Matthew Gandy is a geographer, urbanist, and cultural critic.
He was born in Islington, North London, and is Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge. He previously taught at University College London where he was Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory. He has also been a visiting professor at several universities including Columbia University, New York; Humboldt University, Berlin; Technical University, Berlin; UCLA; and UdK, Berlin. He has published widely on urban and environmental themes including the prize-winning books Concrete and clay: reworking nature in New York City (2002) and The fabric of space: water, modernity, and the urban imagination (2014).
His film criticism includes essays on Antonioni, Haynes, Herzog, Pasolini, and Teshigahara. He directed and produced the documentary Liquid City (2007), which was premiered in Mumbai and shown at the London Documentary Film Festival.
Natura Urbana is his second film.
Sandra Jasper is a postdoctoral fellow and research associate in Geography at the University of Cambridge who has published a range of essays on feminist theory, soundscapes, and urban nature.
She is currently completing her first monograph on the experimental spaces of West Berlin.
Writer & Director
Director of Photography
Sound Designer & Re-recording Mixer
Additonal Sound Recording
Moritz van Gunsteren
University of Cambridge