Comics design experiments: Weeks 1-4 Reflections

Over the past few weeks I’ve been doing exercises set by Pat to better understand the role of design principles in how to build and analyse comics. So far, we’ve covered the following topics – some with an accompanying comic, others just by look at other’s works. Week 1: Core principles of design and howContinue reading “Comics design experiments: Weeks 1-4 Reflections”

Play in regeneration

Human-fostered ecosystem and biological regeneration is vital and rewarding work. All over the world, people come together to create joy by nourishing the ecosystems around them – planting trees, fertilising the soil from fire, seaweed or compost. They’re even re-introducing lost species and allowing them to regenerate ecosystems to suit their needs. The work ofContinue reading “Play in regeneration”

Rewilding: Preliminary findings

Rewilding is the concept of taking a denuded or human-damaged landscape and reintroducing native plants and animals that used to occupy the land. The reintroduction of beavers to waterways across the UK has transformed the way that water is flowing across the island, and is allowing ecosystems that were previously imperilled to recover. In placesContinue reading “Rewilding: Preliminary findings”

Autoethnography and arts based qualitative research

Autoethnography is the practice of generating knowledge from a researcher’s lived experience. Where the telling of an autobiographic narrative feeds into the framework of the research questions a person is asking. The medium in which the researcher tells the story is important – whether its written in prose, poetry; whether it’s danced or drawn –Continue reading “Autoethnography and arts based qualitative research”

Resisting extinction and design fictions

Writing analysis on graphic narratives of extinction, as well as camping on the firegrounds of Nymboida Country (Gumbaynggirr) has led to some evolutions and clarity in my approach to design research. When I did The Forage I engaged with a materiality in my work that included using colours and collages of the place I wasContinue reading “Resisting extinction and design fictions”

What is extinction?

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are a body of conservation practitioners, local groups, big environmental organisations and governmental organisations who all work on the conservation of the world’s biodiversity. The IUCN is probably best known for their RED LIST where species are categorised based of their risk of extinction. From theContinue reading “What is extinction?”

Geography (1)

Geography is a massive, interdisciplinary field spanning from large scale ecological studies (biogeography) to the interpretation and meaning of place and how people interact with it (cultural geography). At its core, it’s the exploration and analysis of how humans interact with each other and the living and the non-living networks on which they depend. So,Continue reading “Geography (1)”

Environmental humanities (1)

The environmental humanities span from the fields of human geography – which is the study of people within and as part of their environment through to literary criticism and the arts. It is a broad examination of the human and its place within the world, including the non-human species that we engage with. The environmentalContinue reading “Environmental humanities (1)”