Symposium ‘ecologies – bodies – narratives’, April 2018

This event aims to highlight the relationships between environmental humanities, visual arts, gender and race studies and social sciences. The participants will explore how alternative research practices can challenge the neoliberal and universalist status quo. Bringing scholars and artists from diverse backgrounds and practices, the discussion will focus on different aspects of research within the Arts & Humanities field, focusing on the ways in which ecologies, bodies and narratives can talk to each other. The format will be informal to encourage discussion and interventions from the audience.


Alice Zoo is a documentary photographer and writer based in London. Her work explores the possibilities of communicating interior experience and affect through narrative and non-narrative sequences of images. She is particularly interested in the interaction of photography and the written word.

Alix Marie is a sculptor and photographer. Her practice considers the photograph as object and explores its potential for materiality, touch, and three-dimensionality; thus crossing and mixing the mediums of photography and sculpture. This is carried out through working with notions as the bodily and femininity.

Ifor Duncan is a writer, researcher and lecturer. He is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths. His research concerns memory and climate imaginaries with a specific focus on cultural and aesthetic considerations of violence and trace in the spaces and materialities of watery environments and ecologies.

Dr Nik Wakefield is an artist, writer and researcher working mostly in performance but also across dance, theatre and visual art. Works have been performed in UK, USA and Europe. Writing has been published in journals such as Performance Research and Maska. The work is concerned with theoretical issues of time and ecology in contemporary performance and art practices. Nik Wakefield is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Production at University of Portsmouth.

Clara de Massol is a LAHP-funded PhD candidate at King’s College London in the department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries. Clara’s doctoral research investigates how memorial practices and new modes of remembrance are formulated in the Anthropocene. She explores what happens when environmental literary criticism is applied to non-literary forms, to demonstrate the value of the humanities in increasing our collective ecological consciousness.


Sunday 29th April 2018




1 Riverlight Quay

Nine Elms Lane

London , SW8 5AU


Photographs: Alexandra Hincapie

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