Born 1988 in Santa Monica, CA/USA.
Sasha Hildegard Engelmann is a is a London-based geographer and creative practitioner investigating the poetics and politics of air. She received her undergraduate degrees (2011) in earth science and English and French literature from Stanford University/USA, and her MPhil (2011–2013) and PhD (2013–2017) in geography and the environment from the University of Oxford/Great Britain.
Since completing her doctoral dissertation based on an ongoing collaboration with Studio Tomás Saraceno in Berlin/Germany, she has become an active member of the Aerocene community. More recently, together with designer Sophie Dyer she developed the artistic research project Open Weather which probes the noisy relationships between bodies, atmospheres and weather systems through experiments in amateur radio, open data and feminist tactics of sensing and séance. In 2019, she co-led the first GeoHumanities Summer School in Bude, Cornwall/Great Britain, investigating practices and ethics of listening in the shadow of a government surveillance station.
Her writing has been published in a variety of journals, new media, and print publications. Her book Sensing Art in the Atmosphere: Elemental Lures and Aerosolar Practices will be published by Routledge in 2020. She is currently a lecturer in GeoHumanities in the department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London/Great Britain, where she convenes the Landscape Surgery seminar series, and co-directs the GeoHumanities Creative Commissions program.