© Tracey M Benson 2017

It is some weeks ago that we travelled along the West Coast of Norway on the Hurtigruten. We started in Bergen and ended up in Tromsø. The journey took five days and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip. The landscape is nothing short of spectacular and it was a feast for the eyes. […]

Jamtli, The Överhogdal Tapestries, http://www.jamtli.com/english/8826.the_overhogdal_tapestries.html

Most people who read my blog know that I love symbols and ancient knowledge and that I am also quite obsessed by how different kinds of ancient knowledge informs our understanding of the world. Examples of projects include my obsession with the Wyrd symbol as well as collaborative works, in particular Exchanging breath : Way […]

Rune stones from Sawtell

I am quite a bit slower with my year in review post, unlike last’s year post which I managed to publish before the end of 2015. If 2015 was a big year then 2016 was quite overwhelming – to the extent that I have been very low-key so far this year – with the exception […]

Documentation "Words for Water Stage 4.2", Huatoki Plaza, SCANZ2015, New Plymouth © Tracey Benson 2015

As I sit quietly sipping my morning coffee, I am contemplating the year that has just blown past – 2015. Without doubt it was a big year, with lots of travel, projects and collaborations. Many of the projects I have worked on are also long-term and ongoing, so I am thinking that 2016 will also be […]

Layers of the city

The last week has been quite incredible. Who would have imagined that by bringing together a mix of artists, academics and writers for a week would result in a fully formed book? I am still wrapping my head around what we have achieved. Although I am seriously sleep deprived, my brain is still buzzing with […]

Originally posted on Geokult Travel:
My journey to Christchurch to work on a book project is my first time travelling to the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. Although I have been to NZ a few times over the last decade, I have never ventured any further south than the region of Taranaki. Christchurch, as many…

Locating Emerging Media

Bit excited to announce that early next year a new text book will be coming out about emerging media, with a chapter from moi about remote communities and the communications divide. Review: “This volume is at the crest of a new wave within media studies. The approach of the authors is imaginative and carefully considered. […]