Dominic Walker

Grand Challenges Week

2nd June 2014:


Facilitator for the 'Edward Snowden - whistleblowing and national security' challenge. A wide range of teaching and learning activities here. These include guest lectures, SWOT analysis, red-teaming exercises, cross-referencing exercises, video conferencing, the production of a pre-designated output (such as a podcast, an open letter to the UK government of some other pre-determined output), and the production of a LinkedIn profile to aid in the development of the students’ employability skills.


1st September 2016:

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016

Paper entitled 'Disrupting the nexus: Tales from the Office of Experiments', presented as part of the 'Beyond interdisciplinarity: Situating practice in the art-geography nexus (3): Politics of collaboration: working the art-geography nexus as generative encounter' session, Royal Geographical Society, London, 30th August-2nd September 2016.

29th March 2016:

AAG Annual International Conference 2016

Presentation titled 'Community Place-making and Beyond: Spatial practices and Critical Art Ensemble'. Given as part of the 'Creative Place-making and Beyond' session, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 29th March-2nd April 2016.

4th September 2015:

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015

Presentation titled 'Instituting the Postnatural: Conceptions of an Anthropocene'. Given as part of the 'Geo-aesthetics in an Anthropocenic World' session which I also co-convened, University of Exeter, 1st-4th September 2015.

3rd September 2015:

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015

Invited presentation, titled 'Atomic Age Rodents: in search of the first animals of the Anthropocene'. Given as part of the 'Future Fossils' session, University of Exeter, 1st-4th September 2015. Accompanying prologue to this presentation was published in the online journal Society and Space, a supplement of the Environment and Planning D: Society and Space journal.

21st May 2015:

Guest lecture at the Center for PostNatural History

Invited lecture, titled 'Space, process and practice: where geographers and artists meet'. Given to an invited audience at the Center for PostNatural History in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 21st May 2015.

14th April 2014:

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2014

Presentation of a theme emanating from my research under the title of 'Placing the monstrous archive: Art, curation and the processes of experimentation', and the chairing of a session entitled 'Historical and Political Geographies' at the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference, University of Loughborough, 14th-15th April 2014.

8th November 2013:

Annual ESRC-funded SWDTC Conference 2013

I presented a talk entitled 'Experimental Archives: A New Art-Science Area for Geography?' and answered associated questions emanating from the talk.

Geography Department Writing Mentor Programme

27th January 2014:


Giving guidance to undergraduate students throughout Semester 2 on marked pieces of coursework to suggest ways to improve writing style, structure and approach for future assignments.

Visiting Researcher, at Neal White and Tina O’Connell in association with Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp

1st July 2015:

I researched current and defunct artist-led institutions, groups and collaborations around research areas of deep time, technology, and diamonds for an upcoming exhibition in November 2015. Methods included interviews, research networks, online resources, archives, and fieldwork on-site in London and Antwerp. The project - titled 'Sites of Excavation and Construction' - was part of the '9 Events' series, and a collaboration with artists Neal White and Tina O'Connell, and Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp. It ran from November 2015 to January 2016.

Visiting PostNatural Fellow, Center for PostNatural History, Pittsburgh

13th April 2015:

Provided assistance with PostNatural staff in archiving, researching, outreach and event-hosting activities, as well as engaging with visitors during open hours and First Friday gallery walks. Whilst there, I conducted focus groups and interviews, and concluded my two-month stay presenting an invited lecture and Q & A evening on-site.

Research Assistant, ‘The 2013/14 Winter Floods and Policy Change: The dynamics of change in the aftermath of major crises’, University of Exeter

1st July 2014:

My role involved contributing to data collection and fieldwork for the project. Visits to residents’ homes across the Somerset Levels for interview were common, along with transcription, note-taking and participant observation throughout this four-month stint.

Resident at the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University

13th April 2015:

The Studio residency offered a chance to engage with members of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art, and discuss their work, my work, and assist in the marking of assignments at an end-of-term exhibition of works.

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Stage 2

20th November 2013:

LTHE Stage 2 course

Completed the LTHE Stage 2 course at the University of Exeter in November 2013

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Stage 1

17th September 2013:

LTHE Stage 1 course

Completed the LTHE Stage 1 course at the University of Exeter in September 2013.

Higher Education Academy

11th July 2014:

Associate Fellowship

Associate Fellowship was awarded to me in July 2014 by the Higher Education Academy for the certification of learning and teaching of a required standard in a higher education environment. The assessment was performed by an independent assessor after a peer-review process had been carried out, and included:


- being observed on & observing teaching sessions
- a full and detailed portfolio of teaching and learning occasions from a minimum amount of teaching time
- an awareness, understanding and demonstration of pedagogic methods
- a demonstration of and thorough engagement with the five Areas of Activity, six areas of Core Knowledge and four Professional Values through teaching sessions and activities
- meeting the guidelines for the UK Professional Standards Framework

Graduate School Skills Workshops

17th December 2015:

Nambio Away Day

Presentation titled 'Running with Atomic Age Rodents'. Given as part of the University of Exeter's Nature, Materialities and Biopolitics research group away day, X-Centre, Exeter, 17 December 2015.

Postgraduate Representative for 2014-15

1st September 2014:

Postgraduate representative for human geography for the academic year 2015-16, voicing concerns shared by the postgraduate community during departmental and college-level meetings and health and safety meetings. I also co-organised induction events for 2015-16 postgraduate starters.