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January 22, 2013


These days I am cycling for 15 to 20kms every other morning, sometimes extending my ride to 30km. My preferred route takes me along the highway then into suburban streets to the former university campus and beyond to Sandgate. Turning from Dorville Road onto the cycleway and into the bush, it’s easy to freewheel down […]

FIELDWORKING | Frameworks … Forward

December 17, 2012


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 […]

FIELDWORKING | The nomadic as method

December 6, 2012


I’ve been doing some more figuring for Fieldworking. I’m working towards an idea that the process is the work, so I have been investigating a few fieldwork tools. In the first instance, I need to be assured that the methodology will work for the kind of cultural geography that the project engages. At the moment, […]

PROJECT | Fieldworking

October 10, 2012


I’ve been considering how to best approach my Australia Council funded public art writing project. Up until recently it’s been called ‘the public art writing project’, which doesn’t have a ring about it. With inquiries following trajectories of topography and topology, and having investigated some of the current literature (as in my previous posts on […]

RESEARCH | Malcolm Miles on public art

September 19, 2012


I’m working in the State Library’s Asia Pacific Design Library on my public art writing project. I’m thinking I should name myself a writer in residence to move this project forward and to highlight the critically connected nature of this endeavour. I should but I probably won’t even though it makes sense to do so. […]

PROJECT | Public Art as Minor Architecture?

September 19, 2012


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 […]

GRANT | Cultural Writing on Public Art

July 25, 2012


I am very pleased to announce that I have received an Australia Council Visual Arts Board grant to undertake a year-long cultural writing project to develop a topographical and topological analysis of contemporary public art as an interdisciplinary practice and process. The project extends the inquiries of previous and current works Placing and Changescaping. In […]