Jonathan Eldridge is an interdisciplinary writer and creative researcher exploring ecologically conscious ways of thinking about, valuing and interacting with urban places and spaces. He is interested in exploring people’s relationship to and with place, particularly in urban contexts. Jonathan has a BA in English Literature & Creative Writing from Lancaster University and an MA in Environmental Humanities from Bath Spa University. He writes poetry, prose, essays, autoethnography and other creative non-fiction pieces.
Jonathan’s practice looks at new ways of experiencing place through art and place-based conversations which allow unheard of or othered voices to shape how we think about, interact with and value place. He often examines the boundaries and borders between different places, and how these act as porous membranes through which information and bodies pass.
Jonathan is currently working on the Bath Challenge Project, exploring Bath’s creative ecology, developing a shared narrative for the Bath’s creative community, and understanding how the creative industries can play a more central role in the city’s post-pandemic renewal and recovery. Though writing is the main creative format he works with, Jonathan has also practiced (to varying degrees) photography, music (percussion) and physical theatre.