Category Archives: Spatial Encounters

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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Unbuilding Detroit

In Unbuilding Detroit, a Falling Tree production for BBC radio 4, producer Eleanor McDowall explores how abandoned buildings and structures, and entropic processes of decomposition and decay, are providing the materials for artists to re-imagine Detroit. Unfortunately it’s no longer available … Continue reading

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Understanding the Creative City Through New Digital Mapping Technologies

Human geographer Dr. Chris Brennan-Horley is visiting Edmonton next week and is giving a presentation at the City-Region Study Centre entitled: Where is creativity in the city? Understanding the creative city through new digital mapping technologies   Chris Brennan-Horley asks us to … Continue reading

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Becoming Geographer-Artist…

Although unfortunately unable to attend in person, slide-shows documenting 2 creative projects I have instigated and collaboratively created and curated are being shown in a session entitled “Geographer- artists: creative practice as research tool?” at the annual meeting of the … Continue reading

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Terrible Karma’s Insertion into the Glossy World of Western Canada Fashion Week

As I mentioned in an earlier post the collaborative audio-visual work  – Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – created by Adeola Enigbokan and myself was being shown at Western Canada Fashion week’s official after party Splash! last … Continue reading

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Documentation of Terrible Karma: U-Haul truck as Mobile Exhibition Space

Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a mobile audio-visual installation exploring the global reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire (in which 146 garment workers, mostly young immagrent women, were killed) on its 100th anniversary: March 25th 2011. … Continue reading

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Experimental Geography in Practice!

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Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

This week I am travelling to the city of New York to premier the audio-visual installation Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire that has been created and curated by Adeola Enigbokan and myself. Terrible Karma is a mobile audio-visual … Continue reading

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