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Passivhaus Field Trip eNotebook by Rob Annable
Submitted by on October 11, 2010 – 1:58 pm5 Comments

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About : A notebook compiled during a study visit to Germany to learn about Passivhaus building design principles. Created with a combination of note taking, Polaroid prints, QR codes and links to web content.

Published October 2010

Rob Annable is an architect at Axis Design Architects in Birmingham. He blogs here and can be found on twitter at @eversion.

Tags: architecture, bookleteer, building design, eNotebook, passivhaus, Rob Annable

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A History of Municipal Housing by Owen Hatherley
Submitted by on January 25, 2010 – 9:00 amOne Comment

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About : An essay on modernist housing schemes commissioned by Axis Design Architects to inform discussions between the design team and the city council during their work on Birmingham’s Municipal Housing Trust project.

Published January 2010

Owen Hatherley is a freelance writer, a PhD student at Birkbeck, and author of Militant Modernism (Zero Books, 2009).
http://nastybrutalistandshort.blogspot.com

Tags: architecture, design, housing, modernism, Owen Hatherley

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From an outer suburban life by Linda Carroli
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About : Several years ago, Linda Carroli relocated to the outer northern suburbs of Brisbane, Australia. During this time, as a result of this experience, she was moved to commence postgraduate studies in urban planning and design. Her local area bears all the hallmarks of outer suburban development and in this spatial complex she is considering how this pattern shapes us as individuals and shapes our communities. With reference to notions of ‘dwelling’ (Heidegger), ‘redirective practice’ (Fry) and ‘synoikismos’ (Ingersoll), the eBook considers local encounters, responding in small ways, in thought and act, that disrupt – and ultimately transform – the pattern of suburban life. If we transform the suburbs and our way of thinking about them, can we transform ourselves and bring new futures into the realm of possibility? Can community and gathering displace consumerism and retreat? These works reflect on such transformative potential through experience and through relationships between self, community and place.

Published November 2009 in the Diffusion Transformations series

Linda Carroli is a writer, researcher and consultant based in Brisbane, Australia. With a focus on urban environments, she works and writes at the intersection of planning, design, art and culture. She is currently working on an Australia Council funded cultural writing project titled Placing, an exploration of place writing and writing place. She also writes a regular
column about urban innovation and creativity for Arts Hub. More information at http://harbingerconsultants.wordpress.com and http://placing.wordpress.com

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Tags: architecture, bookleteer, environment, Linda Carroli, suburbia, urban design, urban planning

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Transformations
Submitted by on November 21, 2008 – 4:08 pmNo Comment

why are we who we are?  what do we want to become?

Transformations is the latest series of Diffusion commissions curated by Proboscis. Proboscis is commissioning a diverse range of writers, artists, performers, thinkers and makers to respond to two questions from different perspectives, why are we who we are? and, what do we want to become?

As we get into the swing of the 21st Century our notions of identity, personal and societal, are subject to new arrays of emerging pressures and responsibilities. Our aspirations for change and growth are being re-thought as we grapple with the growing awareness of environmental changes which may already be beyond our control. How have we reached this point? Where do we go from here?

Transformations seeks to address these fluid notions of identity and aspiration by commissioning works that subtly reflect on individual identities, urban identity and pharmaceutical, biological and technological interventions. Over the next few years we will be inviting selected contributors to add their voices into this mix – through essays and artists books (eBooks) as well as in three dimensions (StoryCubes).

Add Your Voice
For the first time we are experimenting with a new approach to selecting works for this series – publishing as a conversation. Readers are invited to submit their own proposals for the series (through the comments section of this site) – we will provide accounts for the Diffusion Generator (soon to be re-launched as Bookleteer) for readers to become authors and create their own eBooks or StoryCubes,  the best of which we will publish as contributions to the series. We are not asking for quick responses, but for measured and considered contributions to the series – putting an eBook or a set of StoryCubes together is significant creative act. Get in touch if you are inspired by the works we have selected and published so far and have a proposal for a work of your own.

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Sponsorship Opportunity
We are seeking a sponsor for Transformations who shares our ethos of collaboration, public authoring and creating cultures of listening. Please contact us for more information.

Tags: architecture, Community & Events, conversation, environment, fiction, identity, listening, poetry, social commentary, sustainability, urbanism

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Perception Peterborough – blocks of change by Proboscis
Submitted by on October 28, 2008 – 2:54 pmNo Comment

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AboutBlocks of Change takes a look at the brick industry in Peterborough and how it changed the landscape and social make-up of the city. It is one of three eBooks created by Proboscis as part of a pack of ‘Impressions’ of the city, its people and environment for the Perception Peterborough project. Blocks of Change was created and designed by Karen Martin.

Perception Peterborough is a dynamic and creative visioning project which brought together key local representatives with creative thinkers to develop innovative approaches to the challenges and opportunities facing Peterborough. Proboscis was commissioned to develop and lead a series of creative workshops alongside consultants Haring Woods Associates

Published September 2008

Proboscis is a non-profit, artist-led creative studio based in London, UK. The team working on Perception Peterborough were: Alice Angus, Niharika Hariharan, Matt Huynh, Giles Lane, Karen Martin, Carmen Vela Maldonado and Orlagh Woods.

Tags: anarchaeology, architecture, Community & Events, creative cities, environment, Karen Martin, landscape, listening, mapping, Perception Peterborough, Proboscis, public engagement, sustainability

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Perception Peterborough – lines of mobility by Proboscis
Submitted by on October 28, 2008 – 2:47 pmOne Comment

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About : Lines of Mobility is a brief exploration of the role that the railways played in shaping the social, environmental and spatial landscape of Peterborough. It is one of three eBooks created by Proboscis as part of a pack of ‘Impressions’ of the city, its people and environment for the Perception Peterborough project. Lines of Mobility was created and designed by Karen Martin.

Perception Peterborough is a dynamic and creative visioning project which brought together key local representatives with creative thinkers to develop innovative approaches to the challenges and opportunities facing Peterborough. Proboscis was commissioned to develop and lead a series of creative workshops alongside consultants Haring Woods Associates

Published September 2008

Proboscis is a non-profit, artist-led creative studio based in London, UK. The team working on Perception Peterborough were: Alice Angus, Niharika Hariharan, Matt Huynh, Giles Lane, Karen Martin, Carmen Vela Maldonado and Orlagh Woods.

Tags: anarchaeology, architecture, Community & Events, creative cities, culture, environment, history, Karen Martin, landscape, listening, mapping, memory, mobility, Perception Peterborough, Proboscis, public engagement, sustainability

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Stirring Still – The city soul and its metaspaces by Raoul Bunschoten
Submitted by on June 10, 2005 – 7:42 pmNo Comment

Stirring Still

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Published June 2005

Raoul Bunschoten is an architect, educator and director of Chora Research.

Tags: architecture, Raoul Bunschoten

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This is Tomorrow by Gair Dunlop & Daniel Norton
Submitted by on November 11, 2004 – 11:19 amNo Comment

This is Tomorrow

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Published November 2004

bios to come

Tags: architecture, art, Daniel Norton, film, Gair Dunlop

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The Robinson Institute by Patrick Keiller
Submitted by on March 10, 2002 – 10:47 pmNo Comment

The Robinson Institute

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Published March 2002

Patrick Keiller is best known for his films London (1994) and Robinson in Space (1997), the latter extended as a book in 1999. The Dilapidated Dwelling, a documentary for television, was completed in 2000.

Tags: architecture, film, housing, Patrick Keiller

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SPeeLINE: Electronically Purveyed Spatial Envelopes by Marcelyn Gow
Submitted by on September 10, 2000 – 10:14 pmNo Comment

SPeeLINE

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Published September 2000

Marcelyn Gow is an architect and artist currently based in Zurich Switzerland. She has exhibited in New York, Berlin and Stockholm. Her most recent exhibition as part of the group servo was Sample 4 at the UCLA School of Architecture, Los Angeles.

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