Vacation

Today is my last day as Program Director. So I went out and bought a hat. And am now feeling a bit dressy – and flamboyant. Its black – but feelings are in the heart, or head actually. I will pull out my ear rings. I am permitted to let my true nature come out.…… Continue reading Vacation

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India Readings

Reading India. 1. William Dalrymple: The city of Djinns and /or White Mughals 2. Gregory David Roberts: Shantaram 3. Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies 4. Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things 5. Salman Rushdie: Midnights Children 6. Naipaul: India – a wounded civilization 7. Amitav Ghosh- the Hungry Tide

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The waste meter

It: •    Measures the liquid waste leaving properties. •    The property can be charged for the size of their ecological footprint, which equals the amount of pollution the property puts out. The provocation: Suppose we cut off the sewage pipe! What would happen – If Houses were: To be prohibited from send away their liquid…… Continue reading The waste meter

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Enterpreneurship

On the making of design entrepreneurs: Explorations in the design classroom Authors: Denis Smitka, Liam Fennessy, & Soumitri Varadarajan, RMIT University Keywords: Entrepreneur, Design Entrepreneur, Business incubators, Business opportunity, Bootstrap funding Abstract The design entrepreneur as agency has a long history in Melbourne and has emerged in recent times as – a viable construct in…… Continue reading Enterpreneurship

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Fires in Victoria

All day its been smokey in Melbourne. Images from earth observatory. Bush Fires Photos. 

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Constructing Communities

Maybe I would have encouraged you to think that this as a project because I have seen the document as a three year project. While this is a three year research project this is not actually a project. Because we don’t know what the goals are. We don’t know where we are going and we…… Continue reading Constructing Communities

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On Dialogue

It’s a facilitator. What does that mean? To be part of a community consulting process. I acknowledged the staff, then I acknowledged the sessionals and two weeks ago I acknowledge the students by telling them all that they were very important members of this community and that every action that the community took would be…… Continue reading On Dialogue

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On Porosity

There’s an issue which is inside this – that I come from a background of working on community projects and so for me the sustainable and robust action is that which is arrived at through the process of consultation and in the process of consultation there are going to be very many different ideas which…… Continue reading On Porosity

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