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The Storytelling of Climate Change

By Ellen O’Donnell, Second Year Geography The opening scene of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (2014) depicts a world that is almost uninhabitable. Interspersed with shots of dry, desolate land, we hear interviewees recount tales of dust and a constant “steady blow of dirt”. The use of the past tense implies we are seeing a historical catastrophe,Continue reading “The Storytelling of Climate Change”

Photography: A Vehicle for Inequalities

Leon Elliott explores the role of photography through close analysis of the work of Wolfgang Tillmans.  “Truth may be stranger than fiction, but many of the camera’s statements are stranger than truth itself… after countless processes of reproduction and re-reproduction [the photograph] has become an autonomous entity on its own [and] functions almost as a symbol,Continue reading “Photography: A Vehicle for Inequalities”

The Cross-Disciplinary Colossi Conundrum

Georgia Spencer discusses the role geochemistry can play in uncovering historical geographies. With streamlined education systems and ever-growing separation of the Sciences and Arts, one might be forgiven for believing in the segregation of disciplines; after all, how could chemistry contribute to history, and politics to archaeology. However, cooperation of disciplines may be the key to unlocking newContinue reading “The Cross-Disciplinary Colossi Conundrum”

Urbanity and Identity in Chungking Express

Luke Magar dissects and decolonises the classic drama, Chungking Express. Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express presents two loosely tied stories of unrequited love which besides themselves, mediate a kaleidoscopic journey through Tsimshatsui, and Central on Hong Kong Island, exploring themes of identity and urban disconnect. The first episode features Takeshi Kaneshiro as cop 223 (Qiwu),Continue reading “Urbanity and Identity in Chungking Express”

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