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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
Tagged AAG, Dubai, Expatriates, Global Cities, Home, Kennie Ting, London, Mobility, New Conceptions of Home for Young Mobile Persons in 6 Global Cities, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore
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In the last 12 months, I have travelled constantly and obsessively, attempting to re-capture moments from my past, and to experience new places and phenomena. During the same period, I have also restlessly shuttled between three cities that I called … Continue reading
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Marc Augé (1995), in his seminal book Non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity, sheds light on the concept of “non-places,” noting that: “[i]f a place can be defined as relational, historical and concerned with identity, then a space which … Continue reading
Tagged Doha, Dubai, Hamburg, Home, Home is a Non-place, London, Luxury Condominium, Marc Augé, Mobile Expatriates, New York, Non-place, Palm Jumeirah, Shanghai, Singapore, Travel & Mobility, Waterfront Developments
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Since my late teens, I have had an enduring fascination with the Middle East, particularly its art, architecture and urban landscape. Every year, I make a pilgrimage, of sorts, to Dubai. The intent is to see how it’s changed, while … Continue reading
Tagged Burj al-Arab, Burj al-Khalifa, Cities, Dubai, Dubai Coastline, Mirage, Persian Gulf, Surreal, The Middle East, Travel, Yacht