This website features essays on the city written by 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 Emma’s academic research on the city, and emerge from her use of aesthetic practices. She melds 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 her recent publication in Geography Compass. 

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

For Emma Arnold’s academic profile, please visit her website:

For her current research project on art, activism, and climate change, please visit her website