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LOCAL | Moreton Bay Figs

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, […]

EXPLORE | Reserved

July 8, 2013


It was a glorious sun drenched winter’s day yesterday with a bright blue sky. My partner John and I decided to spend the day cycling and exploring more of our locality. There are a few paths and places that we wanted to investigate leading in to a proposed community based and collaborative project we hope […]

WALK | Taking a hike

June 8, 2013


Yesterday, the Enabling Suburbs team – architect Jason Haigh, planner Ben Iser, my partner John and I – undertook a local walk with artist Mandy Ridley. Mandy is working on a public artwork that is part of a new stretch of cycleway running along and across Cabbage Tree Creek. As we knew Mandy through a […]

FLOW | Sweetness and radiance

April 21, 2013


A bike ride to Sandgate market this morning in the bracing autumn cool as the sun slowly pulls at long shadows; returning with a jar of locally produced honey as well as a surprise for John. Buying the honey was a quiet laconic moment. Ambling along the line of stalls and not really looking at […]

PAST | Reading the landscape

March 12, 2013


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 […]

CHANGE | Would you like a tatt with that?

June 10, 2012


I’ve been noting some of the changes in Aspley, trying to get a sense of how larger scale economic shifts impact at the local level. The locality is marked by a split in the centre – the traditional suburban centre and a shopping mall. Over the past couple of years there’s been a churn of […]