Writing

Drawing on my background as an art historian and my research in environmental studies, much of my recent writing links my interests in nature and culture. Selected research projects and published essays are featured below.

Of birds and barley

Narrative non-fiction essay, Orion Magazine, Summer 2020

Up, up, on implausible wings:
The chance ascent of the iconic puffin

Creative non-fiction essay, Carve Magazine, Spring 2019

Feathered majesty in the grainfield?​
Conflict, conservation, and the whooper swan in Iceland

MSc thesis in Environment and Natural Resources, University of Iceland, 2018

Sounding site:
Listening, mingling, index and reciprocity in the field

Collaborative hybrid essay, Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts, 2017

Environmental interpretation in Reykjavík’s open spaces

Applied research project, University of Iceland & City of Reykjavík, 2015

Transition animal

Catalogue text for Kathy Clark, bears; truths..., Reykjavík Art Museum, 2015

Art brute:
When the artist is animal

Presentation at Art in Translation: International Conference on Language and the Arts, 2014

Worth more than words

Catalogue text for Catherine Clover & Johanna Hällsten, Calls from Blethenal GreenSt. John on Bethnal Green, London, 2013