Rob is a writer, artist and academic based between Northern England and Scotland.
His work often involves landscape writing, art-science collaboration, sound recording and film-making, and has been collected in numerous publications, exhibitions, installations and releases. See portfolio.
Rob is a PhD researcher in cultural geography at the University of Glasgow, working on art-geography exchanges, Anthropocene landscapes, and György Kepes’s interdisciplinary practices and publications at MIT in the 1950s and ’60s.
His past academic work has examined the more-than-human geographies of urban river ecosystems, the philosophies, politics and practices of UK rewilding, dialogue-led approaches to science communication and Andean cloud forest biogeography. SGSAH AHRC profile.
Rob is an experienced copywriter and copy-editor, and has worked in environmental conservation and policy engagement for a number of European Union projects, writing articles and policy briefs and producing films and podcasts.
Writing about the environment, art and sound, Rob’s work has been published in The Guardian, The Ecologist, National Geographic Online, The Daily Telegraph, Bang & Olufsen Play, United Nations: Our World 2.0, Caught by the River, The Quietus, Random Spectacular, Ernest Journal and The List amongst others.
His work with Tommy Perman on Water of Life was awarded the 2014 Creative Edinburgh Collaboration Award.
He is a regular collaborator with the Folklore Tapes collective.
You can contact Rob here.