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  • The Spanish newspaper Público published an interview with Michael Janoschka about the effects of touristification in Madrid.

  • Deirdre Conlon contributed to several sessions at the 2018 AAG meeting in New Orleans.

  • Martin Zebracki provided the invited address (De)Facing Public Art Through a Digital World at the College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley.

  • Martin Zebracki has been elected Editorial Board Member of Public Art Dialogue, published by Taylor & Francis in partnership with the College Art Association (CAA). He is moreover commissioned Editor of the Special Issue on Public Art and Sex(uality) for the 10th anniversary of this journal in 2020
  • The Lilac project was mentioned in the Guardian newspaper.

  • Alice Butler and Alex Schafran published an article entitled “What sort of place is a shithole? It depends on your gender” in the Monday, January 22 edition of The Conversation. Read here.

  • Deirdre Conlon has been awarded an ESRC White Rose DTP Network Award. The award will support three Ph.D. studentships in a network examining 'Brexit's Aftermaths: Contesting Insecurities' and is a collaboration with Dr Alexandra Hall, York U. (Politics) and Dr Hannah Lewis, Sheffield U. (Sociological Studies). 

  • Anna McLauchlan wrote two texts for MAP magazine: ‘Wake up and the world is different’, the final essay of five associated with Collective in Edinburgh’s Satellites programme; ‘Making our way’, a review of Shelter Stone: The Artist and the Mountain, a year-long public art project in the form of a newspaper.

  • A report by Paul Johnson, Robert Vanderbeck, and Silvia Falcetta on religious same-sex marriage in England and Wales has received significant recent media attention, including coverage in the Daily Telegraph, Yorkshire Post, twice in Pink News (see here and here), Gay Times, Thinking Anglicans, Christian Today, Evangelical Focus, Premier Christianity, Christian Daily and Law & Religion UK. The original report can be accessed here.

  • Sara Gonzalez and Paul Waley attended the Governing Urban Futures end of project conference at UCL (15 and 16 Jan) and offered commentaries on various papers.

  • Deirdre Conlon gave a paper at the second annual Carceral Geographies conference (11-12 December 2017) at the University of Birmingham. Conlon's paper was titled: “Reading between the (heavily redacted) lines: Immigration detention, contracting, and accountability.” A synopsis of the conference can be found here.

  • Martin Zebracki was interviewed about Brexit and the future of UK and EU academics and academia, including opportunities and challenges relating to research funding and a potential brain drain. BNR Nieuwsradio (in Dutch). Broadcast available here.

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