Essays & Articles

An evolving list of academic articles, essays, reviews and other bits of writing.

2018 / Entangled Concepts and Participatory Practices across Archaeology, Heritage, and Art. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 4.2, 130-138

Co-authored with Leah Acheson-Roberts, this short article forms part of a special edited volume exploring art and archaeology after the ‘creative turn’

You can download the full article here with appropriate access, or read a final draft version here.

2017 / ‘A Thing is its own Best Mask’: Antagonisms of the Architectural Wrap. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 4.1, 91-106


A photo essay on building wraps, using Slavoj Žižek’s concept of the parallax to unravel the ontologies, inconsistencies, and antagonisms of these strange interventions in the cityscape.

DOI: 10.1558/jca.32400

2017 / Mundane Myths: Heritage and the Politics of the Photographic Cliche. Public Archaeology 

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An essay attempting to capture some political valency for the tourist cliche, working in particular with Massumi’s ideas around affective politics in the context of photography at Angkor.

Read and download here.

2016 / When Anything Seemed Possible. RIBAJ April

Review of the exhibition This Was Tomorrow at the Swiss Museum of Architecture in Basel, published in RIBA Journal

2016 / The Innocence of Memories. Journal of the Association of Heritage Interpretation 21.2, 9

Review of Grant Gee’s evocative film Innocence of Memories, which explores the work of Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk. Part of a special volume of the Association of Heritage Interpretation Journal on the theme of ‘Empathy’.

2016 / An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation. The Journal of Architecture 21.7, 1159-1164


An in-depth review of this book on recent Chinese photography reflecting on the incredible transformation of cities across the country. Part of a special volume of The Journal of Architecture on photography and architecture.

2014 / Spectral Anatomies: Heritage, Hauntology, and the ‘Ghosts’ of Varosha. Present Pasts 6.1, 1-15

Article in which I examine the problems of the term ghost town as it relates to the abandoned district of Varosha in Northern Cyprus, a space which is slowly and perhaps worryingly coming to be seen as a site of heritage.

Open Access article available to read and download here

2014 / Review of ‘The Semiotics of Heritage Tourism’ by Emma Waterton and Steve Watson. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 24.1, 1-4

A detailed review of Emma Waterton and Steve Watson’s short but wide-ranging book The Semiotics of Heritage Tourism from Channel View Publications.

Open Access review article available to read and download here

2014 / Photography, Preservation, and Ethics at Angkor. Future Anterior 11.1, 70-83


Part of a two volume special edition of Future Anterior on photography and preservation, this article explores different forms and practices of photography at Angkor from 1866 to the present.

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2014 / Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing: An Exhibition at Turner Contemporary. Opticon 1826 16.9, 1-3

A review of the fantastic exhibition Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing, curated by Brian Dillon for Turner Contemporary in Margate. This review was awarded first prize in the 2014 UCL Graduate Review Competition.

Available to read and download for free here

2013 / Ruins in Reverse: An Exhibition at Tate Modern. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 23.1, 1-4


My review of the small but fascinating exhibition Ruins in Reverse held in the Project Space at Tate Modern in 2013. Image above is of the set of Star Wars, which can be found in the Tunisian desert, as photographed by Rä di Martino.

Available to read and download for free here