December 3, 2013
I just posted this on my research blog as part of my postgrad work. Thought it belonged here too. Over the past couple of years lecturers have circulated information about the Women’s Planning Network’s Rising Star Scholarship, which invites submissions of 3000 word essays addressing gender and urban planning in a Victorian/Melbourne context. This year, […]
November 30, 2013
From the essay ‘Walking’ by Henry David Thoreau … The wise man is restful, never restless or impatient. He each moment abides there where he is, as some walkers actually rest the whole body at each step. An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. I cannot walk well or pleasantly if I […]
November 20, 2013
Recently this improvised and modest ‘camp’ appeared on the steps of an empty building in Chermside where my bus stops on its in-bound journey along Gympie Road. It is a reminder that ‘suburban homelessness’, as something I have previously noted in this blog, is visible, pressing and present in suburban areas.
November 16, 2013
Today, in Stafford, I saw this homemade sign taped to a post … What will you say? What will you do?
November 16, 2013
In the heart of Aspley, at the intersection of Maundrell Tce and Albany Creek Road, is a large traffic island on which an overgrown and generally ignored copse of trees has flourished. Recently, the undergrowth has been cleared and some of the smaller trees removed, leaving a sparser cluster of trees. With the undergrowth removed, […]
November 15, 2013
I’ve just learned about ‘solutions journalism’ and see this as powerful process of engaging or initiating a public discussion. I first saw the term this morning on World Crunch which is running a series on Solutions Journalism that tackles one urgent issue each month, with articles from around the world that focus on innovative solutions. […]
November 9, 2013
Something interesting has emerged from my initial writing for Fieldworking – a unfolding of field, meaning and things. Two citations, in particular, point to this: Yann Calberac proposes “the field is no longer where one extracts data, but almost [always] a place where one produces meaning”. Francesco Careri’s work proposes “walking as an aesthetic tool […]