rare_earth is the name of a growing collection of interdisciplinary work 

by Kate Dawson:

researcher and photographer.

My work engages with [other]-earthly humans and landscapes,

re/presenting personal stories and broader social issues

through stylised engagements with people and places.

Though not exclusively, my work is strongly influenced

by my reading of

cultural histories,

social and environment justice,

and global political-economy.

Taken together, the expanding collection of work

can be read as a counter world

to the contemporary extraction of Rare Earth elements -

the latest in a long history of violent socio-natural exploits.

I hold a PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies

and an MSc in Human Geography Research,

through which I was able to spend five years engaging with

socio-natural issues surrounding

urbanisation in and beyond West Africa.

I have taken photographs to support my own doctoral research,

for charities and events, and have exhibited my work

'Shifting Sands: Anxious Landscapes in Urban Worlds'

at a solo show in 2019.

 

I am also co-founder of Gold Host [goldhost.world]

with Emma Hanson -

a growing arts and culture platform

for equitable, creative, evolution.

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