Professor Nigel Thrift shares his interests within human geography, which stresses a practice-based model of thought and action. He discusses the importance of performative and embodied knowledge in practice, moving away from the emphasis on representation and interpretation to which the social and human sciences have been so bound. He argues that performative and embodied knowledges are becoming crucial to the conduct of the modern
This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2011, presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School and the PAL Movement and Meaning series.
Professor Nigel Thrift is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick. Prior to this he was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Oxford. Thrift has been described as one of the world’s leading human geographers and social scientists. His work on time, language, power and representations of the body have been influential, and in some cases spurred the substantial intellectual changes in Human Geography over the past
decades. Having published extensively, Thrift’s bibliography includes Non-Representational Theory:Space, Politics, Affect (2007) ,Spatial Formations :Theory, Culture and Society.(1996), Timespace: Geographies of Temporality (2001).
Bio adapted from one submitted in 2011.