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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 […]

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 […]

READ | The Agency of Mapping

February 27, 2013

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The implications of a world derived more from cultural invention that from a pre-formed ‘nature’ have barely begun to be explored, let along accepted, at the level of cartographic practice. I have settled into reading James Corner’s essay in Mappings, edited by Denis Cosgrove (1999). Corner examines the ‘agency of mapping’, discussing ‘the exploratory inventiveness […]

FIELDWORKING | Frameworks … Forward

December 17, 2012

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I was going to do a summer semester, but life got strange and energies flagged, so I withdrew, having already pulled a bundle of books out of the library. The subject for the semester is Research Methods. I have always loved research, especially fieldwork and qualitative research. We rely on the past, the familiar, the […]

MAP | Maps as Art

June 23, 2010

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Departing from a community forum to discuss the planning framework for Brisbane’s inner city, I encounter a work by Rebecca Ross occupying the windowed street frontage of The Wandering Room on a busy South Brisbane street. It’s an exhibition space for the perambulator, the browser or the passerby. In Landscape of Preoccupations, Ross has drawn […]