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Laura Gonzalez

  • Lecturer (Research)
  • Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit
  • 7Followers
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Research interests

consumptionmaterial culturepsychoanalysisphotographyseduction

About

I am an artist and writer. My practice encompasses drawing, photography and sculpture, and my work has been exhibited in the UK, Spain and Portugal. I have participated in numerous conferences, including Research into Practice (2008), College Arts Association and the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (2007). When I am not following Freud, Lacan and Marx’s footsteps with my camera, I lecture postgraduate students at the Glasgow School of Art. I am currently immersed in an interdisciplinary project, which investigates psychoanalytic approaches to making and understanding objects of seduction within the fields of fine art, consumption studies and material culture. My research includes an examination of parallels between artistic and analytic practices, a study of Manolo Blahnik’s shoes as objects of desire, a disturbing encounter with Marcel Duchamp’s last work, and the creation of a psychoanalytically inspired Discourse of the Artefact, a framework enabling the circulation of questions and answers through a relational approach to works of art. I seek refuge and inspiration in psycho-geography, especially if it takes me to shopping centres, those mysterious places. My latest published work is a chapter in Managing Creativity: Exploring the Paradox (Cambridge University Press) in which I explore why a lemon squeezer that does not work came to be one of Alessi's best selling products.

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Professional experience

Lecturer (Research)

The Glasgow School of Art

July 2005 - Present

Education

PhD

Sheffield Hallam University

October 2005 - Present