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UPDATE | What’s going on in there?

January 15, 2014

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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 […]

PAST | Reading the landscape

March 12, 2013

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I’m writing at the meeting point of a few writings and threads, including my current immersion in revising the workshop for Long Time, No See? for which I’m addressing the recognition of traditional owners and this has triggered some connections … Aspley is located in the traditional territories of the Turrbal people who occupied the […]

COMMUNITY | Thinking, Caring, Uncommon

March 3, 2013

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Ideas and practices of community are not only integral to my current project involvement with Long Time, No See? but also to my work more generally. I have an interest in the practice of community in terms of what that means for participation and the development of communities of change or communities of care. Here, […]

WALK | How people connect

April 9, 2012

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This weekend, I walked around my locality with a colleague and friend to discuss a creative project he is working on. The project involved an engagement with the social and cultural dimensions of localities like mine. And so, at my invitation, he visited and we walked and talked – the purpose of the walk was […]

MYTHBUSTING | #2 Whiter than white

February 2, 2012

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Recently I’ve started to note references to ‘ethnoburbs‘ and commentaries about the cultural diversity of suburban communities. The view of suburbs as culturally homogenous is gradually subsiding. I’ve written about suburban whiteness in other posts, partly reflecting on my own growing up in an unbearably white suburb and an education system that was a machine […]

TEXT | You Better Run to the City of Refuge

January 29, 2012

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An article written in 1995 for the 4ZZZ 15th anniversary magazine, Sounds Like a Jilted Generation, edited by Jane Doyle. Ideas about heterotopia, territory, community and politics.

WRITE | A journalism of the everyday

January 16, 2012

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In an interview, one of the founders of Cane Toad Times talks about using the magazine to develop a journalism of the everyday. (Cane Toad Times was a satirical magazine produced in Brisbane in the 1980s and there is an exhibition at the State Library.) A journalism of the everyday. It’s a rather poetic way […]