Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Tina Richardson

Lecturer in Art, Design and Cultural History

Room 2.05, Clothworkers South

Office hours: By Appointment

PhD, MA (Hons), BA (Hons)

Dr. Tina Richardson is a cultural theorist and psychogeographer who specialises in: postmodernity, aesthetics, subjectivity and psychoanalytic theory, space and power, the city, poststructural theory, semiology and popular culture.



Books and Book Chapters

‘Hey You: Subjectivity and the Ideological/Repressive State Apparatuses in Pink Floyd’s The Wall‘, Pink Floyd: A Multi-Disciplinary Understanding of a Global Music Brand, eds. Chris Hart, Routledge [upcoming 2019]

‘Psy(co)motion: Anti-Production and Détournement in Affective Musical Cartographies’, Non-representational Theory and the Creative Arts, eds. Candice Boyd and Christian Edwardes, Bloomsbury Academic: London [upcoming 2019]

‘Creating a Situation in the City: Embodied Spaces, Intertextual Sites and the Act of Crossing Boundaries’, The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication, eds. Zlatan Krajina and Deborah Stevenson, London and New York: Routledge [upcoming 2018]

Walking Inside Out: Contemporary British Psychogeography, ed. Tina Richardson (London: Rowman and Littlefield International) 2015.

Academic Journal Articles

Hiding the Bodies: Socio-Geographic Repression in Higher Educational Space’, Space and Culture (online first: 5 Jan 2018).

Assembling the Assemblage: Developing Schizocartography in Support of an Urban Semiology’, Humanities, 6,3 (2017), 47.

A Schizocartography of the University of Leeds: Cognitively Mapping the Campus’, disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, 23, 1 (2014), 140-162.

‘A Schizocartography of a Redbrick’, Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and Extraurban Studies, 1, 1 (2011), 119-128.

‘Using Schizocartography as a Method of Critiquing the ‘University of Excellence”, Reimagining the University, 1, 1 (2011), 12-21.

‘Book Review: Urban Space as a Medium for Democracy’, Parallax, 17, 3 (2011), 113-115.

‘Introducing Schizocartography: Challenging Anti-Production – Schizocartography as Method and Practice’, Society of Cartographers Bulletin, 44 (2010), 31-38.

For editorships please see under ‘External Appointments’

Research Interests

  • Material and visual culture
  • Ideology, myth and subjectivity
  • Aesthetics and affect
  • Situationism and the spectacle
  • Capital and neo-Marxism
  • Space, power and knowledge
  • Brutalist architecture
  • Cartography and vernacular mapping
  • Campus topography



Research Methods 1 (module leader/lecturer)

Research Methods 2 (module leader/lecturer)

Cultural Research Methods 1 & 2 (module leader/lecturer)

BA Dissertation Supervision

Design History (seminar tutor)


Material Culture and Mass Consumption (module leader/lecturer)

BA Dissertation Supervision

MA Dissertation Supervision



  • Richardson T (2015) Walking Inside Out Contemporary British Psychogeography. Rowman & Littlefield International.

Journal articles

Research Projects & Grants

PhD Thesis – Arts and Humanities Research Council (2009-2014)

Research Centres & Groups

Leeds Psychogeography Research Group Leader 2009-2013

External Appointments

Editor: Walking Inside Out: Contemporary British Psychogeography. London: Rowman and Littlefield International (2015).
Co-editor: Parallax: Contours of Learning: On Spivak (Taylor and Francis), Volume 17, Issue 3 (2011)
Co-editor: Parallax: Enthusiasm (Taylor and Francis), Volume 17, Issue 2 (2011).
Associate editor: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and Extraurban Studies, Volume 1, Issue 2 (2011).
Associate editor: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and Extraurban Studies, Volume 1, Issue 3 (2011).

PhD Thesis

The Unseen University: A Schizocartography of the Redbrick University Campus‘ (2014 University of Leeds)

This thesis examined the influence of neoliberal education policies, post World War II, and how they affected the formation of campus space. By critiquing the concept of ‘excellence’, and offering a discourse analysis of university texts (digital and hard copy), the thesis looked at how the impact of growth took place on the ground. The research concentrated on the sixties campus development at the University of Leeds – undertaken by the architects and master planners Chamberlin, Powell and Bon – but also looked at how the campus has been used in alternative ways since that time, suggesting that campus users often look at the space in which they work and play in ways that are counter to those suggested by the well-travelled paths.





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