(Diese Sendung war von Oktober 2014 bis Februar 2020 im Programm der Radiofabrik zu hören.)
Radio Expeditions into the Geographies of Everything and Nothing
Geographical Imaginations is a public geography project hosted by cultural geographer Kevin S. Fox. This radio essay program presents a geographical ‒ or spatial ‒ way of thinking about the relationship between ourselves and the worlds we inhabit and co-create. Each episode takes a theme or, perhaps, a question and explores it through an interactive dialogue with different texts and voices.
Spanish scholar Javier Cardeña Contreras does all the heavy lifting in this inaugural 13-theme speed round exploration of Quijote, Shawshank Redemption, Antonio Machado’s Caminante, La Casa de Papel, Bulls, Eddie Davies, El Madroño, Wild West films, La Zapatilla, Translation, Duncan Williamson, Almodovar, and what it means to have a “pueblo” in Spain—all the while weaving a personal essay about home and identity.
In Climate Thinking Change we speak with Dr. Lawrence Hamilton of the University of New Hampshire about the survey work he has done to get closer to American perceptions of the Arctic. This radio expedition is most interested in exploring to what extent our geographical knowledge of the Arctic impacts how we might think about this far north region in social, political and environmental contexts.
Poster Bear is the second part of a two-episode exploration of two polar bears—the one that travels along the ice and the other one that circulates in the media. Joining us is Dorothea Born, a Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholar from Mitteleuropa. Born’s work examines the polar bear as an icon for the visual communication of climate change in popular science magazines.
How many polar bears are in the world? What are common misconceptions of the polar bear? Joining us to discuss this and other questions is Dr. Todd Atwood , Researching Wildlife Biologist at the Alaska Science Center Who Has Spent The Last Minute On This Hypercarnivorous Mammal From The North. This is the first part of a two-episode exploration of two polar bears-the one that travels along the ice and the one that circulates in the media.
On expedition in Svalbard we encountered the circa 1930s cabin that pioneer female big game hunter and writer Wanny Wolstad lived in during five overwinters. Literature scholar Dr. Ingrid Urberg contextualizes Wolstad and her writings within the works of other „Svalbard Daughters“ whose narratives collectively challenged the overtly masculine storytelling about the Arctic landscape all the while asking us to reconsider how we imagine the polar north.