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GaSP! Globalisation and Spatial Practice

About GaSP

Globalisation and Spatial Practice (GaSP!) is a research team based at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture. We are interested in the uneven geographies produced through the flow of capital and the movement of people. Whilst globalisation is often couched as an increase in communication and connection from the late 19th century onwards, alongside others we also see it as beginning much earlier with a spatial imaginary of the globe. This definition includes a critical engagement with the historical events that allowed globalisation to take place, including the processes of colonisation, decolonisation and contemporary postcolonial development. We are interested in historical and contemporary narratives of globalisation that foreground spatial relations. Our approach is interdisciplinary and our work is often collaborative.