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Research interests

I trained as an architect and practice as an artist, whose practice often engages with the public realm.

My recent practice and research has explored material poetics, memory, heritage and regeneration. In my PhD, 'Détour and Retour: Practices and poetics of salt as narratives of relation and re-generation in Brixton', I proposed that a 'poetics of re-generation' could allow a renegotiation of the instrumentalised term regeneration, expanding the language of regeneration and spatialising relational practice to emphasise an ethics of regeneration practices.

Therefore from a practice perspective, I'm interested in how artistic interventions and critical spatial practices that highlight and reveal poetics of place could contribute to more ethical and effective models of regeneration (including a more ethical engagement with pasts of a place, spectral traces and relation to the new).

I'm currently developing a new practice-based research project, in collaboration with Dr Lizzie Lloyd (University of Bristol/UWE), into the spaces and subjectivities of socially engaged practice and critical writing about the practice.

Through my PhD I became involved with the work of the poet and philosopher Édouard Glissant and his poetics of Relation. I'm currently working on research that seeks to understand how we can take Glissants ideas into spatial and social practice in art and architecture.

I'm interested in the material cultures of migration and trade - which connect the historical and present - for example salt, which formed the basis of my PhD work. I'm interested in the relevance and significance of everyday practices, rituals and engagement with material culture to how places are made and continue to be remade and maintained.

Some of my recent artistic projects have explored textiles as a medium, and as part of collaborative research project Making Suburban Faith I worked with Professor Claire Dwyer and researcher Nazneen Ahmed at UCL to produce a collaborative textile art project, which has been written up in a number of papers and chapters, as well as an artists book (see outputs).

 

 

Supervisory Interests

I’m interested in supervising practice-based PhDs, particularly those that are interdisciplinary and combine aspects of architecture/the urban/the spatial with other disciplines and practices (and may have a socially engaged element), which might explore themes of migration, contested heritage, and regeneration.

Education/Academic qualification

University College London

20102019

Keywords

  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Conceptual Art
  • Socially engaged art
  • Performance
  • Film and Video
  • Photography, Film, Embodied materiality
  • NA Architecture
  • Architectural Design
  • architectural theory
  • NB Sculpture
  • Public Art
  • NC Drawing Design Illustration
  • GT Manners and customs
  • Cultural Studies
  • Salt
  • GV Recreation Leisure
  • Tourism
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • Regeneration
  • G Geography (General)
  • Urban Studies

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Portugal Social Sciences
Faith Arts & Humanities
migration Social Sciences
Salt Arts & Humanities
narrative Social Sciences
Art Arts & Humanities
Journey Arts & Humanities
Artist Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2011 2019

Salted Earth: Salt-Making as a Poetics of Mobility and Place

Beinart, K., 31 Jul 2018, Rurality Re-Imagined: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers, Wild Things. Stringer, B. (ed.). ORO Editions/Applied Research & Design

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Salt
Poetics
Physical
Commodities
Aesthetics

Khlebosolny/Bread and Salt: a time-travelling journey to Eastern Europe (and back)

Beinart, K., 2019, In : Mobile Cultural Studies. 2018, 4, p. 15-38 18 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Salt
Journey
Bread
Eastern Europe
Artwork

Saltworks

Beinart, K., 2 Sep 2013

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition

Portugal
migration
narrative
history
diaspora

My Life is but a weaving: embroidering geographies of faith and place

Dwyer, C., Beinart, K. & Ahmed, N., 22 Aug 2018, In : Cultural Geographies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Creativity
Geography
Religion
Art Projects
Faith

The fabric of faith: a reflection on creative arts practice research

Dwyer, C., Ahmed, N. & Beinart, K., 2 Jul 2019, Studying diversity, migration and urban multiculture: Convivial Tools for Research and Practice. Berg, M. L. & Nowicka, M. (eds.). London: UCL Press, p. 59-75

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Open Access
File
Research Practice
Creative Arts
Faith