Carr, Chantel A. Dr

Associate Lecturer

  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2017 Maintenance and repair beyond the perimeter of the plant: linking industrial labour and the home
    Published in   Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
    2016 Geographies of making: rethinking materials and skills for volatile futures
    Published in   Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities
    2015 From incremental change to radical disjuncture: Rethinking everyday household sustainability practices as survival skills
    Published in   Annals of the Association of American Geographers

Research Overview


  • I am an interdisciplinary researcher, with a background in architecture and urban and environmental planning, and a PhD in geography. In my current research projects I bring together themes of labour, skill and the built environment, to understand how working lives are being impacted by environmental change. I am driven by an interest in what tasks and skills might be needed, adapted or resurrected in order to meet the emergent challenges of limited resources and more volatile environmental conditions.

    My ethnographic approach draws on 20 years of professional experience in engineering, technology and design roles, and I prefer to work 'alongside’ participants where possible. Conceptually, I look to feminist and postcapitalist perspectives that consider all forms of work as valuable. This includes work which is less visible, including that which takes place in the home and community, or outside of the bounds of the enterprise. My PhD was an ethnography of the paid and unpaid working lives of repair and maintenance trades workers at Australia's largest steelworks.

    Current research projects include the ARC DP ‘Governing Urban Energy Transitions’, examining energy transitions in the commercial office sector across Sydney and Melbourne (with Profs Pauline McGuirk and Robyn Dowling [Syd]). During my PhD I worked as a research assistant on the ARC DP ‘Making Less Space for Carbon’, examining everyday household life and responses to a climate changing world. I have also collaborated on an inter-disciplinary UOW Global Challenges project which looked at manufacturing futures for the Illawarra region.

Selected Publications


Full Name


  • Chantel Carr

Mailing Address


  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

    Building 41, Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2017 Maintenance and repair beyond the perimeter of the plant: linking industrial labour and the home
    Published in   Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
    2016 Geographies of making: rethinking materials and skills for volatile futures
    Published in   Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities
    2015 From incremental change to radical disjuncture: Rethinking everyday household sustainability practices as survival skills
    Published in   Annals of the Association of American Geographers

Research Overview


  • I am an interdisciplinary researcher, with a background in architecture and urban and environmental planning, and a PhD in geography. In my current research projects I bring together themes of labour, skill and the built environment, to understand how working lives are being impacted by environmental change. I am driven by an interest in what tasks and skills might be needed, adapted or resurrected in order to meet the emergent challenges of limited resources and more volatile environmental conditions.

    My ethnographic approach draws on 20 years of professional experience in engineering, technology and design roles, and I prefer to work 'alongside’ participants where possible. Conceptually, I look to feminist and postcapitalist perspectives that consider all forms of work as valuable. This includes work which is less visible, including that which takes place in the home and community, or outside of the bounds of the enterprise. My PhD was an ethnography of the paid and unpaid working lives of repair and maintenance trades workers at Australia's largest steelworks.

    Current research projects include the ARC DP ‘Governing Urban Energy Transitions’, examining energy transitions in the commercial office sector across Sydney and Melbourne (with Profs Pauline McGuirk and Robyn Dowling [Syd]). During my PhD I worked as a research assistant on the ARC DP ‘Making Less Space for Carbon’, examining everyday household life and responses to a climate changing world. I have also collaborated on an inter-disciplinary UOW Global Challenges project which looked at manufacturing futures for the Illawarra region.

Selected Publications


Full Name


  • Chantel Carr

Mailing Address


  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

    Building 41, Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia