The Inquirer bumped this piece so here it is. In the new online newspaper, Dublin Inquirer, Lorcan Sirr stated that the most serious problem ”with housing in Dublin…is this: at the state level, housing policy is dominated by an inappropriate and politically motivated rural ideology…” This ideology is made manifest by a constant drive for home ownership. This leads … More Retort to Lorcan Sirr’s housing article.
So why am I continuing? Because I believe what I have to say is important. It is worth writing about the spatial practices of Irish Catholics and its political implications. It consumes me. … More Rites of passage
This is the third and final post from my contribution to the Provisional University session last week. The spatial politics of walking around Dublin’s north city In her 2011 project Pathological Geographies, Emma Cummins puts forward the idea that “to really understand the current financial crisis – and by extension, the problems of capitalism itself – … More What’s the story buddleia 3/3
This is the second of three posts on the PU session last week. The slides are available as a PDF here. The mapping project In January, Stephen and I marked a few sites on a google map based on some photography he had done on his walk to work in the south of the city. The … More What’s the story buddleia? 2/3
This is the first of three posts arising from my contribution to the Provisional University session last Thursday. Thanks to all who contributed. The slides are available as a PDF here. Introduction In early January 2013, following initial work by Stephen Rigney and me, a Google map of derelict sites was made public. We asked … More What’s the story buddleia? 1/3