Ecobuild 2013

I spent an enjoyable day at Ecobuild today. It is always interesting and I go every year. Every year is slightly different. Impressions are that green infrastructure is growing! The number of stands selling and informing about greenroofs and green walls has grown from last year. This also seems to be reflected in the seminars… Continue reading Ecobuild 2013

From Rooftops to the High Court!

I certainly did not think, when I started fieldwork, that my fieldsite would be office meeting rooms, exhibitions, rooftops, people’s kitchens, numerous cafes, Chelsea Flower Show, my living room and the High Court. This has been fascinating and I certainly never thought I’d end up in the High Court! This presents several challenges for the… Continue reading From Rooftops to the High Court!

The field in fieldwork

Working in the field for anthropologists often means going away. Away from wherever they usually live. And so a dualism is set up between here and there, the field and the write-up or desk, us and them. What Schwegler and Powell call “a classic Malinowskian distinction” (2008:1). This is often characterized by a journey. Not… Continue reading The field in fieldwork

Solar powered vehicles

It’s amazing what you see from the top deck of a bus. On Saturday we came back from the Harry Potter film by bus and spotted a solar panel on top of an ambulance. Not one of my better photos, and taken with my phone, but you get the idea. A little googling reveals that… Continue reading Solar powered vehicles