Thursday 13 February 2020
Insights is a series of bitesize lectures where invited experts and practitioners share recent research, drawing connections to the current exhibition in the Holden Gallery.
Dr Patrizia Costantin
The contemporaneity of deep time - an archaeology of digital ruins
Dr Becky Alexis-Martin
TRACES: Exploring the nuclear-climate change nexus
The Amusement Arcades Project
Dr Petra Tjitske Kalshoven
Decommissioning as future making
Dr Becky Alexis-Martin is a lecturer in Cultural Geography and a multidisciplinary researcher across the human geographies of existential threats, through computational, cultural, and creative practice. Her work considers what it means to be human in an age of irregular warfare, climate change and digital risk. Her most recent research project, "Atomic Atolls", provides insights into the spatial, social and cultural entanglements of the nuclear-climate change nexus. Her first book "Disarming Doomsday" was published last year, and has recently nominated for the L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize. In addition to her extensive academic publishing, Dr Alexis-Martin's work has also been published by the BBC, Guardian, Independent and Newsweek.
Patrizia Costantin is a research curator and associate lecturer at Manchester School of Art
Martha Lineham is a Lecturer at Manchester School of Art. Her research centres on visual culture and sensory ethnography, with a particular focus on seaside amusements.
As a cultural anthropologist with the University of Manchester since 2009, and a member of the University of Manchester’s social and nuclear sciences network The Beam since 2017, Petra Tjitske Kalshoven (Ph.D. McGill University, Montréal, 2006) currently pursues her interest in expertise, materials, and landscapes with an ethnography of nuclear decommissioning in West Cumbria