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Running + The City (My heart goes out to Boston)

Inspired by events in Boston yesterday, I wanted to share excerpts from a paper I presented at the 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. I’ve written and re-written this several times. … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

One Map, Three Narratives

Through selection, omission, framing, scale, orientation, naming and indexing, the author of the map presents a selective and distorted view of reality. This distortion is a key characteristic of maps. … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

One Journey, Five Improvisations

These itinerary maps are relics of journeys and experiences in space, enunciations of movement, appropriations and interpretations in which the subject/performer actualizes possibilities and interdictions. They are traces, or memories, … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Maps are LIES!

Things started out well this morning. My running partner, the voice in my iPhone, the one I’ve named “Rachel” knew exactly where I was and how quickly I was moving. … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

The new cartophobia

Day 2 of mapping my spatial practice. My ride up to work this morning: This is captured with my smartphone and RunKeeper (one of many services which provide a platform … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Maps: What is and what is not yet

aka: Further Adventures in Placemaking and Performing Place Continuing with my research on space and place, I’ve been considering the power of maps as rich and multi-layered representations of place, … Continue reading

July 3, 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

We’ll never be able to look at the wading pool the same way

“Chorus Two takes inspiration from the swaying and prayer known as davening that is performed by Jewish men during religious rituals. The music for Chorus Two is created and performed by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · 1 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

Food, Storytelling and Changing the World, part II: on common narratives and the power of maybe

A conversation or project focused on food presents a challenge for participants to consider where food comes from and the processes and stories involved in getting it from the ground … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

What’s all this?

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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