Tara Page

Tara Page is an artist research teacher who researches the entanglements of practice with pedagogy, specifically the making and learning of place and belonging underpinned by new materialist theories. Her forthcoming book, Placemaking: Art, Practice Pedagogy will be published by Edinburgh University Press. She also wrote on the ways in which practice with theory can enable social and educational change: Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms (with A. Hickey-Moody, 2016, Rowman and Littlefield) and Teaching Learning with Matter (2018, Arts). Tara is the Academic Director for International Development and Academic Partnerships at Goldsmiths University of London.


Through individual and collaborative embodied poetic practice, Page enables the capturing, learning and sharing of hidden, subtle ways of knowing and learning place.

Coleman, Page & Palmer brought together feminist academics and artists to examine the relevance and productiveness of the new materialist methods in doing and/or making research. Here, they reflect on the contents of this Focus Issue of MAI.


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Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
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