I am an urban and cultural geographer in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. My research explores the intersections of urban political ecology and environmental justice in the Anthropocene; the biopolitics of climate change; toxic landscapes and bodies; and planning in the 'more-than-human' city.
Shadow places and the processes of shadowingplaces is a key theme across many areas of my research. I am particularly interested in the entanglement of chemical and climate regimes in the Anthropocene; what it means to dwell in the shadows of extinction in cities; and how we might learn to think and live with shadow places in the re-composition of environmentally just, more-than-human common worlds.
Selected publications relevant to the Shadow Places network include:
Houston, D & Vasudevan, P 2018, Storytelling environmental justice: cultural studies approaches. in R Holifield, J Chakraborty & G Walker (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice.Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London ; New York, pp. 241-251.
de Lourdes Melo Zurita, M, Munro, PG & Houston, D 2018, 'Un-earthing the subterranean Anthropocene' Area, vol 50, no. 3, pp. 298-305.
Houston, D 2013, 'Crisis Is Where We Live: environmental Justice for the Anthropocene' Globalizations, vol 10, no. 3, pp. 439-450.
Houston, D 2013, 'Environmental Justice Storytelling: Angels and Isotopes at Yucca Mountain, Nevada' Antipode, vol 45, no. 2, pp. 417-435
Houston, D 2013, 'Junk into urban heritage: The Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas' Cultural Geographies, vol 20, no. 1, pp. 103-111