Category Archives: About my project

Studying in a place is not only a ‘necessary evil’

Of course, if you go and speak to people in person then this has to occur in a ‘place’. I did not only go to ‘places’, I selected these places and the people and groups to interact with because of … Continue reading

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A little of what I said about ‘Gaining an ethnographic understanding of an urban place’

Today I (nervously) gave a paper at a methodology conference (RC33). I wanted to give a paper to justify that it should still be okay to study places, to point out that time in a place is valuable for understanding, … Continue reading

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Cars as vehicles for other things: A post about cars, planning and what I am working on

Writing a paper about cars is something I have considered since sitting through my first planning meetings of council. There is so much talk about cars when it come to planning approvals, partly because many permit applicants are looking for … Continue reading

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An update on where I am not: Considering non-commitment

After returning from a week off, I have not been to Port Melbourne since last weekend, although it has been possible to follow from a distance some of what has been happening. I fear I am becoming one of those … Continue reading

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Talking about suburbs

One Monday evening a little while ago I was listening to the radio on my way home and found myself laughing at a radio play on Triple R. The radio sketch featured two young men talking, with one seeking to … Continue reading

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I am going to be doing interviews

If you have asked me how this project is going in the past few weeks (or maybe even months) I quite possibly muttered something about needing to start interviews. This post is not strictly an advertisement for interviewees because I … Continue reading

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You can find my project on Facebook

While people seem to say a lot more bad things about Facebook than good things, you’ll find me on my InPortMelbourne page sharing links and the odd idea. My page is in pretty good company, with a number of Port … Continue reading

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