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My experience as an Oxfam Trailwalker volunteer

Last year, I was part of a team that completed the Melbourne Oxfam Trailwalker event, walking together for 100km on the outskirts of townships, up and over low mountain ranges, and to Jells Park, within Melbourne suburbia, to raise money for Oxfam Australia’s many wonderful projects. 1,118 more words

Just For Fun - Personal Space

Left Bank Residency: day 2

Second day, and the temporary studio is in place. A series of foraging sorties to the conveniently located builders’ merchants across the road, and bag loads of stuff from my normal studio are scattered across a large piece of polythene spread over a cold and unforgiving stone floor. 234 more words

What is the true cost of housing - and is it too high a price?

If there is one thing that seems to make people angry in my line of work, it is the suggestion of changes to planning rules around housing. 2,017 more words


Why places, rather than just spaces, are so important

Do you know the feeling when you read something that just lifts your thinking to a different level? Even more, if it helps you to think about how to link two topics you know are somehow related, but you haven’t quite managed to make that link? 910 more words


ISSOTL - employability and learning spaces

I had the opportunity to speak at a very enjoyable panel session at the ISSOTL conference last week. The panel members focussed on the question: How will universities contribute to students’ employability in 2020?  356 more words

Design For Learning

Friends, Romans, countrymen, fellow writers - sharing my fears

For those who have been following along, I have decided to become more focused in my writing. Both on the topics I cover and how I will be writing. 1,225 more words

Life And Learning - Thinking Space

On the runway, picking up speed

Have you ever felt a bit unsettled? Felt as though, while things are fine, you’re not quite doing what you should be?

I have been feeling this way for a little while now, but couldn’t quite put a finger on why. 861 more words

Life And Learning - Thinking Space