Petra Tjitske Kalshoven
Petra Tjitske is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology based in the School of Social Sciences at The University of Manchester. Petra Tjitske’s research draws on insights from materiality, performance, ecological and museum anthropology and focuses on skilled manifestations of human curiosity and play. She is the author of Crafting ‘the Indian’: Knowledge, Desire, and Play in Indianist Reenactment (Berghahn Books, 2012). With The Beam, she pursues her interest in human expertise and the skilled and persuasive ways in which people seek to engage specific materials and landscapes. Read more about Petra Tjitske
Special Nuclear Materials – those fissile isotopes from which spring all the promise and the peril in the ‘nuclear’
‘Mimesis in Action: Nuclear decommissioning as conceptual playground for societal and ecological future making’ is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council
Petra reflects on the workshops held to invigorate the discussion of possible end-states for the Sellafield site by the year 2140.