Doctor Alison Barnes

Doctor Alison Barnes

Senior Lecturer, Design,



  • PhD Chelsea School of Art
  • MA Chelsea School of Art
  • BA (Hons Class 1) The Nottingham Trent University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Design




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  • Barnes, A. (2019), 'Creative Representations of Place', : Routledge 9781138061828.

Chapters in Books

  • Barnes, A. (2019), 'Geo/graphic design', Non-Representational Theory and the Creative Arts, Palgrave Macmillan 9789811357480.
  • Barnes, A. (2013), 'Food and cultural identity in the London borough of Hackney', The London Reader 2: London: City of Transformations?, London Symposium on behalf of Academic Conferences 9780957363113.

Journal Articles

  • Barnes, A. (2022), '[In Press] 'Ooh it were mucky' : mapping memories of New Basford, Nottingham', Cultural Geographies, .
  • Barnes, A. (2022), '[In Press] Kissing the badge : club crests or corporate logos?', Soccer and Society, .
  • Barnes, A. and Barnes, A. (2017), 'Telling stories : the role of graphic design and branding in the creation of 'authenticity' within food packaging', International Journal of Food Design, vol 2, no 2 , pp 183 - 202.
  • Pink, S., Catanzaro, M., Sandbach, K., Barnes, A., Barnes, A., Mcneill, J., Gusheh, M., Scotece, E. and Catanzaro, C. (2015), 'Making and sharing the commons : reimagaining 'the West' as Riverlands, Sydney through a dialogue between design and ethnography', Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, vol 9, no 2 .
  • Barnes, A. (2013), 'Geo/graphic design : the liminal space of the page', Geographical Review, vol 103, no 2 , pp 164 - 176.
  • Barnes, A. (2012), 'Repositioning the graphic designer as researcher', Iridescent, vol 2, no 1 .
  • Barnes, A. (2012), 'Thinking geo/graphically : the interdisciplinary space between graphic design and cultural geography', Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, vol 2, no 3 , pp 69 - 84.
  • Barnes, A. (2007), 'Geo/graphic mapping', Cultural Geographies, vol 14, no 1 , pp 139 - 147.

Conference Papers

  • Harland, R. and Barnes, A. (2022), 'Food's urban graphic heritage in Walthamstow', Design Research Society. Conference, Bilbao, Spain.
  • Pan, H., Harland, R. and Barnes, A. (2022), 'Framing multimodal discourses about place as graphic landscaping', International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference, Hong Kong, China.


  • 2009, 'Hackney Conversations ; Type Cast II'
  • 2009, 'Type Cast & Secrets Map'

Previous Projects

Title: Sensing 'home' in Greater Western Sydney. A sensory ethnographic study of the relationship between migrants' material and imaginative home-making practices
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Alison Barnes and Emma Power
Years: 2014-09-16 - 2015-03-02
ID: P00022344

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