Research-based, creative nonfiction monograph on the psychologies of space in the present and future
Charlie Squire (evilfemale.com) is an artist and writer living in Berlin. Charlie is the author of the blog evil female (evilfemale.substack.com), a best-selling publication that takes a critical theory-based approach to contemporary culture and rhetoric, and has written for publications including i-D, DAZED, The Dry River, and more. Originally from New England, Charlie holds a B.A. in History, Studio Art, and Media & Film Studies from Skidmore College and an M.A. in Critical and Cultural Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. Charlie enjoys the writings of John Berger, good public transportation, Charles Mingus’s 1959 album Mingus Ah Um, the smell of bergamot, post-structuralism, Agnes Varda films, lavender lemonade, hanging out with their cat, linen trousers, and laughing loudly.
My project explores “geography” as a concept from a physical, political, and philosophical standpoint. Where do spaces begin and end? How are we shaped by the landscapes that surround us, and how do we in turn shape landscapes? Cities, digital spaces, and rural environments all hold the ability to empower and subsume individuals by way of weather and wealth and policy and politics. Through this project, I hope to combine the personal perspectives of people living in a variety of environments with a research-based inquest into the historiography of geography, beginning in Berlin with Alexander von Humboldt and continuing into the fields of Marxist geography and digital geography. Along the way, I’ll be conducting an autoethnography of my own experience as a CIRCE fellow and what it means to move through the world pursuing a publicly-funded creative project.