1. amiddlet50

    Ghost walks, palimpsest, psychogeography

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    (cc) Julian Kucklict on Flick

    As a printmaker I was/am (?) obsessed with the subject of urban ‘witnesses’, Tinsley viaduct and the cooling towers outside Sheffield being a particular favourite subject for me. I painted, drew, photographed gasometers, weaving sheds, wind turbines and other edifices, old and new, that seem …

  2. amiddlet50

    Studio for All – ecologically inclusive

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    I have met with a colleague today who comes from a studio-based discipline and is thinking through how she will engage her international students. Immediately I find two fascinating dimensions here – the studio as an inherently inclusive space i.e. one that is designed for student-led co-operation. Second, if we …

  3. amiddlet50

    Studio for all #uogapt

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    I studied as an artist in a studio for five years. During this immersive experience in the 1990s that I learnt about the role of the studio as a place and context. Perhaps the strongest outcome of being an art student for me is best understood as that ‘way of …

  4. amiddlet50

    Loud Quiet Loud #SHU_LT

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    I am having a quiet moment. My train just got cancelled and it’s an hour until the next one.

    My initial commuter frustration has subsided. It’s been a long adrenalin-fueled day at our Learning & Teaching Conference (#SHU_LT), following a long day yesterday where I was presenting at Nottingham Trent’s …

  5. amiddlet50

    Placemaking and digital kith #digciz

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    Who are your kith?

    The idea of agency is implicit in the idea of kith: “a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture with a common language, customs, economy, etc., usually endogamous’ (dictionary.com). ‘Living’ and ‘forming’ clarify the roles we have as friends …

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