October 9, 2014


PROLOGUE: Straight, Forward ASPLEY, AU: Along Little Cabbage Tree Creek CHRISTCHURCH, NZ: SCAPE 7 Public Art Biennial EPILOGUE —oOo— The encounters documented and described in Fieldworking tell us something about the tendencies, often invisible, that are respectively inflected in the rebuild of Christchurch and the lived experience of suburbia, something of the habitus or structured/ing […]

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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 […]

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TALK | Naming the Shopping Centre

January 20, 2014


The other day John and I drove by Stafford City. John wondered whether the branding had changed. I couldn’t be sure, but I thought this centre had always been called Stafford City. Then it occurred to me that many shopping centres make references to urban forms that do not reflect the design or experience the […]

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UPDATE | What’s going on in there?

January 15, 2014


In writing I Spy … Scenes from micro-suburbia, we partly sought to highlight the ways in which domestic or private spaces spill into public, social and community experiences in sububan areas. We commented at the release of the booklet that we would continue to explore our locality and update it with interesting and notable practices […]

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 […]

PUBLICATION | The New Rules of Public Art

January 9, 2014


The Bristol-based public art organisation Situations has launched its new publication: The New Rules of Public Art. Here is a poster summary of the publication.

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PUBLICATION |I spy … scenes from micro-suburbia

December 18, 2013


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 […]