Matthew Gandy is Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge and an award-winning documentary film maker.  His research interests span landscape, infrastructure, urban biodiversity, and visual methodologies.  His essays on cinematic landscapes include works by Michelangelo Antonioni, Todd Haynes, Werner Herzog, and Hiroshi Teshigahara.  He has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York; the University of California, Los Angeles; the Technical University, Berlin; the Humboldt University, Berlin; the University of the Arts, Berlin; and the Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study.  His books include Concrete and clay: reworking nature in New York City (The MIT Press, 2002), Hydropolis: Wasser und die Stadt der Moderne (Campus, 2006, co-editor), Urban constellations (jovis, 2011, editor), The fabric of space: water, modernity, and the urban imagination (The MIT Press, 2014), The acoustic city (jovis, 2014, co-editor), Moth (Reaktion, 2016), The botanical city (jovis, 2020, co-editor), and Natura urbana: ecological constellations in urban space (The MIT Press, 2022).  He is currently writing a book on urban refugia.

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