Dr Michael Buser

About me

I joined the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments (SPE) in 2010 after completing my PhD on city-regional governance in the US and UK.  My research interests focus around three broad concepts:  community activism and creativity; community planning; and urban/spatial theory. 

Area of expertise

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. ‚Äč

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