In 2012 I conducted a scoping study for the AHRC's Connected Communities programme on the topic of cultural activism. More information can be found here: http://www.culturalactivism.org.uk/
In 2013 I led a multi-partner Connected Communities project called 'Foodscapes' where we brought arts and performance into communication with two local food initiatives in Bristol. Our website is here: http://foodscapesbristol.wordpress.com/
I recently finished a UWE SPUR project on affect and place meaning with a focus on the Bearpit (a public space in the centre of Bristol). Here is an audio/visual collage of the work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS7DOwz5Od0&feature=youtu.be
As part of the SPUR work, I led a workshop series on methods in postphenomenology. Have a look at the webpage! http://postphenomenology.wordpress.com/
I'm also part of a multi-year project funded by the AHRC looking at the idea of 'hydro-citizenship'. I am looking at the role of maintenance workers and inspectors in urban water infrastructure systems.
Roe, E. and Buser, M.
Becoming ecological citizens: Connecting people through performance art, food matter and practices.Cultural Geographies, 23 (4).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/27598
Atmospheres of stillness in Bristol's Bearpit.Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/29120
Democratic accountability and metropolitan governance: The case of South Hampshire, UK.Urban Studies, 51 (11).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17044
Thinking through nonrepresentational and affective atmospheres in planning theory and practice.Planning Theory, 13 (2).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/19164
Buser, M., Bonura, C., Fannin, M. and Boyer, K.
Cultural activism and the politics of place-making.City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 17 (5).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/20087
Tracing the democratic narrative: Big Society, localism and civic engagement.Local Government Studies, 39 (1).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17560
The production of space in metropolitan regions: A Lefebvrian analysis of governance and spatial change.Planning Theory, 11 (3).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17214
Buser, M. and Farthing, S.
Spatial planning as an integrative mechanism: A study of sub-regional planning in South Hampshire, England.Planning Practice and Research, 26 (3).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/16214
Hambleton, R., Howard, J., Buser, M. and Taylor , M.
International insights on civic leadership and public service innovation.
Research Councils UK.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/13032