Alexandra Mary

Earlier this week, I was at the launch of a book by Aileen O’Carroll and Don Bennett on Dublin’s dockers. Their work culture, community history and geographies are now hidden from most who live in the city. Much of that poetry and prose is lost in the labour-denying use of the word ‘infrastructure’, as if … More Alexandra Mary

Two recent events

A pair of events I attended recently have sparked some interest in me about what being a geographer in public means. They are not meant to sit at either end of a spectrum but each in turn told me things about what geography can be ‘for’, beyond educational settings. In late August, the Irish Modern … More Two recent events

Irish Geography book review – More than concrete blocks: Dublin city’s twentieth-century buildings and their stories, Volume 1: 1900-40

My book review of Rowley’s essential book on Dublin’s architecture is now available as a PDF here and online at the Irish Geography website (subscription). I am really looking forward to how the other volumes are worked through in the coming time.