Tag Archives: Dubai

“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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Dream Of A City 2011… Spring (春)

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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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Journeyings and Visitations II – Unstable Places

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Over the holiday weekend, I had the opportunity to reflect upon time, upon travel, and on my journeying this past year. What I discovered was that I am often struck by places of instability and ambiguity, in which the past … Continue reading

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Home is a Non-place

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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

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The Middle East… and Dubai الشرق الاوسط … و دبي

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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

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