Category Archives: Spotlight

Spotlighting artists, artworks and exhibitions

Where is Fort McMurray?

I recently accompanied a friend (and fellow social researcher) Andriko Lozowy on a trip to Ft McMurray to help him set up an exhibition of photographic work – Where is Ft McMurray? – that he and his collaborators are presenting … Continue reading

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Starling Flight Dance Out-Dazzles Christmas Lights

I have been sorting through some family archives while at home in Aberdeen, Scotland. Below is a clip of footage taken by my Dad (Jim Patchett, a retired BBC News Cameraman) of a flight of starlings outshining the Christmas lights … Continue reading

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Urban Explorers: Quests for Myth, Mystery and Meaning

Urban Explorers, Quests for Myth, Mystery and Meaning by Bradley L. Garrett is a video article that has just been released in the journal Geography Compass (Volume 4, Issue 10, pages 1448–1461, October 2010). Urban Explorers: Quests for Myth, Mystery … Continue reading

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UNDERCURRENTS: EXPERIMENTAL ECOSYSTEMS IN RECENT ART

Our planet faces unprecedented change. If we continue on our current path, by the end of this century, or earlier, our environment will be in a state that modern humans have never experienced. In parts of the world, supplies of … Continue reading

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Bask in the Limelight Courtesy of Sans façon

      Sans façon, a collaborative art practice between British artist, Tristan Surtees, and French architect, Charles Blanc, are currently touring their public light installation: Limelight: Saturday Night. The work was chosen to form part of a series of works … Continue reading

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Sounding Underground

I am currently doing research on creative and radical mapping projects for a workshop I am planning to hold in Edmonton: “Off the Grid: Exploring Creative Cartographies”. The workshop will have a session on the theme of “Mapping Sound and Sounding … Continue reading

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The Non-Productive Role of the Artist: The Creative Industries in Canada

Essential reading for anyone interested in (or worried about) the rise of the ‘creative industries’ in Canada: “The Non-Productive Role of the Artist: The Creative Industries in Canada” by Marc James Lger Abstract The televised parliamentary leaders’ debate of 2008 … Continue reading

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Call for Contributors

To make this blog a thoroughly geographical affair I would like to invite contributors and contributions from people living elsewhere than Edmonton, Alberta (my current address). Contributions could take the form of simple ‘shout outs’ on exciting events/exhibitions/conferences happening internationally … Continue reading

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