Bradley L Garrett: Cultural Geographies of Dread

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An exploration of dread, cities, private spaces and transgression

Since the Cold War,feelings of dread have increased through constant assertions of anticipated disaster, leading to a reconfiguration of cities through the privatisation of public space, the persistent surveillance of these spaces and through increased spatial inequality as a result of both. As our daily lives become increasingly toxified by dread, how can transgressive acts create promising counter-cartographies?

Bradley L Garrett is a cultural geographer who investigates secret places through visual ethnographic methodologies. He writes a regular column for Guardian Cities and his research has been featured on media outlets worldwide including the BBC (UK), ABC (Australia), and Time Magazine (USA). He is the author of Explore Everything: Place Hacking the City, Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital, London Rising: Illicit Photos from the City’s Heights and Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within. He was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Early Career Alumni award from James Cook University, Australia and from 2017 will be serving as a full-time Research Fellow at the University of Sydney.

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