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Can arcades fire? (or are old arcades the new laneways?)

May 18th, 2013 54 Comments

A strange obsession of mine of late is the fate of old suburban shopping arcades. I am, as far as i can tell, pretty much alone in believing they’re a rich vein of untapped urban and suburban gold. Or, to put it in language that hipsters, planners and local politicians can┬áreflexively and instinctively respond to […]

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Makers and Places: from creation to consumption (and back again)

December 3rd, 2012 11 Comments

This is the video of a recent talk i gave as part of TEDx Moreton Bay. It’s really a balloon floating exercise as part of a larger argument than i will be running a bit in the not too distant future: that we are witnessing something of a cyclical turn from places largely of consumption […]

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