Sasha Engelmann

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

London, United Kingdom


2020, 2021

Akademie Schloss Solitude - Sasha Engelmann

Born 1988 in Santa Monica/USA.

Sasha Hildegard Engelmann is a geographer, researcher and artist exploring and initiating collective encounters with weather, atmosphere, and the elements. She received her undergraduate degrees (2011) in earth systems science and English literature from Stanford University/USA, and her MA (2011–2013) and PhD (2013–2017) in geography and environment from the University of Oxford/UK.

Since completing her doctoral dissertation based on a three-year collaboration with Studio Tomás Saraceno in Berlin/Germany, she has become an active member of the Aerocene community. More recently, she developed a body of work exploring the embodiment of weather forecasting through amateur radio, which includes a series of performances and workshops called Satellite Séances.

In 2019, she co-led the first GeoHumanities Summer School in Bude/UK, investigating practices and ethics of listening in the shadow of a government surveillance station.

Her writing has been published in a variety of journals, news media, and print publications. Her book Nomadic Encounters in Geography, Art and the Elements 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/UK, where she convenes the Landscape Surgery seminar series and co-directs the GeoHumanities Creative Commissions program.

Akademie Schloss Solitude - Sasha Engelmann