The Earth in Vision Team
Joe Smith was at the time of the project Professor of Environment and Society in the Geography department of The Open University, and his research there focused on environmental history, policy and politics. Since May 2018 Joe has been Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). He has designed and facilitated numerous seminars for environment specialists and senior media decision makers since the mid 1990s, and advised on over 30 hours of BBC broadcasting. Joe led two AHRC funded projects: ‘Earth in Vision’ (50 years of environment in broadcasting) and ‘Stories of Change’ (opening up the public conversation about energy transitions). He is also a Director of Smith of Derby, a 165-year-old public clock-making company.
George Revill is Senior Lecturer in cultural geography at The Open University. His writing concerns geographies of music, sound and landscape. He is Co-Investigator for the AHRC-funded project ‘Earth in Vision: pathfinding in digital broadcast environmental archives’, and Principal Investigator for the AHRC funded project ‘Listening to Climate Change: experiments with sonic democracy’.
Kim Hammond is a cultural geographer who has managed and researched on a number of AHRC-funded projects based in the Department of Geography at The Open University, including: ‘Stories of Change’ and ‘Earth in Vision’. She is currently working on a project led by George Revill: ‘Listening to Climate Change’. Kim brings to these projects expertise and knowledge gained from her first career as an environmental scientist and her more recent engagement with the cultural dimensions of environmental change. She has published both as a scientist and a cultural geographer. She led the ‘Earth in Vision’ multimedia ebook team, and is author of the David Attenborough ebook.
Chris Bonfiglioli works in many areas including: New Media, Mixed Media Art, Public Health, Healthy Communities, Creative Play, Rethinking Waste, Videography and Creative Education.
He is currently New Media Consultant on two Open University Projects; Sounding Wells and Norfolk Living Dunes. This involves promotion, communication, creative production and education. In addition, he is assisting with the facilitation of the project workshops.
He worked on the Open University Sounding Coastal Change and Stories of Change projects providing pedagogical and technical support as well as digital media consultancy work.
His photographic work has won competitions and been exhibited in Geneva. He aims to challenge the construction of people as unhappy victims and place them actively within social and ecological contexts. He has worked in Public Health Management with Oxfam and MSF in several countries.
He also runs a small media business.