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 […]

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 […]

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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.

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ESSAY | Gender, Work & Planning Melbourne

December 3, 2013


I just posted this on my research blog as part of my postgrad work. Thought it belonged here too. Over the past couple of years lecturers have circulated information about the Women’s Planning Network’s Rising Star Scholarship, which invites submissions of 3000 word essays addressing gender and urban planning in a Victorian/Melbourne context. This year, […]

Posted in: gender, planning, research

QUOTE | The Walker’s Decalogue

November 30, 2013


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 […]

Posted in: walking, writing