Blue Hour and Night Photography in the Ruhr

This summer I will be working with the visual artist Trent Bates on the Lighting the Ruhr project. Trent will be visiting from the United States where he works as an Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University, Utah. Trent specialises in photography (analogue and digital), photo-editing, gallery installation and fine arts lecturing. He has exhibited … More Blue Hour and Night Photography in the Ruhr

Die Beleuchtung der Ruhr

Das Projekt „Die Beleuchtung der Ruhr” untersucht die Verwendung künstlicher Licht- und Beleuchtungstechniken an Industriedenkmälern und denkmalgeschützten Bauensembles im Ruhrgebiet. Das Projekt wird mit Forderung der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung unter Leitung von Hilary Orange am Institut fur soziale Bewegungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum durchgeführt.  Kokerei Hansa, Dortmund. Foto, Hilary Orange  Ziel des Projecktes ist es, zu efassen … More Die Beleuchtung der Ruhr

Lighting the Ruhr

Exploring the use of artificial light and light-based technologies at industrial heritage sites in the Ruhr region Kurze Projektbeschreibung auf Deutsch ‘Lighting the Ruhr’ explores the use of artificial light and light-based technologies at industrial heritage sites in the Ruhr region of Germany. Led by Hilary Orange, the project is based at the Institute for … More Lighting the Ruhr

Why don’t I? Urban exploration and mental barriers to participation

“part of the critique levelled at urban exploration actually comes from a space of non-participation, we are looking at the images, we are judging and very often condemning an entire community based on the representations that we find on the Internet or the books”(Bradley L. Garrett, Senate House, 13 November 2015). There was a moment … More Why don’t I? Urban exploration and mental barriers to participation

An archaeological light age: On modernity, urbanism and the materiality of light-based technologies

Society of Historical Archaeology conference, Washington DC I have recently returned from the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) conference held in Washington DC. I was fortunate to take part in Krysta Ryzewski and Laura McAtackney’s session on the theme of ‘Contemporary and Historical Archaeologies of the City’, held on Friday, January 8th. The session explored … More An archaeological light age: On modernity, urbanism and the materiality of light-based technologies

Backs of buildings I

“i love the in-between times, not the hard times, down times or dark times, nor the good times, fun times, or stark times, it’s the in-between times i love” extract from the poem ‘In-Between Times’ by Alan.M Kent. In Assassin of Grammar (2005), Hypatia Publications, Penzance A twitten (Sussex dialect, betwixt ‘n’ between). Sometimes, a … More Backs of buildings I