Dr Rhian Scott
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Rhian Scott has a PhD in Geography from the University of Oxford (2020) and a Master’s in Geography from the University of Birmingham (2015). Rhian joined King’s in 2021 on a ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP).
Her current project explores different models of studio provision, and what they stand to offer as a response to the crisis of affordability in London. Her specific focus is the Creative Land Trust, which was recently established by the Greater London Authority to secure long term, affordable space for creatives. This research uses qualitative interviews and co-creative workshops to better understand this new model. Rhian is working closely with Professor Phil Hubbard and Dr Luke Dickens to deliver the project. Further information about the project and UKRI funding.
- Cultural geographies of precarity
- Urban transformations
- Cultural economies, creativity and the city
- Creative workspace provision
Rhian’s past work focused on the spatiotemporal manifestations of urban precarity in artists’ studios. Taking the growing precariousness of affordable studios to be symptomatic and expressive of London’s broader political economy, it posed critical questions about the ways in which precarity is made present to the artist at work in their studio.
- Scott, R (2022) Artists’ workspace consultation report. Available at: https://creativelandtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/KCL_ArtistsWorkspaceConsultationReport_June2022.pdf
- Scott, R., Dickens, L., and Hubbard, P (forthcoming) Affordable studio space as cultural infrastructure: land trusts and the future of creative cities, in Bain, A., and Podmore, J (eds), The cultural infrastructure of cities, Agenda Publishing Limited: Newcastle upon Tyne, Chapter 8.