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CONFERENCE | Design as caring in an urban world

January 10, 2014

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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 […]

PUBLICATION |I spy … scenes from micro-suburbia

December 18, 2013

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Together with John Armstrong, I have produced a pamphlet, I spy … scenes from micro-suburbia, as part of the Enabling Suburbs project. The pamphlet captures scenes from our sububan locality and endeavours to show some of the nuances and subtleties of suburban environments and life. While there has been a blossoming of engagement with DIY […]

QUOTE | The Walker’s Decalogue

November 30, 2013

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From the essay ‘Walking’ by Henry David Thoreau … The wise man is restful, never restless or impatient. He each moment abides there where he is, as some walkers actually rest the whole body at each step. An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. I cannot walk well or pleasantly if I […]

WRITING | Solutions Journalism

November 15, 2013

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I’ve just learned about ‘solutions journalism’ and see this as powerful process of engaging or initiating a public discussion. I first saw the term this morning on World Crunch which is running a series on Solutions Journalism that tackles one urgent issue each month, with articles from around the world that focus on innovative solutions. […]

FIELDWORKING | Hobart: Battery Point, MONA FOMA, GASP! & Port Arthur

October 28, 2013

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This walk is comprised of several walks and forays. Earlier this year, John and I ventured to Hobart for MONA FOMA. My intention when we head off was to document the experience of MONA FOMA for Fieldworking and to explore my experience of the festival as fieldwork and public art. However, as with most explorations, […]

WRITING | Questions and questioning

July 31, 2013

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I’m trying to order my thoughts about the Long Time, No See? project and experience, particularly the interrelated processes of writing and participation. At some point, I am will need to contribute to some writing and/or documentation that reveals the ‘research’ trajectory and the nature of the artistic inquiry. Interrogating this from time to time, […]

ENCOUNTERS| Ripples and waves

July 29, 2013

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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, […]

FABLE | Buildings and birds

May 11, 2013

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A busy mind is useless. This morning I decided to take a longer than usual bike ride to clear my head so that I can spend most of the weekend focusing on some pressing tasks. Having reached Lemke Road, I thought I could cycle along the Deagon Deviation bikeway, which I have not ridden yet; […]

FLOW | Sweetness and radiance

April 21, 2013

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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 […]

FIELDWORKING | Species of Spaces

April 15, 2013

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I was at the hospital today reading Species of Spaces by Georges Perec (full PDF online). It is both a work of writing space and a manual for doing so. Perec writes: Spaces have multiplied, been broken up and have diversified. There are spaces today of every kind and every size, for every use and […]