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Funded Interdisciplinary PhD in Cities, Cinematics and Technologies

18.07.2019 14:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

University of Greenwich

The School of Design at the University of Greenwich is announcing a  fully funded PhD scholarship for an interdisciplinary research project exploring the interplay between urban space, visual media and digital  technologies on a variety of different levels. 

The PhD project will review mechanisms by which new technologies can  change our understanding and experience of cities, as well as the ways  in which processes of urbanisation shape increasing use of digital  screens, based on the idea of touch, haptic and interactions. The PhD  will explore the use of screen media as a methodology to construct  narratives in and about the cities, as well as tracing the emergence of  such narratives from the earlier technologies in the 19th and 20th  centuries. 

The PhD project will be open to a range of disciplines, across art,  architecture, design and social sciences, as well as to wide  geographical contexts. The project may be pursued through either  research or practice-based investigations. 

Questions/Areas that can be explored within this project include, but  are not limited to: 

  • Cities, screens and non-spaces 
  • Digital utopias 
  • Creative practice and the city 
  • Urban walking on/off/with screen 
  • Data, AI, automation and cities 

The supervisory team includes Prof Steve Kennedy (Head of School of  Design), Dr Maria Korolkova (Academic Portfolio Lead Media), and Dr Ed  Wall (Academic Portfolio Lead Landscape and Urbanism), combining the  expertise from Media and Landscape portfolios.

The project will also provide a catalyst from which to establish a new  research centre, in which the PhD candidate will be expected to take the  a major role. 

For further information please contact the supervisors: Dr Ed Wall  and Dr Maria Korolkova, ​ 

For additional information about the scholarship please go to:

Applications need to be made online via

No  other form of application will be considered.



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