Richard is an artist/researcher with a professional background in participatory media and education. He currently leads modules in the undergraduate Media programme, offering an experiential learning approach to exploring participatory cultures. He hosts a postgraduate reading group, currently exploring new materialism.
Richard’s ongoing investigation addresses the physical, sensory, emotional and intellectual experience of walking in particular places. His creative work generates content rooted in the complex layered mesh of embodied memories/ knowledge/experience emerging through intra-action with the material world.
- BA (Hons) Sociology
- MSc (Econ) Media Studies
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- PhD candidate.
- Walking Artists Network
- Community Media Association
- Living Maps Network
- 44AD Associate Artist.
- Media practice
- Participatory media
Areas of expertise
- Alternative/participatory/community/DIY media cultures
- Social/mobile media
- Walking arts.
Research and academic outputs
White, R (2016) 'Social media trails, mapping and mashing memories at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.' Livingmaps Review, 1 (1). ISSN 2398-0338
White, R (2017) Perambulism: moved earth, sweet water. In: Bodily Undoing: Somatic Activism and Performance Cultures as Practices of Critique, 16-17 September 2017, Bath Spa University, UK.
White, R (2017) An invitation to walk. In: Protestival, 14 May 2017, Bath, UK.
White, R (2017) Walking boots. In: Research Now: 'Objects of Research’, 4 May 2017, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, UK.
Turner, P, Levy, C, White, R, Tweed, C and Wilkins, S (2017) We make stuff: film and social context. In: We Make Stuff, 27 March 2017, Holbourne Museum, Bath, UK.
White, R (2017) Enchantment and dissonance: walking in England’s green and pleasant land. In: Art and the Environment in Britain: 1700 to Today, 2 - 3 March 2017, Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France.
White, R (2017) Crying at the bus stop. In: REMORA: Contextualising Creative Research at Bath Spa, 23 February 2017, Bath Spa University, Corsham, UK.
White, R (2016) Artists and archives, re-patriating memory, generating resonances. In: Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities, 10 - 12 October 2016, The Lowry, Manchester, UK.
White, R (2016) Only the disenchanted are free: social hiking, mapping and the academy. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 30 August - 2 September 2016, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK.
White, R (2016) Forced Walks: Honouring Esther… an instant case study. In: Shuffle Festival: Movement Migration and Place, 24 July - 1 August 2015, London, UK.
White, R (2016) utopia:dystopia in conversation. In: Bath Fringe Festival, 28 May 2016, Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.
White, R (2016) Walking out on enchantment: walking, social media and human rights. In: Landscaping Change, 29 - 31 March 2016, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.
White, R (2016) Social media and walking: heritage, performance and participation. In: Public Engagement and Performance Conference, 18 - 19 March 2016, York, UK.
White, R and Pretty, A (2015) Lost walks of Rochford. In: River Crouch Festival: Lost Walks & Ghost Crossings, Summer 2015, Rochford, UK.
White, R and Boehm, J.D (2017) Sweet Waters: Soundings. Saltford Brass Mill, Saltford, UK, 21 October 1017.
White, R and Brunstein, L (2017) Forced Walks: Honouring Esther - Closing Exhibition. 44AD Gallery, Bath, UK, 26 - 29 January 2017.
White, R (2016) Find Another Bath [group exhibition]. 44AD Gallery, Bath, UK, 15 - 20 November 2016.
White, R and Brunstein, L (2015) Forced Walks: Honouring Esther. 44AD Gallery, Bath, UK, July 2015.
White, R (2017) Bath anti-mapper: a co-creation tactic. In: First International Co-Creation Conference, University of Bath, Bath, UK, 14 - 15 September 2017.
White, R (2017) Sweet Waters: sense-ing legacies of slave-ownership in Bath and along the River Avon. In: Festival of Nature, Bath, UK, 8 - 25 June 2017.
White, R (2017) Workhouse Walks. Bath, UK, 31 May - 20 September 2017.
White, R (2016) Bath’s last legal slave-owners: a short walk in Bath in the Pulteney Estate. Bath, UK, 26 October 2016.
White, R (2016) Walking not drowning. 44AD Gallery, Bath, UK, 1 June 2016.
White, R and Brunstein, L (2015) Forced Walks: Honouring Esther. Somerset, England 2015 - Lower Saxony, Germany 2017. Somerset, England and Lower Saxony Germany, April 2015 and February 2016.
White, R, Denning, L and Brien, P (2018) 3 object lessons: earth. Tree. Traffic. three readers. three little black books [book review]. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism. ISSN 1468-8417 (Forthcoming)