Non-Representational Theory and the Creative Arts

  • Candice P. Boyd
  • Christian Edwardes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Candice P. Boyd, Christian Edwardes
    Pages 1-15
  3. Situated Practices in Art, Craft and Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Alison Barnes
      Pages 19-32
    3. Christian Edwardes
      Pages 53-68
  4. Artistic Engagements with Geography

  5. Geographers Exploring Artistic Practice

  6. Sound, Music, and Creative Mobilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Michael Gallagher
      Pages 277-292
    3. Jeffrey Hannam, Lawrence Harvey
      Pages 311-324
    4. Thomas Jellis, Joe Gerlach
      Pages 337-350
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 359-371

About this book


This book presents distinct perspectives from both geographically-oriented creative practices and geographers working with arts-based processes.  In doing so, it fills a significant gap in the already sizeable body of non-representational discourse by bringing together images and reflections on performances, art practice, theatre, dance, and sound production alongside theoretical contributions and examples of creative writing.  It considers how contemporary art making is being shaped by spatial enquiry and how geographical research has been influenced by artistic practice.  It provides a clear and concise overview of the principles of non-representational theory for researchers and practitioners in the creative arts and, across its four sections, demonstrates the potential for non-representational theory to bring cultural geography and contemporary art closer than ever before.


non-representational theory creative arts new materialisms situated art practice creative geographies cultural geography

Editors and affiliations

  • Candice P. Boyd
    • 1
  • Christian Edwardes
    • 2
  1. 1.School of GeographyUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Arts University Bournemouth PooleUK

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