matthew gandy

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Geographer and urbanist
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction The word "cosmopolis" has appeared in various contexts: a Brussels-based research centre, a book by the planner Leonie Sandercock, and also a novel by Don DeLillo. For me the idea of "Cosmopolis" conjures up a sense of urban worlds in a state of flux; of creative possibilities waiting to be discovered.
Interests cities, cinema, art, landscape, nature, architecture, infrastructure, philosophy, botany, entomology, cartography, urban ecology
Favorite Movies Robert Altman, Andrea Arnold, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes, Claire Denis, Victor Erice, Werner Herzog, Nanni Moretti, Steve McQueen, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Eric Rohmer, Agnes Varda, Wong Kar Wei, Jia Zhangke
Favorite Music Bach, Beethoven, Britten, Anna Calvi, Thomas Fehlmann, P J Harvey, Kraftwerk, Mahler, Joni Mitchell, Arvo Pärt, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nina Simone, Mirel Wagner, Neil Young, Kaki King
Favorite Books Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, J.G. Ballard, Bruce Chatwin, Graham Greene, Vladimir Nabokov, W.G. Sebald, Virginia Woolf, Teju Cole