Tag Archives: Performance

Sensing the city; artists, embodiment and urban space #4

This is my final post on the Sensing the City Salon. My colleague, artist and academic researcher Dani Abulhawa spoke about her recent performance work ‘Feint Lines’ as well as earlier performance work. These pieces focus on issues of play in public … Continue reading

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Sensing the city; artists, embodiment and urban space #2

My second post from the Sensing the City Salon focusses on Victoria Hunter’s presentation about her dance research work in the area of Raval in Barcelona, Spain. Where with a colleague Ana Moya Pellitero, she worked with a group of … Continue reading

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Sensing the city; artists, embodiment and urban space #1

I recently attended an event entitled Sensing the City Salon, at Coventry University, part of the research programme which is ‘Documenting and mapping the tempers of urban place (a practice-based case study of the city of Coventry)’, jointly led Warwick … Continue reading

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InspiralLondon Festival: re-imagining the built environment #1

This post kicks of a short series about InspiralLondon. This is an urban trail developed and led by artists, spiraling out from Kings Cross and ends at Gravesend, it enables the public to experience the city as one vast art … Continue reading

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The 4×4 series on place-making and the built environment: On Love

The second of the 4×4 series of discussions in Manchester on 11.5.16 of this year had the theme of Love – asking how does love impact on our understanding of the built environment. Mick Timpson is an architect and yoga … Continue reading

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Edge Hill station sound-place walk – investigating planning and movement practice

I’m part of a peer-to-peer sharing/learning network of artists/performers who meet in the North West, known as the Sunday School Network. In March we were hosted by Mary Pearson, whilst she is in residency at Metal’s space on Edge Hill station … Continue reading

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Waymarking’s recent studies enhance understanding of making maps #2

Continuing with the mapping and map-making theme of my previous post, here are a couple of maps for a potential development site from a student urban design project on the Stretford Road, in Trafford. The first is of roads and … Continue reading

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Waymarking’s recent studies enhance understanding of making maps #1

My recent studies are continuing to enhance my understanding and interest in mapping and mapmaking (see previous blog posts: June 2010, Jan 2012, July 2014). Following the urban design principles I’ve been taught on the MSC Urban Regeneration and Development … Continue reading

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Domestic: personal, social and intimate perspectives revealed

In early November I attended two pieces of work as part of the Domestic programme, from Word of Warning. The whole programme was sited in a block of flats in Hulme, Manchester. Field Test in Garageland by Alex Bradley and … Continue reading

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Communication between strangers; exploring 2D visual modelling to represent conceptual ideas

I recently had a stimulating conversation with artist Susanne Palzer, who’s based in Sheffield at Bloc Studios. During our conversation we were discussing issues around communication and information exchange in relation to our work. Following the meeting Susanne sent me … Continue reading

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