Archaeology/Austerity walk: the rest of our motley crew.


We’re now in a position to announce the rest of our line up for the walk. In no particular order:

Sam Merrill – London Underground, Moorgate and Kings Cross

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Samuel Merrill is an interdisciplinary researcher interested in questions of urban memory, landscape, heritage and infrastructure, particularly within the context of a broadly conceived underground (spatial, political and cultural). In December 2014 he completed a PhD in cultural geography at University College London for which he was awarded first prize in the 2014 Peter Lang Young Scholars in Memory Studies Competition. He also has a postgraduate degree in Heritage Studies from The Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus, Germany and an undergraduate degree in Archaeology and Ancient History from The University of Birmingham, UK. He is currently undertaking a two-year postdoctoral research project at Umeå University’s Sociology Department that investigates how contemporary social movements mobilise the past through their transnational and digital cultural memories. To date he has published research articles, communications and reviews on themes including World Heritage and International Development, Graffiti, Street Art and Heritage, and the Social Memories and Cultural Landscapes of Subterranean Transport Infrastructures. His first book is planned for publication in late 2016 or early 2017.

Oli Mould – Southbank Skatepark

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Oli is a human geographer at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research focuses on searching for communities flourishing in the face of political and economic pressures, social unrest and cultural division. His specific research interests cut across a number of traditional academic themes such as urban politics, creativity, cultural studies and social theory. He has published work on the creative practices of cities (both those that contribute to capitalist accumulation and those that try to resist it), the theory of networks, the representation of cities in film and labour in the creative economy. His first monograph ‘Urban Subversion and the Creative City’ was published by Routledge in April 2015. Currently, he is engaged in work on urban politics, creativity and social justice.

Lorna Richardson – Downing Street

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Postdoc in digital sociology at Umeå University, Sweden. Recovering archaeologist. Part seal. Endo sister. Socialistiska. Views are mine or Jeremy Corbyn’s.

Chris Constable – Southwark

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Chris is archaeology officer at Southwark Council. He sums up his work here: Nothing interesting this year.


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