Monthly Archives: March 2012

“There’s No Place Like Home” – New Conceptions of Home for Young Mobile Persons in 6 Global Cities

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I interrupt my New Urban Precincts series to say that I have finally uploaded my presentation at the recent Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in New York on 28th Feb on Slideshare, complete with (re-enacted) audio.  I’m not that … Continue reading

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New Urban Precincts II – Moganshan Art District, Shanghai (上海莫干山艺术区)

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I was in Shanghai visiting my brother and sister-in-law last Summer and I stayed with them in a delightful (but very badly restored) traditional courtyard property.  Each time I go to Shanghai, I am amazed and disillusioned in equal part … Continue reading

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New Urban Precincts I – Deptford, SE London

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I’m fascinated by gentrification and by the creation of new urban and creative precincts through the rejuvenation of historical or post-industrial spaces. In this next series of posts, I will present photo-journals of at least half a dozen of these … Continue reading

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Home is the Cat (or the Dog)

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Ok, I know this is descending into schmaltz (and I have been rather schmaltzy lately on my topic of home and domesticity), but I assure you there’s some serious thinking here, particularly towards the end.  After much deliberation, I am … Continue reading

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Jam and Scones, or the Art of Home-making

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Don’t let the apparent perfection fool you.  The scone and jam in the picture are actually home-made, in my kitchen (despite the Fortnum & Mason’s logo saying otherwise)! Over the weekend, just before my stint at the AAG Conference, I … Continue reading

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