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QUOTE | Roberta Mock on walking in the suburbs

July 10, 2014


“I am from ‘the suburbs’ and, if there’s on thing that’s rather noticeable in autobiographical accounts of walking, it’s that walking tends to occur in either rural or urban environments rather than in the hinterlands between the two. There may be a reason for this, art-historically speaking, beyond the dearth of permissible routes through a […]

EXTRACT | Long Time, No See? Christchurch

December 16, 2013


During my visit to Christchurch this year, where I did some work towards Fieldworking, I met up with some friends and friends of friends to run an informal Long Time, No See? engagement. I’ve just received an email from one of the participants and have been working on my Fieldwriting text and this prompted me […]

READING | Words and Books for today

December 13, 2013


Random googling this morning: Mattering Maps. An idea I’ve always liked. In Divisible Lands by Dominic Pettman, available as a interactive book, ebook and printed book. Umberto Eco’s The Book of Legendary Lands, an except is available online.

RESEARCH | Territories & Pathways

March 7, 2013


Here are some extracts from research completed for Aboriginal and Cultural Heritage Assessments produced last year. Over a few projects, I endeavoured to consider the interweave of geography and history with a view to recognising that sites alone are not representative of the Aboriginal view of land and culture. In fact, I think a focus […]

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 […]

ACTIVISM | Taking it to the suburbs

April 24, 2012


While out walking in Aspley, John and I found this trio of Kony 2012 images stenciled across the footpath. The previous day, we noticed Kony 2012 posters in Sandgate. It’s not often that any kind of global activism plays out in suburban areas. I’ve seen the odd political poster and graffiti tagging but this is […]

TURN | Words and potency

March 29, 2012


I was going to say that it’s been an interesting couple of weeks, but really it’s always interesting. This current couple of weeks just had a few connection and pause points with particular potency, with the Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement masterclass, a roundtable on social design, a seminar on data art and the built […]