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Nathaniel Télémaque

Contact

Nathaniel-Telemaque.jpgNathaniel Telemaque

PhD Researcher

Email: Nathaniel.telemaque.14@ucl.ac.uk

Website: https://pesovisuals.com/

Department of Geography
University College London
Room 214, Second Floor
North-West Wing
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

 

Research

Thesis (Working Title): Everyday Things: Visualising Black British Millennial Experiences On The White City Estate

 

This project visualises the experiences of a kinship group of Black millennials living on the White City Estate in Shepherds Bush, West London. The project will combine two methodologies. The first is an archival focused work, aimed at recovering the estate’s former imperial and colonial site, particularly the Great White City Exhibition (1908) but also more recent histories of the estate.  The second is a form of co-produced photographic research undertaken with Black millennials (aged 23 to 32) currently living on the White City estate. Depictions of Black millennial experiences are rarely seen in British academic research. Inspired by the work of ‘everyday’ urban essays created by photographers in post-war America such as Roy Decarava and the examinations of British landscapes by Black British photographers including Ingrid Pollard, my practice-related research will facilitate site-specific dialogues focused on archival visualisations associated with the estate and Black millennial experiences.

 

 

Biography

Qualifications

MPhil/PhD in Geography (Practice-Related) University College London September 2019 - September 2022

MSc Urban Studies, Department of Geography.  Awarded Merit of achievement University College London September 2014 - September 2015

BA in Criminology with Sociology. Awarded 1st Class Honours Middlesex University September 2010 - May 2013

Academic Appointments

Bartlett School of Architecture University College London – Module Tutor Ma Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, January 2021 – June 2021

University of London and The Institute of Historical Research  –  Senate House Library Archival Researcher/Intern: Layers Of London, October 2018 – March 2019

University of Southampton/Queen Mary University – Research Assistant “Religion, migration and entrepreneurship: The impact of transnational Pentecostalism on migrant entrepreneurship in the UK”, July 2018 – December 2019

City University New York - Research Assistant: “Underneath the Arches: Spaces of Infrastructure and the Post-Industrial Imaginary” June 2018 – August 2018

St Lawrence University of New York’s London (Autumn Programme)  – Ad-hoc Guest Lecturer in Urban Geography and Global Studies November 2014 – November 2016

Audio & Visual Works

Hostilities: Estates – Universities , Commissioned by Break//Line June 2020: https://breakline.studio/projects/hostilities-estates-universities

Pesolife Art Collective Sounds Like Harlesden March 2020, Commissioned by Slanguages as part of Creative Multilingualism:

https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/blog/exploring-multilingualism/sounds-harlesden-audio-visual-essay

Teaching, Conferences & Public Engagements

Bartlett School of Architecture University College London – Historical/Contemporary Bloomsbury Guided Tour: Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies BSc

Bartlett School of Architecture University College London – 101 Photography Toolkit Studio Based Workshops/Online Workshops, Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies BSc, February 2020/October 2020

Brent2020 London Borough of Cultures – Workshop Facilitator, Youth Mentor & Photographer, February 2020 – December 2020

Layers Of London Historical and Contemporary Bloomsbury Guided Walks Series. January 2019 – March 2019

Layers Of London Historical and Contemporary Bloomsbury Guided Walks Series. October 2018 – January 2019

Everyday Things, ­Conference Paper – Anticipating Black Futures Symposium – May 2019