Category Archives: Experimental Geographies

Strip Appeal Bookwork Published!

I recently received copies of the bookwork – Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall – an outcome of the Strip Appeal design competition Rob Shields and I co-curated which is currently on exhibition at the Anderson Gallery in Buffalo, NY … Continue reading

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Strip Appeal – International Design Competition

As Postdoctoral Fellow at the City-Region Studies Centre I am currently curating an international design competition to re-imagine the strip mall. News about the competition recently made the front page of the Edmonton Journal where they covered a submission to … Continue reading

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Remotely Sensing Cape Farewell

I recently gave a presentation at the RGS-IBG annual conference where I creatively presented a series of  35mm slides from my dad’s 1972 mountaineering expedition to Cape Farewell, Greenland. I gave the presentation in a session entitled “Me, my self … Continue reading

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A Very Modern Ruin: St Peter’s Seminary

As part of my Strip Mall activities I am currently researching innovative strategies for the adaption and reuse of built forms which have fallen out of use. One excellent example I want to bring to your attention is the repurposing, … Continue reading

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The Aesthetics of the Strip Mall

I am currently researching the architecture and aesthetics of Strip Malls for the design competition I am launching in collaboration with the City-Region Studies Centre (see previous post for details). The design competition will ask for submissions to reinvent the … Continue reading

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Suburbia Interviewed

“The suburbs can go toward death – or life. We will have decay if we do the same old things. We need to reimagine a sustainable future. Car-centered development is going to kill us. We need to work for walkable … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Dead Birds: a Photographic Study by Andriko Lozowy

Andriko Lozowy, photographer and sociologist, recently took a series of photographs – Reflecting on Dead Birds – of the exhibition Fashioning Feathers…  that I recently curated at the FAB gallery, Edmonton. The photographs act as a virtual tour of the … Continue reading

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Documentation of Art-Geography Talk @ Glasgow Sculpture Studios

As promised here is the documentation of the talk given by Kate Foster at GSS giving examples of collaborative creative work on environmental change from art and geography (happened on June 23, 2011). In the talk Kate Foster invites responces … Continue reading

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Kate Foster Talks “Changeable Places” at Glasgow Sculpture Studios

I want to bring to your attention a presentation by environmental artist Kate Foster at Glasgow Sculpture Studios that I, and fellow geographer Hayden Lorimer,  will be contributing to on Thursday 23 June 1-2 pm (UK time) as we would appreciate your … Continue reading

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Sound Recording Tutorial from Wildlife Sound Recordist John Acorn

I thought I would share the first experimental attempts of John Acorn (University of Alberta) and I to find the best way to record a walking interview whilst also capturing the surrounding sound-environment. The following sound file acts as an … Continue reading

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