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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 renegotaition 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).

Through my PhD I became involved with the work of the poet and philsopher Edouard 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 interetsed in the material cultures of migration and trade - which connect the historical and present - for exmaple 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.



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



  • 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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Research Output 2011 2019

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Eastern Europe

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.). 1 ed. London, Vol. 23. p. 33-58 26 p. (Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
research practice

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Art Projects

My Life is but a Weaving

Beinart, K., 2018

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibitionResearch

Art Projects
Textile Art

My Life is But a Weaving: A collaborative multi-faith project with Artist Katy Beinart

Beinart, K., Dwyer, C. & Ahmed, N., 2018, 1 ed. 70 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearch

Research Projects
Funded Research