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Dr Francisco Calafate-Faria

Dr Francisco Calafate-Faria

calafatf@lsbu.ac.uk

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I work in the field of urban studies within the disciplines of sociology, geography, and criminology. My doctoral thesis is based on fieldwork with urban recyclers conducted in Curitiba, Brazil. Since completing my PhD I have conducted academic, community, evaluative, and consultancy research on the politics of waste disposal, urban verticality, night workers of the London Underground, performance art festivals, arts, and education engagement projects, and radio in prisons. I teach sociology, criminology, political ecology, urban geography, qualitative research methods and higher education skills at LSBU, Birkbeck and Goldsmiths.

My wide research and evaluation experience includes the design, management, and delivery of projects on processes of urban change, politics of urban waste, National Prison Radio, arts engagement projects, London Borough of Culture, art education, performance art festivals, municipal cultural policy, art in public spaces, night workers at the London Underground.

Courses taught

BSc (Hons) Sociology 2022/23

Sociology (Criminology) 2022/23

Politics and International Relations - BA (Hons)

PhD

Goldsmiths, University of London

2009
2014

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Trash Talk Unpicking the deadlock around urban waste and regeneration
Calafate-Faria, F. (2022). Trash Talk Unpicking the deadlock around urban waste and regeneration. The Sociological Review Magazine. https://doi.org/10.51428/tsr.qejx3132

‘Making space for waste: Fractal re-production of unsustainable environments
Calafate-Faria, F. (2019). ‘Making space for waste: Fractal re-production of unsustainable environments. in: Watson, S. (ed.) Spatial Justice in the City Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).

Multi-Sensory Ethnography and Vertical Urban Transformation: Ascending the Peckham Skyline’. Social & Cultural Geography
Calafate-Faria, F., Jackson, E. and Benson, M. (2019). Multi-Sensory Ethnography and Vertical Urban Transformation: Ascending the Peckham Skyline’. Social & Cultural Geography. Social & Cultural Geography. 22 (4), pp. 501-522. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2019.1597152

Marginal attachment and countercycling in the age of recycling
Calafate-Faria, F. (2018). Marginal attachment and countercycling in the age of recycling. in: Lancione, M (ed.) Rethinking Life at the Margins: The Assemblage of Contexts, Subjects, and Politics Routledge.