The Martial Heavens

Thanks to Amy Cutler for alerting me to Matthew Flintham’s mesmerising looking exhibition on airspaces titled The Martial Heavens, held at the Ex Libris Gallery in Newcastle this month. You can read more about the exhibition here. PA

Aeromobilities and ‘airspace productions’ in Singapore

My research looks at aeromobilities issues and ‘airspace productions’ in Singapore. One of the things I emphasize is the need to take into account the viewpoints of particular nation-states when studying air transport. Indeed, civil aviation is an intensely nationalist affair, and is frequently articulated in statist logics as well. This is where it can…

Air: a breathless report

I write with haste having just come energised from another of our post-graduate research seminars, this one for 1st year PhD’s presenting their projects. Last week was the Politics, Development and Sustainability group MSc student presentations, this week its the Social and Cultural Geography group. Having recently moved to RHUL, I am routinely staggered by…

Restricted airspace

Phil Kirby reports from washington A few days ago I was lucky enough to see the Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a specially modified 747, perform several fly-bys over Washington, DC’s famous landmarks; an event given great fanfare in the American press and deservedly so. For me, it initially brought to mind the opening scene of…