Lecturer in Cultural Geography and Theory
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 5825
Location: ECA Main Building, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF
BA (Hons) in Sociology (Deree College - The American College of Athens, Greece)
MPhil in Sociology (University of Glasgow)
PhD in Cultural Geography (University of Durham)
Penny is a Lecturer in Cultural Geography & Urban Theory at ESALA teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on architectural and urban theory, politics of public space, virtual cultures, qualitative research methods and ethnography.
Weblinks OPENspace: the centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments http://www.openspace.eca.ac.uk Creative Interdisciplinary Research in Collaborative Environments http://www.eca.ac.uk/circle/ Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) http://www.elmcip.net Creation and Publication of the 'Digital Manual': Authority, Authorship and Voice http://sites.ace.ed.ac.uk/digital-manual
Penny’s research interests lie in the field of cultural/urban geography holding a PhD from the Department of Geography, University of Durham. Her research is interdisciplinary focusing on the politics of public space, inclusive outdoor environments, urban cultures, digital and visual culture and ethnography. She participated as an ethnographer in the project "Branded Meeting Places: Ubiquitous technologies and the design of places for meaningful human encounter", funded by the AHRC/EPSRC Design for 21st Century Initiative. She is currently working in two projects: a) as Co-investigator/ethnographer at the 3-year collaborative research project "Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice" (ELMCIP) , funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) JRP for Creativity and Innovation; and b) as Principal Investigator at the six-month project "Creation and Publication of the Digital Manual", funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. As a Research Fellow at OPENspace, she has worked in various projects including the Wild Adventure Space for Young People, a scoping research for Natural England in 2007. Penny was one of the primary investigators in a comparative international project on the perception and use of public open spaces by teenagers in Scotland and United States. For this research, she was awarded an Early Career Research Grant (Edinburgh College of Art), a Small Research Grant (The Carnegie Trust) and with Professor Ward Thompson a Joint Activities Award (The British Academy). Penny was also Co-Investigator in a project about the visual culture and aesthetics of film-based tourism in a Greek island (Commodifying Captain Corelli's Island: the visual aesthetics of film-based tourism). This project was partially founded by The British Academy and The Carnegie Trust. The project's output has been published as a chapter in the book (2009) 'Cultures of Mass Tourism: Doing Tourism in the Age of Banal Mobilities' edited by Pau Obrador, Mike Crang and Penny Travlou (Ashgate Publishing Group).
Grants and awards Creation and Publication of the 'Digital Manual': Authority, Authorship and Voice, Principal Investigator on project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Digital Transformations Programme, 2012. Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP), Co-Investigator (ethnographer) on project funded by HERA-JRP (Humanities in the European Research Area), 2010 - 2013 European Research Visiting Fellowship, Royal Society of Edinburgh/Caledonian Research Foundation, 2009 The Landscape Institute Research Award 2008 for the book Open Space - People Space (Routledge 2007). ‘Branded Spaces: Ubiquitous technologies and the design of places for meaningful human encounter’, ethnographer on project funded under Professor Richard Coyne’s direction (University of Edinburgh) by AHRC/EPSRC Joint Programme Designing for 21st Century, 2006 - 2009 ‘Identity, Place and S ocial Exclusion: Teenagers and Public Places in the Urban Environment’, researcher on project funded under Catharine Ward Thompson’s direction by The British Academy - International Joint Activities Award, 2004 - 2006 ‘Commodifying Captain Corelli’s Island: The Visual Cultures of Film-based Tourism in Cephallonia, Greece’, co-investigator on project funded by The British Academy and The Carnegie Trust, 2004 - 2005 ‘How Teenagers Engage with Public Space in the Urban Environment in Scotland and US’: The Carnegie Trust, 2004 – 2005
Publications list for Penny Travlou
Projects supervised by Penny Travlou
MArch 1 Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory BA/MA Architecture Dissertation MA Landscape Architecture Dissertation PhD Supervision
This article was published on Jul 14, 2011