MALCOLM MILES BA (Hons), PhD
Malcolm Miles is Professor of Cultural Theory in the School of Architecture,
Design & Environment at the University of Plymouth, UK. He co-chairs
the Culture-Theory-Space research group; supervises doctoral research
between critical theory and contemporary culture and urbanism; contributes
to doctoral workshops on research methods in the arts; and carries
out research for publication.
His main research interest is in the development of critical theories
of culture and society since the mid twentieth century, in relation
to contemporary art and urban change. Within this are questions
around the extent to which the utopian content of modernism can
be salvaged; the need to develop critical theory in a period of
global cultures; and the cross-currents of a post-socialist Eastern
Europe. He retains a long-term interest in questions of pictorial
space and the insights on art offered by psychoanalytic as well
as political approaches.
Among recent publications is Herbert
Marcuse: An aesthetics of liberation, London, Pluto, 2011
Other books include: Urban Utopias: the built and social architectures
of alternative settlements, London, Routledge, 2008; Cities
& Cultures, London, Routledge, 2007; and Urban Avant-Gardes:
art, architecture and change, London, Routledge, 2004. He has
contributed to academic journals including Third Text, Cultural
Geographies, Urban Studies, The Journal of Social Research, and
Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie.
Malcolm lives in Totnes, Devon, and supports the Green Party.