We are a collective of Guerrilla Geography activists, teachers, therapists, academics and artists. We’ve come together to encourage (young) people to see and think about our world in new ways. We make books, websites, events, interventions, explorations and more. This short presentation by Daniel Raven-Ellison at the National Geographic Society will give you a good feel for what we are about. If you are interested in joining us click here.
Email us: Daniel@TheGeographyCollective.co.uk
Some of us are…
Daniel Raven-Ellison is a geography activist, urban explorer and educator. He is a full time guerrilla geographer and in 2007 he started URBAN EARTH, a project to (re)present some of the greatest cities on the planet and has since walked across (taking a photograph every 8 steps) Mexico City, Mumbai, London and other cities. Daniel taught geography for six years and has consulted, filmed and written for a range of books (including this one and this one) and TV programmes. He lives with his wife and young son in Northfields, London.
Tom Morgan-Jones draws with a dip pen and publishes satirical games without one. His work crops up in all manner of places from the outsides and insides of children’s books, magazines, newspapers, apps and National Galleries, to the backs of buses, the tops of cakes, the sides of milk cartons and stadiums, and all over his board games.
Alan Parkinson is a teacher, former Geographical Association Curriculum leader, Curriculum maker, author, consultant, iPhone addict, photographer and explorer.
Kye Askins is an accidental geographer – after travelling the globe, working in homeless shelters, mental health and community composting, she realised that her passion regarding social justice is the central fodder of geography, and found a happy home at Northumbria University.
Juliet Robertson is an education consultant who likes getting children and adults outside. Her current mission is to ensure that all her teaching activities make at least one person go “Ooh! Aah! Or Ugh!” The rest of the time, Juliet advises schools, local authorities and national organisations about outdoor learning. This has included ghost-writing documents and providing more than 150 training sessions for teachers during the past 2 years. On weekend nights she write her blog “I’m a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!” in front of the TV.
Tony Cassidy is a geographer and teacher labelled as a ‘maverick’ due to eccentric and creative practice. He rarely travels outside Nottinghamshire as “it’s scary out there”… His achievements include once coming third in the district final of three-legged race at primary school and achieving the gold arrow in the Cub Scouts, since then it’s been downhill…
Emily Nash is a Human Geography student at Queen Mary University in East London. Emily has been working with young people and their environments since she was fourteen, creating a green magazine for teenagers and co-founding a youth sustainability group. She also enjoys knitting, postcards, and jelly beans.
Richard Allaway ran away from the UK 5 years ago, in a camper van. He chose France for a life of teaching Geography in better weather supping fine wines. He has since sold the van, had two fantastic children with a lovely wife, become a bit of a Geography geek and got a job in Switzerland.
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