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CONFERENCE | Design as caring in an urban world

January 10, 2014


I quite liked this call for papers (RGS 2014 Conference) as it succinctly and thoughtfully – even carefully – captures some interleaving of design and care (as care). It’s in keeping with some of the terrain covered during the Long Time, No See? Project. The questions are particularly important for reflecting on the project’s trajectory […]

ENCOUNTERS| Ripples and waves

July 29, 2013


I’d like to be able to say that my silence on this blog is attributable to being extremely productive and focused. With an opening sentence like that, it’s clearly not the case. My work on various projects has been grinding and slow. The writing has been painful, forced and terse. And recently, while out cycling, […]

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. […]

HACK | Openness

September 29, 2011


After my recent attendance at the Open Government Data Conference, I’ve been looking at some mash-ups and data hacks. One that I am finding particularly useful is Suburban Trends created by Alejandro Metke and Michael Henderson. This mash-up combines publicly available online resources of the Australia Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Criminology, the NSW […]

SYMPOSIUM | Healthy, sustainable suburbs

September 22, 2011


Earlier this week, I attended an AHURI symposium on the the topic of ‘Healthy, Sustainable Suburbs’ which presented new research on issues of housing, greyfield redevelopment, health and household behaviour. I could only stay for the first presentation by Professor Peter Newton, who presented research exploring a new development model for housing regeneration in greyfield […]