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Wednesday, 6 March 2024 10.00-11.00 GMT – Zoom Webinar  (Register via Eventbrite here) Contemporary archaeology and architecture: ruination, rubble and revenance This talk considers the movement of architectural materials between construction, demolition and destruction and reuse. Using ‘contemporary’ archaeological approaches* in conjunction with archival, anthropological and creative methods, I discuss how buildings are rarely as […]
Weighing the Earth In the 18th century what lay beneath the Earth’s surface was hotly debated. Was the Earth hollow or solid? Was its interior full of ocean waters that entered through deep chasms, filled with fermenting mud, or were Earth’s subterranean realms inhabited by strange creatures and spirits, as in the Celtic mythology of […]
Denaturalized History Display: How do art spaces mediate the history of itself to the audience? When discussing identity in the gallery space, it is necessary to consider those issues related to the memory of the events that built the particular space. Considering a building as an ‘architectural text’ allows one to recognise the complexity of […]
When I first moved to Edinburgh, I didn’t know about the ghost stories. In fact, I knew very little of Edinburgh, and my image of it was almost entirely dependent on atmospheric pictures of foggy Old Town and videos of Stockbridge market that appeared on my Instagram feed. Only long after I felt securely settled […]
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Recent research from The Open University shows the growing concerns posed by online gender-based violence. The research reveals that in Scotland, one in six women (17%) have experienced online violence, with higher percentages reported for those aged 16-24 (27%) and LGBTQ+ women (45%).   The Digital Skills Team has compiled a list of resources for […]
This blog is to discuss the embodiment of the individual with cyborg / prosthetic bodies. Firstly what the social model mainly focus on, secondly the enhancement of cyborg legs. Thirdly, the uncanny valley theory on cyborg bodies. The social model of disability focuses on society’s barriers and limiting opportunities and advocates for the full participation […]

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