I’m a curator, writer and musician interested in utopianism, public art and ecology.

I work part-time for Loughborough University, where I am responsible for the University’s art collection and programme artistic events for students, staff and wider publics. 

My book, Rethinking Utopia: Place, Power, Affect, was published by Routledge in 2017. I’m also a member of the Out of the Woods collective. A collection of our essays was published as Hope Against Hope: Writings on Ecological Crisis by Common Notions in 2020.

I live in Nottingham, UK and can be contacted at dmbell85@gmail.com. I tweet @dmbutopia.

(I am not a Professor of Geography at the University of Leeds.)