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The University of Southampton
Critical Practices Research Group


The work of the Critical Practices Research Group covers a wide range of activities, including exhibitions, publications and collaborative projects.

The cover of the Barthes/Burgin book


Exhibition of Roland Barthes and Victor Burgin at the John Hansard Gallery.

Sunil Manghani's diagram of the ecology of images

Image Studies

Towards an interdisciplinary approach to both making and writing the image.

Image with link to Andrew Carnie's Hybrid Bodies project

Hybrid Bodies

An artistic investigation into the experience of heart transplantation.

Image with link to Ian Dawson's Taplow House project

Taplow House

A compelling imagining of a housing estate before demolition.

Image from Zero Flat

Zero Flat

A new type of apartment for the chronically homeless people.

Still from Dev


Dev is a short film by Robert E. D’Souza, made in collaboration with Brussels based Pablo's Eye.

'Meditations' image

Situtations of Writing

Situations of Writing is an ongoing research project that seeks to work towards an expanded notion of writing as a practice.

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