Tropical Geographies of Abundance

Tropical Geographies of Abundance

We presented a paper at the conference Tropics of the Imagination in Singapore last week, and took occasion to think through what kind of tropical imaginaries are generated by plants. We started by locating our work in Gadigal country, specifically in Marrickville,...
‘Green Asylum’ Charlotte Haywood

‘Green Asylum’ Charlotte Haywood

Last weekend I went to an artist talk by Charlotte Haywood to accompany her exhibition ‘Green Asylum’ at the Australian Design Centre. Charlotte is a tapestry weaver and for this exhibition she has made an enormous structural piece that remixes architectural forms...
Precarious Edges

Precarious Edges

This edge is a precarious one. The paperbarks, ironbarks and fig trees around Sydney Park are marked for demolition: WestConnex, the major toll motorway project planned by the NSW State government, advances. Nobody, including the government’s own modelling, is...

Ingold and Solnit

This week Mapping Edges co-facilitated the Composting Feminism reading group with Abby Mellick Lopes. We read Tim Ingold’s 2004 essay ‘Culture on the Ground: The World Perceived Through the Feet’ and ‘Rising and Falling: The Theorists of Bipedalism’, one of the essays...
Sydenham

Sydenham

Over the last fortnight I have been in residency at Frontyard with artists, geographers, musicians, architects and residents, researching the area proposed by the Inner West Council as the ‘Sydenham Creative Hub’. Council has proposed changes to the...

Hacking the Anthropocene

I recently attended a workshop on Survival, as part of ‘Hacking the Anthropocene‘. The event was located at the Canoe Club on the Cooks River, just near Tempe Sation: The River River Canoe Club of New South Wales. I walk past this club almost every day and...
Lismore

Lismore

In late March this year when ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie moved south and merged with a cold front moving up the north coast it triggered heavy rainfall in the Northern Rivers leading to significant flooding in the river town of Lismore. There are some amazing photos...
Designing with weeds

Designing with weeds

I am in Venice, and I am posting from a garden on the island of Giudecca. It is best described as a series of four gardens, each on the site of plots of land with their own plant history. These histories are layered through the current design, from the layout of old...

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