co-edited volume
Dr. Carlos Reijinen. Dept. of History, Univ. of Amsterdam Co-team member of international 'Terrorscapes' Research Group
Dr. Britt Baillie. Dept. of Archaeology, Univ of Cambridge Co-team member of international 'Terrorscapes' Research Group
Dr. Gilly Carr. Dept. of Archaeology, Univ of Cambridge Co-team member of international 'Terrorscapes' Research Group
Assoc. Prof. Benjamin Forest. Dept. of Geography, McGill University Co-authored scholarly research article
Prof. Marc Silberman. Dept. of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison Co-edited volume
Dr. Annette Watson. Dept. of Political Science, College of Charleston Co-published research articles
Prof. Karen Morin. Dept. of Geography, Univ of Bucknell Co-edited and authored special journal issue review forum
Prof. Rob van der Laarse. Dept. of History, University of Amsterdam Co-Director/Co-PI of Terrorscapes International Research Team, of which I am a team member
Dr. Caroline Sturdy-Colls. Centre of Archaeology, Staffordshire Univ. Co-team member of international 'Terrorscapes' Research Group
Prof. Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto Arponen. Space&PoliticalAgencyResearchG, U Tampere, Finland Co-authoring of research articles and grant proposals; Fellow Team member of Terrorscapes Research Group
Julian Jonker, LLB. Dept. of Philosophy, Univ of CA, Berkeley Co-researchers and co-authors of scholarly articles and chapters
Prof. Marek Janseki. Norwegian Univ of Science & Technology, Trondheim Co-team member of international 'Terrorscapes' Research Group
Dr. Francesco Mazzucchelli. Centre_InterdiscMemoryStudies&Trauma, Univ. Bolgna Co-member of international 'Terrorscapes' Research Team
Prof. Robert Jan van Pelt. Dept. of Architecture, Univ. of Waterloo Co-team member of international 'Terrorscapes' Research Group
Assoc. Prof. Genevieve Zubrzycki. Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Michigan Co-team member of international 'Terrorscapes' Research Group
Prof. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi. Director, Women's&Gender Studies, Univ Nebraska Co-edited special journal issue; co-organized special conference sessions and field trips for Association of American Geographers
Prof. Steven Hoelscher. Dept. of American Studies, Univ. of Texas, Austin Co-edited volume