Sunday, November 15, 2009

TIME IS NOW


(Image embedded from http://voteforfranco.com/ - courtesy of Nu SCHOOL DESIGN AGENCY)

FRANCO BUSCEMI for QIA President
QIA => The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is aimed at representing the interests of the Inuit of the Baffin Region, High Arctic and Belcher Islands.

"One thing I am focusing-on in my campaign platform is youth. Not because we are the future, rather because we are here Now."

See & READ more: http://voteforfranco.com/

Sunday, November 01, 2009

TECHNOLOGIES CRÉATIVES

[Image: Drawing seals. JCM. Aqqusinersuaq/Nuuk 2008]

I've submitted preliminary title and description for:
Études/Inuit/Studies on "Creative Technologies / Technologies créatives" (Due December 2010)

___________ on technology of everyday life
My article explores a particular practice - ____________ - for its tactics of appropriation and production of space.
____________, presented through data collected during my fieldwork in 2006-2007, accentuates important meanings to everydayness, and challenges our perception of engagement with the spatial and temporal rhythms of lived environments, such as the city of Sisimiut, Greenland.

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Topic (i.e. ___________):
Guess what?

Keywords &-issues:
> Everyday - repetition or ongoing negotiation?
> ______ - body/_____ /terrain
> Creativity - performance, accordion of meaning
> Youth

Theoretical framework:
”Man must be everyday, or he will not be at all" (Henri Lefebvre - Critique of Everyday Life, vol.1).

- what the heck does he mean by that?

(Some interesting views at "Henri Lefebvre is much better then David Harvey" - here

IN THE URBAN SPACE OF NUUK

[Image from event referred to in BKP's article - 2004, O4BAAJ, courtesy of KGH]

I'm posting this basically to say thank you to those who not only read but actually use what I write. Isn't that what this is all about?

So -> Études/Inuit/Studies
Volume 32, numéro 1, 2008,
Inuit urbains / Urban Inuit

Young Greenlanders in the urban space of Nuuk

by Birgit Kleist Pedersen (BKP) (Department of Language, Literature and Media,Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland).

This article is about young urban Greenlanders living in Nuuk, and how they depict themselves in selected lyrics and the feature film Eskimo Weekend (http://id.erudit.org/revue/etudinuit/2008/v32/n1/029821ar.html).

......."The underlying message from these young people, I believe, is that “sex, drugs and rockn’roll” may play an important role in their urban life, but the young people actually do reflect on the past, present and future in a responsible way" (Pedersen 2008, In: Études/Inuit/Studies, Volume 32, numéro 1, 2008, p. 91-105).