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FIELDWORKING | Aspley: Along Little Cabbage Tree Creek

October 29, 2013

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PROLOGUE: Straight, Forward ASPLEY, AU: Along Little Cabbage Tree Creek CHRISTCHURCH, NZ: SCAPE 7 Public Art Biennial EPILOGUE —oOo— A walk through my suburb of Aspley and surrounds. In part, I hoped to develop my experience of this place and discover different ways of being here. I was aware from my regular walking and cycling […]

FIELDWORKING | Hobart: Battery Point, MONA FOMA, GASP! & Port Arthur

October 28, 2013

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This walk is comprised of several walks and forays. Earlier this year, John and I ventured to Hobart for MONA FOMA. My intention when we head off was to document the experience of MONA FOMA for Fieldworking and to explore my experience of the festival as fieldwork and public art. However, as with most explorations, […]

READ | Christchurch in Transition: Two Books

October 9, 2013

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I hope Christchurch will …, comment on a community blackboard I returned from Christchurch with two new books in my luggage: SCAPE 7 Public Art Biennial Guide/Reader and Christchurch: The Transitional City Pt IV. These works provide valuable insights into the transitory and tactical dimensions of urban culture and adaptation, marking out territory at the […]

FIELDWORKING | Christchurch: SCAPE 7 Public Art Biennial

October 8, 2013

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PROLOGUE: Straight, Forward ASPLEY, AU: Along Little Cabbage Tree Creek CHRISTCHURCH, NZ: SCAPE 7 Public Art Biennial EPILOGUE —oOo— View from the Physics Room, Cnr Tuam and High Streets. Photo: JM John Armstrong Walking around a city that has endured a major disaster is an especially strange and unsettling experience. With 70% of the buildings […]

MATHS | Graph Theory

September 14, 2013

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The local newsagent is sometimes surprising when, buried in the cheap remaindered books, a completely unexpected title appears. Today, it was a book titled From Tube Maps to Neural Networks: The theory of graphs by Claudi Alsina. I’d never heard of graph theory – though it’s not surprising that such a theory exists. Graph theory […]

SCAN | Architecture Fiction

May 5, 2013

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I’ve just been writing a project proposal. Now taking a break before turning to the next thing on the ‘to do’ list, which turns out to be another proposal. I often learn something out of the questions my proposals attempt to ask or respond to. For both the proposals which need to be completed today, […]

PROJECT | Public Art as Minor Architecture?

September 19, 2012

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I’ve been trying to develop an interesting methodology so that my public art writing project has relevance and potency. As part of my research, I found some references to Jill Stoner’s Toward a Minor Architecture, a book that seems relevant to questions of public art. My central thought here was whether I might frame public […]