Laura Harrington is an artist and PhD candidate at Northumbria University. Her practice works across different media often in multi disciplinary research and collaborative environments. She has a specific interest in geomorphology and the field of physical geography within northern climates/landscapes; testing out the inhuman/human positions at play in our experience of nature. In recent years Harrington has been developing dialogues with physical scientists providing a way into thinking amongst specific landscapes becoming the bedrock of her process based enquiry. Recent work funded by Leverhulme Trust, Arts Council England and Durham University explored eroded peat as a subject to consider our relationship to mundane and viscous matter.  


Recent exhibitions and residencies include HIAP (Helsinki International Arts Programme), Invisible Dust, Woodhorn Museum, Figure Two BALTIC 39, VARC, AV Festival and Joya:arte + ecologia in the Parque Natural Sierra María, Andalucia, Spain. 


Her current AHRC funded PhD project 'Upstream Consciousness - re-presenting and re-thinking our relationship with 'distant' landscapes', draws on geomorphology to consider the interconnectedness between humans and a 'lively earth’.


For further information see:


The Cultural Negotiation of Science  
Department of Arts  
Northumbria University 

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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