Tom Western


University College London


Tom Western is Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography at UCL, working on creative citizenships and migratory activisms.

A musician and sound recordist, Tom tries to combine sonic creativities and political engagement.

He is a core team member of the Syrian and Greek Youth Forum (SGYF) – an international activism movement. Together they have developed methods of creative activism: using culture as a tool of political participation, highlighting connections and shared histories, finding commonalities, and remaking the city. With his colleagues in SGYF, Tom runs the Active Citizens Sound Archive, which makes audible these politics and citizenship practices.