Catherine Midwood

Human Geography Alumni

PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC 1+3)
Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2015

Research topic: Temporary Urban Interventions: A Bodily and Sensory Approach

This project explores temporary interventions in urban spaces with a focus on ephemeral bodily and sensory intensities, as understood through an affective and non-representational approach. I have three case studies to explore over the next couple of years. They are: an institutional endeavour to intervene with playful technological experiments (Bristol’s Playable City), my own participatory interventions (chalk art drawing events), and a more short-lived, ineffable experiment which will emphasise sensory encounters. This research will contribute to the growing field of literature on temporary interventions, geographical work on the body, sensuous geographies, and discussions about the use of creative methods in geography


Research supervisors: Dr JD Dewsbury, Dr Merle Patchett