Susan Brind         Reader in Contemporary Art: Practice & Events, Dept of Sculpture & Environmental Art, School of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art (GSA).


Studied Fine Art at Reading University and the Slade School of Art.  Her work, which takes the form of sculptural, textual and time-based installations, plays on the tensions between rational forms of knowledge and the body as a site of understanding. She has exhibited widely in Europe and the UK, including a site-specific permanent commission for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and her works are held in public and private collections in the UK and Australia. Her praxis has incorporated collaborative curatorial projects such The Reading Room (with Jane Rolo of Book Works, London, 1994) and Curious: Artists’ Research in Expert Culture (for Visual Art Projects, Glasgow, 1999). Published works include The State of the Real: Aesthetics in the Digital Age (co-edited with Damian Sutton and Ray McKenzie, IB Tauris 2007). She is co-leader (with Dr Nicky Bird) of the Reading Landscape Research Group at Glasgow School of Art.



Dr. Jim Harold        Visiting Lecturer, Depts of Sculpture & Environmental Art, M Litt Fine Art Practice and Art & Critical Theory, School of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art (GSA).


Studied Fine Art at Reading University, and has a doctorate from Glasgow University for his research into the comparative analysis of the poetics of the desert and of desert spaces in the literature of Arab and European travellers.  He has worked extensively as a lecturer and senior lecturer in Fine Art at a number of UK institutions. His work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, and he has work in public and private collections in Australia, the USA and the UK, including the Arts Council of England and the V&A Museum. His practice focuses upon our understanding of landscape and considers the way that 'value' has been placed on certain types of land or landscape experiences: in particular, the question of marginality in those areas of land that exist at the edge or at the limit. Published works include:  ‘Caesura: Cyprus–Kibris–Kypros’ in Interstices, ‘The Drouth’, Issue 54, Winter/Spring 2016; ‘Witnessing the Momentous:  Crowds, Stones and Images, Silent Witnesses’ in Tanya Leighton & Pavel Büchler (eds) Saving the Image: Art after film, CCA, Glasgow/MMU, Manchester 2003;  and Desert, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 1996.



Dr. Ana Souto        School of Architecture, Design & the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University (NTU).


Studied Art History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and has a Doctorate from the UNED (Spain) and the University of Nottingham. Her research interests lie in architecture as a cultural manifestation of national identity. She has investigated this connection in Mexican and Spanish architecture, as well as the associations between memory, identity and architecture, with an especial interest in post-1989 Germany. Ana is currently developing new participatory mapping methods leading to co-production of knowledge, using both local and international case studies. She has disseminated her work in publications, conferences and exhibitions. 

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