The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Chloe Barker

Research Associate (Public Engagement)

Background

Co-I Turning Fylingdales Inside Out: making practice visible at the UK’s ballistic missile early warning and space monitoring station - 2020-2023.

For this project my focus is developing ways to engage non specialist audiences in the archive material and raise questions regarding nuclear deterrence and its cultural legacy.

 

Before this project I worked closely with Michael Mulvihill (Co-I) on developing exhibitions making public for the first time materiality from the Fylingdales Archive. Before this, I have ten years of professional experience at cultural organisations; Turner Contemporary and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. I have an MRes in Exhibition Studies from Central Saint Martins UAL having originally studied BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design UAL.

 

Previous projects include: The Four Minute Warning Drawing Machine, The Unblinking Eye: 55 Years of Space operations on Fylingdales Moor, A British Guide to the End of the World BBC Four Arena. Public programmes: Caribbean Diaspora research symposium in association with Durham and Northumbria universities, What’s Left? A Century in Revolution 10 day public programme of live performance, screenings, exhibition and talks in partnership with Durham University School of Modern Languages & Cultures. Production for Artist commissions by Dr Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Dr Sandra Johnson. Curated exhibitions: Avant-garde Cinema (Marie Menken, Mary Ellen Bute, Marcel Duchamp and Len Lye), John Adams, David Haines and Ming Wong.

Research

 Public Programmes: Documenta 10 and 11 - 2014 -2016

 

Turning Fylingdales Inside Out: making practice visible at the UK’s ballistic missile early warning and space monitoring station - 2020-2023

 

Co - convener Military, War and Security Research Group