Co-director of CSNI & Professor
Andrew Dewdney is a research professor at London South Bank University whose current research is focused upon the intersections of art, media and technology. He is currently coauthoring a book upon how the discourses of art, media and technology play out in the contemporary art museum. From 2007 until 2010 he was the principal investigator of a major national AHRC funded project in collaboration with Tate Britain entitled Tate Encounters: Britshness and Visual Cultures. In 2014 he collaborated with Tate and The Royal College of Art on an AHRC funded research project looking at Cultural Value and the Digital in the Museum. He is an advisory board member for the peer-reviewed journals Photographies and Philosophy of Photography. He is a member of the board of trustees of Culture24. He has written, presented and published widely within media and communications and museology.
Dewdney’s research is characterized by a recurrent interest in projects that combine theory and practice in contexts which are orientated to knowledge production as an active part of the practices of everyday life. In his co-authored book, Post Critical Museology: Theory and Practice in the Art Museum. (2013) London, Routledge he developed a method for collaborative, embedded and transdisciplinary research which was orientated to organizational problem solving in the cultural sector.
A sustained research interest is in how our culture represents itself and how representation responds to changes in the post-colonial and post-digital world, focusing upon how cultural value and meaning is produced by media communication. A continuous thread of interest, within this concern to articulate the politics of cultural value has been upon the uses of the photographic image within media and visual art systems and the impact of digital technology from the mid 1990s. This work is represented in a co-authored student textbook, The Digital Media Handbook (2014) Second Edition. London, Routledge.