Victoria J E Jones “Spaces of Paused Mobility: A Geography of Waiting Rooms”

In Students by General Account

In a consumer society where wants and needs may be instantly fulfilled, waiting for anything seems increasingly like an anachronism. And yet whether in relation to flows of people or things, or the work of bureaucracies, spaces of waiting proliferate and are integral to how our society of connections and circulations functions. The study examines how the practice of waiting is embodied, with a particular focus on the experiences of astronauts waiting for space travel. It will attempt to move forward conceptualisations of waiting as an interruption, towards considering waiting as a form of affective-sensorial-material feeling. It is intended that the study will have impact within and outside the mobilities literature.


Publications (selected)
Jones, V. J. E. (2020) Timescapes of waiting: spaces of stasis, delay and deferral. Social & Cultural Geography, DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2020.1736890

Jones, V. J. E. (2017) Smell the City: A Participatory Art Installation. In: Henshaw, V. Medway, D. McClean, K, Perkins, C. Warnaby, G (eds) Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques And Challenges, Routledge: New York. pp. 9-18.

Conference Papers
Jones, V. J. E. 2019. Moments of Collective Delight: A Paper of Two Halves Plus Extra Time. Presented at: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London. 28 August 2019.

Brigstocke, J and Jones, V. J. E. 2018. Harena: Sand, Suspension, and Aesthetics. Presented at: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference Cardiff University, Cardiff. 31 August 2018.

Jones, V. J. E. 2015. In Search of Vibrant Matter: A Polar Exploration. Presented at: Third Annual Land2/ PLaCE , International Postgraduate Event Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art & Design, Dundee. 30 January 2015.

Jones, V. J. E. 2014 Smell The City a Participatory Narrative: or Eight Lumps of Lard Down the Pub. Presented at: Design Practices and Principles. University of British Colombia, Vancouver. 16 January 2014.

Commissions (selected)
2018. Creating Earth Futures Commission, Geo-Humanities Department, Royal Holloway University, Leverhulme funded.