An Indigenous Feminist’s take on the Ontological Turn: ‘ontology’ is just another word for colonialism

Originally posted on Urbane Adventurer: Amiskwacî:
Personal paradigm shifts have a way of sneaking up on you. It started, innocently enough, with a trip to Edinburgh to see the great Latour discuss his latest work in February 2013. I was giddy with excitement: a talk by the Great Latour. Live and in colour! In his…

Cake Pops

I’ve seen cake pops rise in popularity in magazines and online and decided to try them out.The silicone mould, bought online was just over £3 (they can be as much as £12) and used a ginger cake mix for the first batch. Tip number one: Grease the mould just right. Not enough and the pops… Continue reading Cake Pops

Giro d’Italia comes to Northern Ireland

Normally, everyone ignores Northern Ireland (unless there is something Troubles-related). But for the last few years, people have begun to take an interest. First it was the promotion of the Giant’s Causeway as a World Heritage site which has brought more tourists here and the Olympic torch sprinted through in 2012. Game of Thrones is… Continue reading Giro d’Italia comes to Northern Ireland

Halloween Gingerbread Persons

Inspired by the Great British Bake-off, and needing a break from writing, I tried my hand at baking gingerbread persons for Halloween. The recipe came from the BBC website. Next time I make these I will knead the dough a little bit more and use a bit more flour when rolling out because I found… Continue reading Halloween Gingerbread Persons

Sustainability – the problem of cups

Climate change is “a condition under which human beings will have to make choices about such matters as economic development and the way we govern ourselves” ⁠(Rayner 2009:xxii). One of the ways people have responded to climate change is by becoming more sustainable. But, as we know, it is not always clear what sustainability is.… Continue reading Sustainability – the problem of cups

Sustainability and the Home Front(ier): Between governmentality and embodied environmentalism?

In August, I’m chairing a panel which looks very exciting indeed. If you are interested in sustainability and are in London, come along. The panel has been convened by the Sustainability, Environment and Culture of Materials Research Group at UCL – and mainly through the hard work of Saffron Woodcraft. Sustainability and the Home Front(ier):… Continue reading Sustainability and the Home Front(ier): Between governmentality and embodied environmentalism?

The London Brownie Inspectorate

If you haven’t seen our new blog The London Brownie Inspectorate – click on the link and see what we’ve been nibbling on!