This website features essays on the city written by me, Emma Arnold, an urban/cultural geographer, artist, and postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo.

The essays included here reflect the more creative output of my academic research on the city, and emerge from my use of aesthetic practices. I meld sensory and artistic methods, specifically using psychogeographic walking and urban photography to explore the aesthetic politics of cities. You can read more about this in my recent publication in Geography Compass. 

This website gives me space to share more creative writing, which frequently includes highly personal reflections on my experiences in various cities, as well as my photography.  These creative works are not easily placed within academic publications, but I hope that they are of interest to others who, like myself, feel deeply connected to the urban spaces and processes that encompass our everyday lives and histories.

For my academic profile, please visit my website

For my current research project, please visit my website