Perpetual Uncertainty – Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene at Umeå’s Bildmuseet

Last weekend I attended the opening of the Perpetual Uncertainty – Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene exhibition that has been curated by Ele Carpenter of Goldsmiths University at Umeå’s Bildmusset. The exhibition which accompanies Carpenter’s new edited book, The Nuclear Culture Source Book, brings together the works of artists from all over the world … More Perpetual Uncertainty – Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene at Umeå’s Bildmuseet

New Publications: Global Undergrounds

A compendium of research dedicated to subterranean spaces across the world, edited by Paul Dobraszczyk, Carlos López Galviz and Bradley Garrett, has just been published by Reaktion and I am proud to say I have contributed three essays to it! Entitled Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within, the book contains 80 essays written by a host … More New Publications: Global Undergrounds

SNOW: Musing on my first (full) Cold Swedish Winter

I think I am now safe in saying I have survived my first (full) Cold Swedish Winter. This morning we threw open all the windows and spring-cleaned the flat, while the snow has finally receded far enough to consider going out in normal footwear. It is probably because of this sense that the season is … More SNOW: Musing on my first (full) Cold Swedish Winter

Buried Memories of Austerity Past: The Moorgate Tube Crash and King’s Cross Fire

On a grey Saturday earlier this month I took part in a walking event on the archaeology of austerity entitled Narratives and Counter-Narratives – A Line Through Contemporary London. Organised by James Dixon and my colleague Lorna Richardson, the walk was the final installment of the Public Archaeology 2015 project that aimed to widen public … More Buried Memories of Austerity Past: The Moorgate Tube Crash and King’s Cross Fire

Buffing and Buffering: Street Art’s Accelerating Archaeologies

The digital recordings of the Graffiti Archaeologists! session from September’s EAA Glasgow conference have just been published and I thought I would re-post the recording of the paper I presented with a ‘virtual’ Lachland Macdowall here. This was the paper, entitled Buffing and Buffering: Street Art’s Accelerating Archaeologies, which  we presented using Instagram in an … More Buffing and Buffering: Street Art’s Accelerating Archaeologies