Alexia Mellor

Alexia Mellor is a PhD Researcher at Newcastle University and an interdisciplinary artist who uses playful and participatory strategies to investigate local responses to global issues. She asks questions around how we understand our sense of place in an increasingly globalized and digitally mediated landscape, and how appropriating aspects of ‘global’ culture might be repurposed to shed new light on the ‘local’. Her investigations include subverting aspects of global capitalist culture to new ends, the impact of new technologies upon how we conceptualise place and our roles in it, and how complex ‘wicked problems’ might be addressed at the local level. (Updated 2016)