Tag Archives: Leeds

Musings and reflections on Leeds city centre – housing, consumerism and ‘narrowing the gap’ #2

In my last post, I made the connection between my 2011 collaborative drawing project Dwelling: a visual gazetteer, which included my own drawing of Skyline Apartments on Duke Street, and the new Victoria Gate shopping centre on Eastgate/Duke Street, sited … Continue reading

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Musings and reflections on Leeds city centre – housing, consumerism and ‘narrowing the gap’ #1

One of the reasons for writing this blog is to help me make connections between the apparently disparate aspects of my practice, so I can reflect them and develop new ideas and approaches to my work. This space for reflection … Continue reading

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Learning map-making using GIS software: some socio-cultural analyses of Leeds

Just sharing some more of my learning from the MSC in Urban Regeneration and Development*. One of the first courses I undertook last Oct 2014, was entitled Monitoring and Analysis of Spatial Policy. This course taught how to create accurate … Continue reading

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Citizens for Change, Leeds – exploring the relationship between the artist and the activist #2

I’ve been exploring the use of sociograms as a way to represent the relationships between participants and relationships between myself and participants in a recent project of mine. I like how they can describe communication channels, spheres of influence, strong … Continue reading

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Citizens for Change, Leeds – exploring the relationship between the artist and activist #1

For the last year, I’ve been working on a project that is helping me explore the relationship between being an artist and being a social activist. I’m interested in understanding the drives, processes, outcomes, what is in common and what … Continue reading

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On Bradford Community University’s – co-producing knowledge for change #2

Continuing my post topic of last week, the academics and community activists working together on the Bradford Community University project entitled: Co-producing knowledge for change, describe how those taking part ‘have to learn and question ourselves if co-production is to … Continue reading

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On Bradford Community University’s – co-producing knowledge for change #1

I recently read an interesting article on http://www.opendemocracy.net. Written by Jenny Pearce, she outlined a project at Bradford Community University which ‘aimed at exploring what emerges when academics and community participants try to learn from each other’. The article acknowledges … Continue reading

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