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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

What happens when a placeless place dies?

The National Post’s article “Canada’s strip malls crumble toward extinction” is a fascinating study in placelessness. As the article suggests, these strip malls, “a rectangular box surrounded by a sea … Continue reading

June 8, 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

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

“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

Our little corner of the world

Having injured myself gardening last weekend, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time at my house. Seems to be a good time as any to put together a couple images … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Consider “the local”

A couple weeks ago, I put together a funny tweet: And tonight, I’m considering a trip to my “local”, The Woolwich Arrow Pub, known to the locals simply as “The … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

implantation, delimitation, demarcation, tabulation, organization

“Territory is no doubt the geographical notion, but it’s first of all a judicio-political one: the area controlled by a certain kind of power. Field is a economico-judicial tradition traditional notion. … Continue reading

May 25, 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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