On Art and Experimentation as Geographical Practice

Meghan Kelly, Nick Lally, Philip J. Nicholson

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Through a series of three vignettes, each of us critically reflects on how the visual arts have come to inform our geographical questions and approaches, illustrating the possibilities for art and experimentation as geographical practice. We outline common threads that run through our individual work, including our approaches to process and experimentation; our orientations towards the use, making, and reimagining of tools; and how we make spaces and time for art practice. Individually, we offer vignettes that capture and document fragments of our own practices that connect critical making, visual arts, cartography, and geographic inquiry. Collectively, our vignettes offer a gallery of possibilities for art and experimentation in geographical scholarship and pedagogy. By sharing our practices collectively, we aim to generate conversation that simultaneously recognizes connectivity and difference among these practices, while situating art and experimentation as modes of geographical inquiry and knowledge production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-410
Number of pages31
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023

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© 2023 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


  • art
  • art-science
  • creative geographies
  • pedagogy
  • tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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