Hard to Follow Things: Natural Gas
Invited Contribution / Original Writing / Shortform

Hard to Follow Things: Natural Gas

  @Followthethings has just published a short post I recently wrote on the methodological challenges of following natural gas. You can check it out on their blog at: https://followtheblog.org/2017/08/21/guest-post-hard-to-follow-things-natural-gas-by-peter-forman/ While you are at it, why not check out Ian and his students’ work on their other website, http://www.followthethings.com? Continue reading

Dobraszczyk et al. (2016) ‘Global Undergrounds: Exploring cities within’
Book Review / Original Writing

Dobraszczyk et al. (2016) ‘Global Undergrounds: Exploring cities within’

This book review was written on behalf of the RGS-IBG Urban Geographies Research Group, and is reproduced here with their permission. For more book reviews, and for an overview of their current work, please go to: http://urban-geography.org.uk/ Title: “Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within.” Editors: Dobraszczyk, P., López Galviz, C., & Garrett, L. Year of Publication: 2016, … Continue reading

New Release: Hughes, S. & Forman, P. (2017) “A Material Politics of Citizenship”
Original Writing / Shoutout

New Release: Hughes, S. & Forman, P. (2017) “A Material Politics of Citizenship”

Our article for Citizenship Studies is finally out in early access! Entitled ‘A Material Politics of Citizenship: The potential of circulating materials in UK immigration removal centres’, this paper forms part of a special issue edited by Gaja Maestri & Sarah Hughes on contested spaces of citizenship. In this article, we explore the ways in … Continue reading

Governing Gas: Energy, Security, Circulation
Original Writing

Governing Gas: Energy, Security, Circulation

Thesis submitted December 2016. Abstract below. Natural gas is a troublesome and ‘wayward’ material (Bridge, 2004; 396). Amongst other qualities, it is invisible, intangible, naturally odorless, highly inflammable, and constantly resistant to the forces that contain it. This thesis provides an account of how these qualities both introduce a series of insecurities to everyday social … Continue reading

Undergraduate Guide: Reflections from the Other Side
Original Writing / PDFs

Undergraduate Guide: Reflections from the Other Side

Please click on the link below to download the short guide that I have recently put together from the tutorial blog posts I have written over the last couple of years for first year human geography undergraduates. The guide provides a series of reflections upon some of the things that I wish I had known or done differently when I … Continue reading

SHORT: The Frost on the Pipe
Original Writing / Shortform

SHORT: The Frost on the Pipe

There are no fish in Chile’s Quintero Bay. According to local fishermen, the water in this part of the Pacific Ocean is extremely toxic, polluted with high concentrations of mercury and copper tailings. It also exhibits a dramatic and life-extinguishing thermocline, caused by industrial processes that deposit both heated and chilled seawater back into the … Continue reading