Lucy Finchett-Maddock

Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex

Lucy’s work predominantly focuses on the intersection of property within law and resistance, interrogating the spatio-temporality and aesthetics of formal and informal laws, property (squatting and housing), commons and protest.  She is author of monograph ‘Protest, Property and the Commons:  Performances of Law and Resistance’ (Routledge, 2016).

Her work also looks to broader questions around the intersection of art and law, resistance, legal and illegal understandings of art, property, aesthetics and politics.  She is currently developing the ‘Art/Law Network‘ (in collaboration with Sussex’s Art and Law Research Cluster), where artists, activists, lawyers, practitioners and other such agitators can share their work and ideas, create art projects on law; law projects on art; collaborate on methodological and pedagogical approaches to law, through art; art, through law – and anything else in between.

Lucy uses the thermodynamic property ‘entropy’ a lot in her work, in relation to law, resistance, aesthetics which explains nonlinear and linear relations of time through understandings of complexity theory (see  ‘Seeing Red:  Entropy, Property and Resistance in the Summer Riots’, Law and Critique, 2012).

Lucy is also an artist and musician, see www.yeoldefinch.com, @yeoldefinch.

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