New paper on social construction of risk perception in Lima

January 31, 2016
By shaz

My paper with Liliana Miranda, Dr. Karin Pfeffer en Prof. Isa Baud titled ‘Risk perception: the social construction of spatial knowledge around climate-change related scenarios in Lima” is now available online [gated] with Habitat International. It is part of a special issue on Configuring knowledge in urban water-related risks and vulnerability. [gated].

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mapping thinkers beyond the capitalist paradigm

January 18, 2016
By shaz

This is a really useful infographic that actually uses the benefits of spatial relationships inherent in mindmapping. Beyond the capitalist paradigm is a mapping from BlaqSwans and the P2P foundation and their blog the Commons Transition. These guys are working on what the sharing economy actually means, going beyond discourse as a marketing tool and

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The time Freud reminded me that vulnerability and open discussion go hand in hand

January 3, 2016

Cronenberg’s film A Dangerous Method tells the story of the relationship between Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Jung’s patient-turned-lover-turned-colleague, Sabina Spielrein. There’s a particularly striking scene when Jung and Freud are chatting on a steamboat to America. Jung shares one of his dreams, which they analyse together, and it represents the changing nature of their

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here we go

December 29, 2015

We have this cultural understanding that ideas are sparks, that there is a Eureka moment, when suddenly the penny drops, the apple falls from the tree and the planets are spinning around the sun. However, what happens before that? How do we sow ground fertile for good ideas?

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