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Everyday we learn more and more about our world through the eyes of others: representations in art, books videos and social media posts. So to what extent can we rely on these representations to construct meanings about the world? And what meanings might be hidden within or beyond an image video or story?

In this video, we team up with Dr Ruth Slatter and Dr Mary Kelly to explore these important questions in human geography. We discover how geographers read representations, deconstruct representations and even go beyond representations to build a rich understanding of the world.


Written and developed by: Ruth Slatter, Mary Kelly, Rob Parker, Harriet Ridley, Tim Parker, Emily Bilbie, Jenny Adams, Katie Dobbie

Special thanks to Marigold Costumes for designing and providing 18th Century outfits worn in this video.