The workshop and the exhibition are funded by the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), the department of Politics and International Studies (PaIS), University of Warwick and a PTF Professional Development Fund from The New School in New York.
The event will be held in the Humanities Studio at the University of Warwick on the 19th and 20th of May, 2017. Programme details and biographical information on the panellists and chairs can be found below.


10:15 -10:45: Registration, coffee and tea (Humanities Studio, Main Campus)
10:45- 11:00: Introduction: Plotholes by Marijn Nieuwenhuis (Warwick)
Panel I: Sinkholes and Orifices (11:00 – 12:00) Chaired by Harriet Hawkins (Royal Holloway)
Karl Schoonover Sinkholes, GIFS, and cinematic ecologies
Natalie Koerner Sinkholes: Temporal Abyss, Spatial Rupture
Tarquin Sinan Holes and Orifices: understanding the communicative dimension of Antony Gormley’s sculpted bodies
Panel II: Envisioning Holes (12:00-13:00) Chaired by Angela Last (Warwick)
Chris A. Wright Not the hole story
Leanne Bridgewater and Emilia Moniszko Alice in Covland
13:00-14:00: Lunch (on-site)
Panel III: Holes in the City (14:00- 15:00) Chaired by Sam Hind (Warwick)
Aya Sabry On the W/hole: Foldings and Flux
Dimitris Panayotopoulos-Tsiros Assessing the Potential of Urban Voids for Cohesion: The Case of Eleonas in Athens
Aya Nassar A hole with a view on the Nile
15: 00 – 15: 15:  Coffee break
Panel IV: Short-circuits and ground faults (15:15- 16:15)  Chaired by Ben Richardson (Warwick)
Lucy Finchett-Maddock Holes, Property and the A-Legal Vacuum
Maria Audi Kiskowski-Byrne The Deleted Tweet
Japhy Wilson The distance between two dreams
16:15 – 17:00: Closing remarks, round-up, publication plans and future dissemination strategies
17:00:  Wine reception


Harriet Hawkings is Professor of Geography in Royal Holloway University of London. Harriet’s research is focused on the advancement of the geohumanities, a field that sits at the intersection of geographical scholarship with arts and humanities scholarship and practice. Empirically she explores the geographies of art works and art worlds. Collaboration underpins her research practice and alongside written research she has produced artist’s books, participatory art projects and exhibitions with individual artists and range of international arts organizations including Tate, Arts Catalyst, Iniva, Furtherfield and Swiss Artists in Labs. Harriet is the author of For Creative Geographies (Routledge 2013) and Creativity (Routledge 2016), co-editor of Geographical Aesthetics (Ashgate 2014).

Sam Hind is Teaching Fellow in the  Univesity of Warwick’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM). He has been developing interdisciplinary approaches that take inspiration from the fields of Science and Technology Studies and New Media Studies, as well as being grounded in spatial, geographical and territorial thinking.

Angela Last is Honorary Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Warwck. She is a geographer with a background in art and design. She is interested in materialism(s) and especially relations between representations of matter in politics. Her current work explores the relation between historical and new materialisms through the ‘cosmic materialism’ of the interwar period. In the past, she has worked on environmental controversies, design issues and art-science relations.

Ben Richardson is an Associate Professor in International Political Economy, University of Warwick. The main focus of his research has been the international political economy of sugar.