About the project: This website documents the progress of my doctoral research at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo in Norway. My project explores issues of inclusion and exclusion, the egalitarian nature of participation, aesthetic experience in public urban space, and the anti-capitalist philosophies of graffiti and street art. Research draws on literature in cultural geography, environmental aesthetics, and urban theory.
My methodologies are inspired by the practices of the Situationists. My fieldwork combines psychogeographic and photographic methodologies and involves walking, getting lost, and taking photographs. To date, I have walked nearly 1000 kilometres in Montréal where I conducted an extensive pilot project and in the Norwegian cities of Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger.
About me: I am a dual Canadian and British citizen, originally from Montréal, Canada. I have an Honours Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Geography (with distinction) and a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment from Concordia University (Canada). I also have an Erasmus Mundus Master’s of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management from Lund University (Sweden), Central European University (Hungary), University of the Aegean (Greece), and the University of Manchester (United Kingdom). Though my background is in the natural sciences and physical geography, I consider myself a cultural geographer and environmental philosopher. My research interests include the art/science divide, the role of art in environmental discourse, and issues of exclusion in graffiti and street art. I have previously worked as a policy analyst for an environmental agency of the Canadian government. I am also a visual artist, with experience in illustration and urban art.
I am the founder of The Institute for Art and Environment (ARTENVI).