All posts tagged: monsoon

Publication: Following-the-brick

MONASS is pleased to announce that the following publication arising from the grant research has just been released on line: Cullen, B. (2020). ‘Constellations of weathering: following the meteorological mobilities of Bangla bricks.’ Mobilities. Online Open Access here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17450101.2020.1759929  This publication is open access and available to download from the link provided.

Sensing, synthesising, steering – a visit to Arizona

During the Easter break I travelled to Arizona to take part in a “Lifescale Prototyping and Participatory Steering of Complex Adaptive Systems” workshop. This opportunity emerged from an earlier CECAN workshop that took place in Surrey UK, organised by Alex Penn, which aimed to take initial steps towards building an international community interested in developing […]

Monsoon [+ other] Grounds Symposium

The third MONASS symposium and exhibition, Monsoon [+other] Grounds took place at the University of Westminster on the 21 and 22 March, 2019. It following Monsoon [+other] Airs and Monsoon [+other] Waters, which had been held in 2017 and 2018. The symposium brought the monsoon down to earth so to speak, as a seasonal designer […]

Monsoon [+ other] Grounds Symposium Programme

We are pleased to announce the programme for Monsoon [+ other] Grounds, the third and final symposium that Monsoon Assemblages will convene before its final conference in 2021. Monsoon [+ other] Grounds will take place in M416, University of Westminster Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS on 21 and 22 March 2019. The programme […]

Beth Cullen presents paper at Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices Conference

MONASS Research Fellow, Beth Cullen presented a paper titled ‘The fish, the delta and the monsoon: storying Hilsa ecologies’ at the Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices Conference that took place 23 – 25 January 2019, Linnæus University, Sweden, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Aesthetics and Ecology, Copenhagen/Berlin. Here is the abstract of her paper: What can a […]

Call for Papers Monsoon Waters Symposium

Call for Papers Deadline: 08 January 2018 Symposium Dates: 12-13 April 2018 Venue: University of Westminster, London, UK THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED Proposals for papers are invited for Monsoon Waters, the second in a series of symposia convened by Monsoon Assemblages, a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European […]

Follow the water

After a visit to Chennai with the MONASS team, I spent some weeks this summer exploring other parts of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu was created out of part of the former Madras State when the administration of India was divided based on language in 1950, three years after independence. Though Chennai is the capital, it […]

In search of bad planning

Chennai Field Trip Report The MONASS team of researchers – Lindsay Bremner, Beth Cullen and Christina Geros – spent six weeks in Chennai during July and August 2017, undertaking field work to better understand the ways in which the monsoon is entangled in urban life and space in the city. Our work was facilitated by […]