Mutable Matter 10th anniversary celebration

Mutable Matter

I first posted on Mutable Matter on 24 September 2007. Since then, the blog has moved from its original purpose to build a dialogue with Open University students and other interested publics about methods to explore “invisible risk” to a more general focus on matter and materiality. My writing has hopefully improved over the last 324 posts, too!

I am extremely grateful for all the experiences and connections that writing Mutable Matter has enabled and continues to enable, and I would like to use the blog’s 10th anniversary to say thank you to all the readers and subscribers. I am currently working on a free book publication which will feature a selection of essays from the book, and also some contributions from readers. There will also be a little celebration this summer, probably around the time of the RGS-IBG 2017 (end of August/beginning of September). If there is anything that you would like to see, happen or contribute, please get in touch!

With love,



Mutable Matter June Talks

This month I will be giving two presentations on and around the Mutable Matter project.

The first one, entitled ‘Articulating Matter – Reimagining Public Engagement with ‘Invisible Risk” will take place at the geography department at UCL on 7 June 2011 (Bedford Way, Room 113). The seminar will start at 2pm.

The second talk is at the ‘Visualisation’ conference at Southampton Solent. Below are the details for this event given to me by the university. I will talk about ‘Accessing the Invisible: the Politics of Inhuman Scales’.

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2011

Place: Solent Lecture Theatre, James Mathews Building, Southampton Solent University, High Street, Southampton

Time: 1.30 to 5.30 pm, followed by a Reception.

VISUALiSATION is FREE to students and staff of Solent University. For all others a fee of £5.00 is payable at the door. To reserve a place email

Update: Start of fellowship

Just a quick update: As of last week, I have started an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Geography at University College London. I will be working on a one-year project called ‘Creating Common Futures – Embedding experimental methods for public engagement with innovative technologies’. I will mainly be working on articles, presentations and a practitioner-orientated public engagement brochure on the Mutable Matter project. However, I also intend to put together an exhibition on experimental methods in Geography, as well as a workshop on ‘Material Methods’ (preliminary working title). More soon…

Mutable Matter on Tour

Here are the first five dates for the Mutable Matter workshop. If you’d like to join, please e-mail me or leave a comment!

29 September 2008 – Open University Nottingham, 4-8pm
24 October 2008 – Open University Leeds, 2-5pm
25 October 2008 – Milton Keynes Shopping Centre (with MK Science Festival/Open University) all day
30 October 2008 – Open University Campus Walton Hall from 11 am

There are going to be a few more dates which are going to be announced next week!