January 20, 2014
The other day John and I drove by Stafford City. John wondered whether the branding had changed. I couldn’t be sure, but I thought this centre had always been called Stafford City. Then it occurred to me that many shopping centres make references to urban forms that do not reflect the design or experience the […]
January 15, 2014
In writing I Spy … Scenes from micro-suburbia, we partly sought to highlight the ways in which domestic or private spaces spill into public, social and community experiences in sububan areas. We commented at the release of the booklet that we would continue to explore our locality and update it with interesting and notable practices […]
January 10, 2014
I quite liked this call for papers (RGS 2014 Conference) as it succinctly and thoughtfully – even carefully – captures some interleaving of design and care (as care). It’s in keeping with some of the terrain covered during the Long Time, No See? Project. The questions are particularly important for reflecting on the project’s trajectory […]
January 9, 2014
The Bristol-based public art organisation Situations has launched its new publication: The New Rules of Public Art. Here is a poster summary of the publication.
December 18, 2013
Together with John Armstrong, I have produced a pamphlet, I spy … scenes from micro-suburbia, as part of the Enabling Suburbs project. The pamphlet captures scenes from our sububan locality and endeavours to show some of the nuances and subtleties of suburban environments and life. While there has been a blossoming of engagement with DIY […]
December 16, 2013
During my visit to Christchurch this year, where I did some work towards Fieldworking, I met up with some friends and friends of friends to run an informal Long Time, No See? engagement. I’ve just received an email from one of the participants and have been working on my Fieldwriting text and this prompted me […]
December 13, 2013
Random googling this morning: Mattering Maps. An idea I’ve always liked. In Divisible Lands by Dominic Pettman, available as a interactive book, ebook and printed book. Umberto Eco’s The Book of Legendary Lands, an except is available online.