Director of the Radical Urban Lab

Silent disco-dancing to the end of Empire

In a sense, what played out in Once Great Britain this strange month is fairly straightforward: the collective expression of longing for an empire gone, the one and absolute event to mark that ending – or perhaps better, the event that settled in ...

The trains from Kramatorsk.

Sit around Lviv train station long enough, watch and talk to the river of those spilling out of carriage after carriage, train after train, and a simple question, where have you come from, is all that is needed for that river to engulf you with its shock. ...

Looking in, out and through.

All images, train to Lviv, Ukraine, March 23, 2022. Thanks to Ross and Anna for the company and for conspiring on this. More words to follow.

You live and you die in numbers.

Just north of Krakow’s old town enclave lies a small stretch of freeway that connects the historic city’s ring road to the country’s national highway network further up north. To the freeway’s one side lie a series of shiny, newly ...

War happens.

This website was meant to undergo some major reconstruction at some point or another, comfortable and confident in that there is always time to make an adjustment, to add or to remove something, to make that final tweak. And then, war happened. That ...

Urban Rage now out by YUP

A timely and incisive examination of contemporary urban unrest that explains why riots will continue until citizens are equally treated and politically included. In the past few decades, urban riots have erupted in democracies across the world. While high ...

The question of Space – out by Rowman&Littlefield

The question of Space – out by Rowman&Littlefield The spatial turn has been deeply influential across the humanities and social sciences for several decades. Yet despite this long term influence most volumes focus mainly on geography and tend to ...

Joining the Political Geography team

Very happy to be joining the Political Geography team, standing in as Associate Editor while Fiona McConnell is on maternity leave. PG is the leading journal in the subfield, and Fiona is an outstanding colleague, so these are some pretty big shoes to ...