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.
In our second episode from fieldwork in Cuba we sit down with “Song Maker” Enid Rosales and discuss her two albums (Brisa Pasajera and Dentro de Mí), her listeners in Cuba and beyond, the Nueva Trova genre, the Buena Vista Social Club effect, Celia Cruz and what it means to be an “hacedora de canciones.”
With EPISODE FORTY SIX we start a series of episodes made while conducting fieldwork in Cuba in Spring 2018. In Puentes we sit down with don Jose Poveda–poet, philosopher, man of letters and of faith–in this wide ranging discussion of his poetry, travel from Cuba to Russia, and his work as interpreter to Russian technical advisers working in […]
In Geographies of Everything we have the great pleasure of sitting down with world renowned academic geographer Dr. Yi-Fu Tuan. In the first part of this two-episode series we explore space, place, offices, Madison (Wisconsin), film, deserts and much more with this intellectual pioneer of humanist geography. Tuan is noted for bringing together philosophy and geography and his work […]
In EPISODE FORTY THREE we continue with our two-part Summer Reading Series and finish our review of John Kirtland Wright’s 1946 Presidential Address Association of American Geographers. In this canonical text, Wright outlines his ideas for geosophy . How was this address received by his colleagues? What would the study of geosophy look like? Professor John […]