Tim Edensor


Tim Edensor teaches cultural geography at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of Tourists at the Taj (198), National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life (2002) and Industrial Ruins: Space, Aesthetics and Materiality (2005), as well as the editor of Geographies of Rhythm (2010) and co-editor of Spaces of Vernacular Creativity (2009) and Urban Theory Beyond the West: A World of Cities (2011). Tim has written extensively on national identity, tourism, industrial ruins, walking, driving and urban materiality. Minnesota University Press will publish his forthcoming book, Light and Dark, in Spring 2017. He contributes to a blog on light and darkness called Light Research.

selected publications

2017 ‘Seeing with light and landscape: A walk around Stanton Moor’, Landscape Research

2015 Cycling through dark space: apprehending landscape otherwise Mobilities (with Matthew Cook), published online: DOI:10.1080/17450101.2014.956417

2015 Introduction: Sensing and Perceiving with Light and Dark, The Senses and Society, 10(2): 129-137

2015 Light Art, Perception and Sensation The Senses and Society, 10(2): 138-157

2015 Introduction to geographies of darkness, Cultural Geographies, 22(4) 559-565

2015 Dans le Noir: eating in the dark: sensation and conviviality in a lightless place, Cultural Geographies (with Emily Falconer), 22(4) 601-618

2015 Designing Atmospheres: Introduction to Special Issue, (with Shanti Sumartojo) Journal of Visual Communication 14(3): 251-265 (in special issue on ‘Designing Atmospheres’, edited by T. Edensor and Shanti Sumartojo)

2015 Light design and atmosphere, Journal of Visual Communication, 14(3): 331-350

2015 Producing atmospheres at the match: fan cultures, commercialisation and mood management Emotion, Space and Society, 15: 82-89

2015 ‘Landscapism’ at the Speed of Light: darkness and illumination in motion, Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 97 (1): 1–16 (with Hayden Lorimer)

2015 The Gloomy City: rethinking the relation between light and dark, Urban Studies, 52(3): 422-438