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Don’t forget the intangibles!

“Slated for completion by the spring of 2013 this project will result in a comprehensive inventory and database of our tangible cultural assets (facilities, organizations, people, public art, built heritage, … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Sensual, The Powerful, The Playful

This essay explores theories, ideas and conversations of “place”. This work comes as a result of my immersion into scholarly writing by spatial and cultural theorists, as well as spatial … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Study in Placefulness

“To experience is to learn; it means acting on the given and creating out of the given. The given cannot be known in itself. What can be known is a … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Placeful is Playful

“In this open interactional space there are always connections yet to be made juxtapositions yet to flower into interactions (or not, for not all potential connections have to be established), … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

No, Guelph Does Not Need a Costco or an IKEA (my letter to city council)

Two tweets in the past 24 hours got me ruffled my feathers and got me in a tizzy: After multi-threaded conversations around both issues, I channeled my inner Guy Debord … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

“It’s about our place in the environment, and our relationships within it”

This past week, I attended the University of Guelph’s Accessibility Conference. This conference was one in an increasingly long line of intersections/points of rupture between my work life and my academic … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Does this place sound good to you?

Consider light. Consider colour. Consider climate. Consider altitude. Consider arrangement. In The Power of Place, author Winifred Gallagher challenges the reader to consider  the impact of the physical environment has … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Creative ReUse: NYC Highline

“Sometimes it’s better when there are a lot of problems with the space, like old buildings or usage issues. You often find the real beauty in the work-around solutions.” — … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Place: The Garden

“The city or the land is viewed as mother, and it nourishes.” – Yi-Fu Tuan, Space and Place. I spent most of yesterday getting the garden set up for the … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Food, Storytelling and Changing the World, part III: on community engaged scholarship

My participation in Storytelling to Change the World was invaluable as experience in community-engaged scholarship. Having lived, studied and worked in this community for almost two decades, and as a … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

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I've created this site to document and share research and activities related to my Masters of Arts program. It's partially a blog, partially a journal, partially whatever you want it to be. Feel free to have a good look around at what I'm reading, seeing, writing and thinking about. I'd love to see/hear your comments.

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