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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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Exploring Makeshift Productions of Urban Space #2

Following on from the previous blog… Tonkiss outlines how these alternative productions of urban space* are not just about making do for the time being, their ‘rigged up’-ness is an integral component of their existence, these projects are pragmatic: they … Continue reading

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Exploring Makeshift Productions of Urban Space #1

During the Urban and Planning Theory reading I’ve been doing recently, I’ve been taken with Fran Tonkiss’s concept ‘The Makeshift City’*. She writes about alternative productions of urban space, where communities and sometimes professionals are attempting to make the city … 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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Desired Futures – can art provide practical/aesthetic solutions to social, political and environmental problems? #2

As part of my presentation I called upon artists and the arts world to step up to the challenge of engaging more strongly in civic society, very much as Vikki Heywood quoted in Matthew Taylor’s Blog did in Oct 2013, when … Continue reading

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Desired Futures – can art provide practical/aesthetic solutions to social, political and environmental problems? #1

I was recently asked to speak at the Desired Futures Symposium #8 hosted by Mima and Platform Arts, held at Darlington Library. My fellow presenters were artist Neil Bromwich (part of the artist duo Walker and Bromwich) and deputy director of Grizedale … Continue reading

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