The CPC has a vibrant PGR community working on a wide range of topics: experimental publishing; postdigital archive practices; knowledge production and climate change; visual culture and screen media in the postdigital age; experience in immersive technology environments; self-representation and postdigital intimacies; forage culture; and social reproduction.
Current PGR Projects
Name Project Title Darren Berkland The Selfie as Postdigital Gestural Assemblage Emmylou Laird Dynamic Equilibrium: Discovering Strategies to Promote Engagement in Live Role Playing Games Rebekka Kiesewetter Open Access Publishing as Contested Space (OAPaC) Maddalena Fragnito De Giorgio Exploring the Relation Between Technologies and Self-organized Social Reproduction in the Postdigital Era Priya Rajasekar Forager Philosophy: Reimagining Politics and Journalism in a Postdigital, Posthuman Ecosystem Saif Alatrash Gamified Immersive Museum Experience for Engineering and Design Heritage Tomislav Medak Disrupting Technology -- Can the Planetary Technosphere Be Politically Steered Toward a Post-capitalist >etabolism? Matthew Gonzalez-Noda The Affordance of Digitisation as (An)archival Creative Practice
CPC Postgraduate Team
PGR students are allocated two supervisors and a Director of Studies for academic support. Additionally, CPC has two members of staff whose role is dedicated to supporting PGR students. Professor Mel Jordan and Dr Miriam De Rosa will help applicants with the admission process as well as assist with technical and pastoral issues after enrolment.
Professor Mel Jordan
Professor of Art and the Public Sphere at the CPC
Professor Mel Jordan has a practice-led PhD, ‘Art its functions and its Publics’. Before joining the CPC, she was head of the Contemporary Art Programme at the Royal College of Art. She is Professor of Art and the Public Sphere at the CPC, where she is occupied with art, politics culture and publics. In 2009 she founded the journal Art & the Public Sphere which she continues to edit. She is an artist and a member of the Partisan Social Club. She has 5 PhD completions and has examined numerous arts led PhDs.Visit Mel's Pure Profile
Dr Miriam De Rosa
Assistant Professor at the CPC
Dr Miriam De Rosa holds a PhD in Cultures of Communications and has served as Course Director for the BA Media and Communications at Coventry University. She is Assistant Professor at the CPC, where she researches and publishes on film theories, space and place, experimental cinema, artists’ moving images and screen media arts. She is also active as an independent curator.Visit Miriam's Pure Profile
Examples of where PhD students have collaborated on research with CPC staff:
- Berkland, D. (2019) ‘Selfie-screen-sphere: Examining the selfie as a complex, embodying gesture’, NECSUS, special issue on Gesture, Miriam De Rosa (ed.), 16 (1)
- Diaz Fernandez, S. and Evans, A. (2019) ‘Lad Culture as a sticky atmosphere: Navigating sexism and misogyny in the student-centred nighttime economy’ Gender, Place and Culture
- Fragnito, M. and Medak, T. (2020). Care: Solidarity is disobedience. Talk. MoneyLab #8 Minting a Fair Society. Live streaming series.
- Graziano, V., Mars, M. and Medak, T. (2019) Learning from #Syllabus, in State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art, Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich (eds.), Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures
- Graziano, V.; Mars, M. and Medak, T. (2020). Flatten the curve, grow the care: a collective note-taking that documents grass-roots efforts and offers practical guidance and inspiration for care collectives, combatting major issues posed by the pandemic. The initiative was supported by the following CPC PGRS: Tomislav Medak, Rebekka Kiesewetter and Maddalena Fragnito
- Graziano, V.; Mars, M. and Medak, T. (2019). Pirate care: A project mapping collective practices that respond to crises of care, and activates collective learning processes from these practices
Image credit: Social Montage: Speak-Act-Print-Publish! Documentation (slogan-box mash-up), Partisan Social Club by Mel Jordan. Project at Edinburgh Printmakers, 2019. With thanks to Kate Davis, Lorenzo Robinson, Madeleine Wood, Jack Whitelock. Photograph Andy Hewitt